American Job Centers

Your local source for education, training and employment opportunities.

Job Centers Closed

UPDATE: The South Central Wisconsin Job Centers (Dane County Job Center, Sauk County Job Center and Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County) are currently closed due to COVID-19. You can still access at any time to update your resume, search for jobs, create a budget, review labor market information and more.

If you need assistance, please email vog.nisnocsiw.dwdnull@nisnocsiwforetnecboj or make an appointment via phone with a representative nearest you.

South Central Wisconsin Job Center System

We support 3 American Job Centers throughout South Central Wisconsin. Each Center provides an array of employment services and connect customers to work-related training and education options. Professional staff are available to provide customers with the best possible service and information.

Dane County Job Center
1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Telephone: (608) 249-4900 or Wisconsin Relay 711

Jefferson County Workforce Development Center
874 Collins Road
Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
Telephone: (920) 674-7500 or Wisconsin Relay 711

Sauk County Job Center
505 Broadway Street, Suite 232
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Telephone: (608) 355-4810 or Wisconsin Relay 711

Serving Our Communities

The American Job Centers are part of the South Central Wisconsin Job Center system. The system includes government agencies and community-based organizations with a common goal: to make our community a better place to live by improving job opportunities through economic support, training and education. American Job Center locations are home to local, state and federal agencies that can help you access both career and non-career related services. These Centers provide access to critical job and skill development services and resources, as well as business services that are vital to the social and economic well-being of our communities through partnerships with other local, state and federal agencies, education, and economic development organizations. While all agencies may not have staff or services at every location, staff can help you get in touch with someone best able to meet your needs.

Visits made to American Job Ceners in the region from July 1, 2017 to June 31, 2018

Available Services

Services can vary by location but can include:

  • Resource rooms with phones, free Internet and resume writing tools
  • Job training services
  • Job search assistance
  • Career exploration and advising
  • Interview practice
  • Skills testing
  • Labor market information (LMI)
  • Employment workshops
  • Supportive services (which can include information about financial assistance, training services, food assistance, childcare, emergency funds, transportation help and other benefits)
  • Hiring events and business service information
  • Accessibility and special accommodations for persons with disabilities
  • Referrals to community-based resources and other local help
  • Access to Job Center of Wisconsin, the State's job finding website
  • Unemployment insurance information

Job Center Partners & Services

Additional partner resources and services may include:

  • Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) services
    • Title I (adult, dislocated worker and youth employment and training) programs offered locally via the WorkSmart Network
    • Title II (adult education and literacy programs)
    • Title III (employment services) via Wisconsin Job Services
    • Title IV (rehabilitation services) via the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance programs
  • Veterans Services
  • Welfare-to-Work (W2)
  • Food benefit assistance like FoodShare
  • Emergency, housing and childcare assistance
  • Healthcare coverage programs like BadgerCare Plus

Mobile Career Lab

The State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development's Mobile Career Lab delivers workforce resources and services to individuals and businesses throughout Wisconsin. The Mobile Career Lab assists those who may have challenges accessing workforce services, employers who have a training or hiring need, and partners who could use additional resources.