American Job Centers

Your local source for education, training and employment opportunities.

Virtual Services Available

While the South Central Wisconsin Job Centers are closed due to the pandemic, you can still connect with staff for career, education and supportive services. You can also find services available on at any time, including assistance with resumes, job search, budgets, labor market information and more.

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

Job Center of Wisconsin Workshops

These workshops can help you prepare for employment with tips on interviewing, job searching, resumes, onboarding and more.

South Central Wisconsin Job Center System

We support three American Job Centers (AJCs) that connect businesses and job seekers to employment and training services. These centers bring together various organizations and agencies - both public and private - in one place.

The Dane County Job Center, Sauk County Job Center and Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County are part of the South Central Wisconsin Job Center System. The system includes government agencies and community-based organizations that aim to make our communities a better place to live by improving job opportunities through economic support, training and education. The centers can help you access both career and non-career related services. They also 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 connect you with someone best able to meet your needs.

Dane County Job Center
1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
Tel: 608-242-4900 or
Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1

Sauk County Job Center
505 Broadway Street
Suite 232
Baraboo, Wisconsin 53913
Tel: 608-355-4810 or
Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1

Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County
874 Collins Road
Jefferson, Wisconsin 53549
Tel: 920-674-7500 or
Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1
*In-person services available by appointment only.

*In-Person Services Available in Jefferson Co. by Appointment Only

Beginning March 1, 2021, the Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County is open for in-person services and resource room access by appointment only. Call 608-405-4404 to schedule an appointment. Appointment times are available Tuesday and Thursday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Appointments are required. Visitors will be asked health screening questions when the appointment is made and again at the time of the appointment. Please wear a mask inside the job center for the duration of your appointment.

Available Services

Services may vary by location but can include:

  • Resource rooms with phones, free internet, printers and resume writing tools
  • Job training services
  • Job search assistance
  • Career exploration and advising
  • Interview practice
  • Skills testing
  • Labor market information
  • Employment workshops
  • Supportive services including financial assistance, training services, food assistance, childcare, emergency funds, transportation help and more

AJC Partner Agencies

Staff at your local AJC can connect you with partner resources, including:

  • WIOA programs for adults, dislocated workers and young adults (WIOA Title I) via the WorkSmart Network
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Technical College services (WIOA Title II)
  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (WIOA Title IV)
  • Emergency housing and childcare assistance
  • Employment services via Job Services (WIOA Title III)
  • Food benefit assistance including FoodShare
  • Healthcare coverage information including BadgerCare
  • Human Services
  • Migrant worker programs
  • Native American programs
  • Older worker services
  • Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
  • Unemployment Insurance (UI) information and assistance
  • Veteran services
  • Wisconsin Works (W-2)

Special Services Through WIOA

Additional employment and training-related services are available to individuals that meet WIOA eligibility guidelines. Services can include job search assistance, individual career guidance and counseling, labor market information, training and skill upgrades, and more.

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 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.