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Job Centers Update

The South Central Wisconsin Job Centers (Dane County Job Center, Sauk County Job Center and Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County) are expanding their available services to include walk-in customers.

NOTE: Please follow the mask and social distancing requirements at each facility. Not all agencies are providing walk-in services.

If you have questions or want to schedule an appointment, please call the appropriate location below or visit the Job Center Directory for more contacts.

Job Center of Wisconsin Workshops

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

Serving Dane County
Dane County Job Center
1819 Aberg Avenue
Madison, WI 53704
Tel: 608-288-2459
or Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1

Walk-In Resource Room & Job Search Services

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

Serving Sauk County
Sauk County Job Center
505 Broadway Street, Suite 232
Baraboo, WI 53910
Tel: 608-355-4808
or Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1

Walk-In Resource room & Job Search Services

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday:
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: Call for hours

Serving Dodge & Jefferson Counties
Workforce Development Center of Jefferson County
874 Collins Road
Jefferson, WI 53549
Tel: 920-675-4625
or Wisconsin Relay at 7-1-1

Walk-In Resource Room & Job Search Services

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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.

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.

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