Basic Career Services

The Job Centers provide a variety of job search services to all job seekers regardless of background or financial standing. Below, is a listing of the Services that we provide with more information.

Service
Description

Information on available Job Services

The job centers offer services through several programs including: Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Veterans Services and Wisconsin Works (W-2). Please visit your local job center for information about these services. A listing or our local job centers can be found on our One Stop Centers page.

Information on local education and training providers

We partner with area colleges and universities to provide training and education for program participants.  For more information on training programs and classes, please visit one of our education partners:

Assistance in filing claims for unemployment insurance

For Unemployment benefits, claims, or any other Unemployment Insurance information, please visit the Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance website.

Online job search assistance

The staff at our local job centers can help you with job searching.  The Resource Rooms in each job center are equipped with computers which you can use to search and apply for a job. Each Resource Room also has a library of books and DVDs pertaining to job seeking, skill development and other helpful information. Please visit the Job Center in your area for further information.

Resume and cover letter preparation

The Resource Room staff in each of the job centers will also help you develop a Resume and a cover letter, which are essential to applying for employment. Please visit your local Job Center for assistance.

Skills assessments

1. Local Job Centers provide skills assessment testing that include WorkKeys and Job Fit Assessment.

2. WorkKeys is an assessment that measures skills by testing areas such as Applied Mathematics, Reading for Information and Locating Information. WorkKeys can lead to receiving the National Career Readiness Certificate. For more information on the assessment, please visit your local Job Center, or the WorkKeys website.

3. The Job Centers also use JobFit to match employees and job seekers. It allows job seekers to search through job openings that are updated daily. Please contact or visit a local Job Center for more information.

Computer programs and tutorials

The staff at each Job Center can provide assistance with basic computer skills. The centers also offer tutorials on Microsoft Office, Quick Books, and typing tutorials. For a listing of upcoming training and events for each Job Center, please click below:

Career counseling

Career counseling is available at each of our Job Centers. Please contact or visit your local Job Center for further information.

Labor market information (LMI)

Details regarding: job vacancies, skills required for in-demand jobs, and local, regional, and national employment trends.

The Wisconsin Labor Market Information System provides information such as Most Job Openings, High Growth Job Openings, Wage and compensations information, and many statistics that are useful in job searching.  For more information, please visit Wisconsin’s Worknet.

Workshops

Workshops cover topics like: job search skills, how to write effective resumes and cover letters, the art of the interview, effective communication skills, computer basics, and life skills enhancement. For more information about workshops provided in each of the Job Centers, please use the resources below:

GED/HSED classes

These classes are offered through local technical colleges. The FVWDB partners with Fox Valley Technical College and Moraine Park Technical College in providing GED and HSED classes. For information on the classes, please visit the websites below:

 

 

Contact

For more information, please contact:  Kim Lemieux

Phone: (920) 232-5830

Email: klemieux@fvwdb.com

 

A proud partner of the American Job Network