The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and its Job Center partners understand the current pandemic crisis is taking a toll on local businesses and their employees in our communities. NCWWDB wants both businesses and workers to know about resources available during this time.
As businesses are forced to temporarily lay off workers due to required closures or limited work hours, workers should consider filing for Unemployment Insurance through the Department of Workforce Development. Unemployment Insurance, or UI, is a monetary benefit to eligible employees who experience job loss. To learn more about UI and how to file, visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/information. On this website, workers will find information and videos on how to apply for benefits. The requirements for UI have recently changed since Governor Evers issued an Emergency Order on March 17, 2020.
Effective March 25, 2020 all Job Centers across the state have been closed to the public.
Individuals are encouraged to apply for UI online. Individuals can file their claim from a home computer or a smartphone. If an individual needs UI assistance from a local Job Center staff member, they should call the regional number at 715-261-8700.
Job Search and other employment assistance is still available on www.JobCenterofWisconsin.com. The statewide Job Center Help Desk is also available for general assistance at (888) 258-9966.
The North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is dedicated to serving businesses and workers during this difficult time. NCWWDB will continue to engage local employers, educators, and community organizations to more effectively align workforce development resources. NCWWDB is currently working with DWD to secure additional National Emergency Grants to assist Dislocated Workers with the ongoing crisis. As funds become available, information will be made public.