Welcome

The Workforce Development Board Staff are working remotely contact us by email below or by calling 715-235-8393 and extension below:

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Please contact us by email or by calling the office number at 715-235-8393 and selecting the staff member extension.
Jon Menz, CEO Extension 100 jmenz@wdbwcw.org
Michelle Emerson, Executive Administrator Ext. 104 emerson@wdbwcw.org
Bambi Penning, Fiscal Director Extension 102 bpenning@wdbwcw.org
Kim Larson, Analyst Ext. klarson@wdbwcw.org
Toni Oas, WIOA Program Services Director toas@wdbwcw.org

Work-search requirements reinstated in Wisconsin, effective Sunday, May 23rd, 2021.

https://fox11online.com/news/political/work-search-requirements-reinstated-effective-sunday

Chippewa Valley Business and Industry check out how the West Central WI Workforce Business Services Team can help you by contacting our service provider Cassandra Hathaway, Business Services Coordinator cassandra.hathaway@workforceresource.org or by calling 715-232-7380 extension 1526.

Are you an employer facing layoff and need assistance with employees that will be dislocated from their jobs?

The West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board is here to help.  Please contact us at the below if your company is closing or laying off workers. 
West Central WI Workforce Development Board 
Contact: Jon Menz – Chief Executive Officer
715-235-8393 ext.100 jmenz@wdbwcw.org

Unemployment FACT Links Below

Unemployment FAQs for Claimants

Unemployment FAQs for Employers

ALIGNMENT AND PARTNERSHIP

It is our goal to continue to serve this region through the alignment of industry, educational and community partnerships in West Central Wisconsin.

“The Workforce Development Board is dedicated to ensuring Western Wisconsin businesses have access to the best possible workforce. We provide leadership oversight for the work done to link the aspirations and skills of workers to the business needs of our region. By doing this, we not only make life better now for the individuals, families and businesses served, but we contribute to the construction of a stronger tomorrow for our region and for the State of Wisconsin.” -Alison H. Page, CEO, Western Wisconsin Health;
2017 Past Chair, West Central Workforce Development Board

“The nine (9) counties that make up the West Central Wisconsin County Boards’ Consortium have a vital interest in assuring that we have individuals serving on our Workforce Development Board that not only meet the Plan of Representation Requirement but are individuals who are actively and enthusiastically engaged in the WDB’s critical work. This joint effort with the WDB has never played a more critical role in assuring that job training will result in job placement and meet the needs of our local businesses.”
Colleen Bates, Eau Claire County Elected Official Chair;
 2019 Chair, West Central Wisconsin County Boards’ Consortium

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board by calling:  715-235-8393.

Job Center
West Central WI Job Centers Dislocated Worker Program Contact information

If you have recently lost your job, you may be eligible for a
variety of services through the Dislocated Worker Program. How you can apply? Connect with your one of your West Central WI Job Center’s to let them know you are interested in the Dislocated Worker Program by contacting Carrie Gustafson, Career Planner Workforce Resource, Inc. Ph: 877-711-9390 ext. 1314 Text: 408-703-9311 Gustafsonc@workforceresource.org