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AURORA VOCATIONAL SERVICES

Providing assistance to people with disabilities seeking to obtain or maintain community based employment. Job placement and Supported Employment Services: Working in collaboration with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, we will work to match your unique job interests with community employers. On site-job training (systematic instruction) can also be provided to ensure job success and retention. Employment skill development classes: Helping individuals further develop soft skills that will help them reach their employment goals.

ADDRESS

451 Grand Ave
Schofield, 54476

PHONE

(715) 359-2879

CITIZENS EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING

Our mission is to help people find their role in the workplace. Our Employment Specialists work one-on-one to set goals and create an individual plan for employment for each participant. We provide paid training at a local non-profit or government agency while working to find outside employment. This service is available to people who are age 55 & up and who have low or no current income. We also provide job development and placement services to people of all ages with disabilities.

ADDRESS

800 Wisconsin St., Unit 88
Eau Claire, 54703

PHONE

(715) 839-5058

DIVISION OF VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION (DVR)

Individuals with disabilities that are having problems getting or retaining employment due to their disability should use this service. Vocational Rehabilitation, assistance may include counseling and vocational preparation services leading to placement in employment.

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Marathon County Job Center
364 Grand Avenue, Wausau, WI 54403
715-261-8760 (Voice) 800-469-0917 (Toll Free)

Wisconsin Job Center – Wisconsin Rapids
320 West Grand Avenue, Suite 102, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
715-422-5050 (Voice) 800-228-1903 (Toll Free)

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCES INC

Provides work incentives planning & assistance to social Security Beneficiaries with disabilities to help make informed decisions about their work and benefits.*Determine eligibility & plan for work incentive programs*Referral to employment networks or state vocational rehabilitation agencies*Information about advocacy & protection services*Provide general information about health coverage for individuals entering the workforce

ADDRESS

2701 International Lane, Ste 210
Madison, 53704

PHONE

(608) 246-3444

EXPERIENCE WORKS, INC

Experience Works operates employment and training programs for many older Wisconsin citizens. Their goal is to provide participants with training, experience, support services, and information to improve lives, gain self sufficiency, obtain permanent employment, and meet needs of demand driven workforce. Experience Works us part of the SCSEP (Senior Community Service Employment Program).

ADDRESS

1605 University Dr
Marinette, 54143

PHONE

(715) 410-8223 or (262) 334-1635

FARM (FARM ASSESSMENT AND REHABILITATION METHODS)

Farm Assessment and Rehabilitation Methods (FARM) is a program designed to help individuals and families cope with the effects of a disability and make it possible for them to return to farming after a disabling injury or illness. Rural rehabilitation specialists statewide provide on-site rehabilitation assessments and recommendations. FARM provides information on equipment, worksite modifications, community and health care options, and job restructuring. FARM also provides referral to funding sources (e.g. DVR) and assistance with obtaining adaptive equipment.

ADDRESS

8001 Excelsior Dr., Ste 200
Madison, 53717

PHONE

(608) 277-8288 or (608) 237-1446

FORWARD SERVICE CORPORATION

Wisconsin Works (W-2) offers a wide range of employment, training and support services to help eligible Wisconsin residents secure and maintain employment. Individuals must have minor children to qualify and be working less than 29 hours/week. Participants complete up to 40 hours/week in assigned activities to get a monthly payment. Emergency Assistance can be provided by Forward Services. Assistance that can be provided includes: Rent assistance if minor child is living in the home (once/year), Assistance with WPS disconnects if child under 5 is living in the home or there is a condition requiring electricity for medical equipment, Homelessness assistance if there is a minor child in the home or impending 5 day eviction, Gas vouchers for those already enrolled in the W-2 program. Foodshare and Employment Training (FSET) require the individual to be receiving Foodshare and there is no monthly payment.

Langlade: 618 5th Ave, Antigo WI 54409

Lincoln: 607 N. Sales St, Merril WI 53530

Marathon: 364 Grand Av, Wausau WI 54403

Wood: 320 West Grand Av, Suite 102, Wisconsin Rapids WI 54494

PHONE

(608)244-3526

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF NC WISCONSIN

Provides work experience for people with special needs. Goodwill accepts donations of clothing, small appliances and household items in good, resaleable condition for resale. Goodwill clients process merchandise locally and learn cashiering and clerking. Also sells new merchandise. The Good Neighbor program provides emergency assistance – on a referral basis only – to agency clients, allowing them to select products from our retail stores. Contact the ADRC-CW for certificates at (888)486-9545.

Antigo: 405 Hwy 64 E, Antigo, WI 54409

Marshfield: 2220 N Central Av, Marshfield, WI 54449

Rib Mountain: 1100 Morning Glory Ln, Wausau, WI 54401

Weston: 2713 Schofield Av, Schofield, WI 54476

Wisconsin Rapids: 2561 8th St South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

PHONE

800-482-0030

IBA RESOURCES LLC

Provides benefits analysis and work incentive counseling, job placement, supported employment, and job coaching.

PHONE

(888) 206-6028

JOB ACCESS LOAN PROGRAM

Job Access Loans are short-term, no interest loans designed to assist eligible individuals to meet emergency needs that support obtaining or maintaining employment. Wisconsin Works (W-2) eligible individuals must apply through a Financial and Employment Planner (FEP) and develop an acceptable loan repayment plan. Job Access Loans typically are to be repaid within a 12-month period, but may be extended up to maximum of 24 months in individual circumstances. Job Access Loan monthly repayments can be made in two ways: in cash or through a combination of cash and volunteer community service. Job Access Loan uses might include, but are not limited to, the following:*Assistance in paying for car repairs necessary for obtaining or maintaining employment.*Car Loans enabling participants to access transportation to work.*Required employment clothing/uniforms or equipment expenses.*Rent or security deposits, if related to employment (relocation, etc).*Moving expenses to a new area for obtaining or maintaining employment. The W-2 agency determines eligibility for Job Access Loans and administers the issuance and repayment of the loans. For participants who have been approved to partially repay the loan through volunteer community service, the W-2 agency will also monitor and verify the community service. Most individuals meeting W-2 agency requirements are potentially eligible for Job Access Loans. Minor teen parents must meet special requirements to receive a Job Access Loan. To qualify for a loan, the individual will be required to verify that they cannot reasonably obtain payment for the specific items through any other source.

ADDRESS

364 Grand Ave
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-8700

JOB ACCESS LOANS

Job Access Loans are short-term, no interest loans designed to assist eligible individuals to meet emergency needs that support obtaining or maintaining employment. Wisconsin Works (W-2) eligible individuals must apply through a Financial and Employment Planner (FEP) and develop an acceptable loan repayment plan. Job Access Loans typically are to be repaid within a 12-month period, but may be extended up to maximum of 24 months in individual circumstances. Job Access Loan monthly repayments can be made in two ways: in check/money order or through a combination of check/money order and volunteer community service. Job Access Loan uses might include, but are not limited to the following:*Assistance in paying for car repairs necessary for obtaining or maintaining employment.*Car Loans enabling participants to access transportation to work.*Required employment clothing/uniforms or equipment expenses.*Rent or security deposits, if related to employment (relocation, etc).*Moving expenses to a new area for obtaining or maintaining employment. Most individuals meeting W-2 agency requirements are potentially eligible for Job Access Loans. Minor teen parents must meet special requirements to receive a Job Access Loan. To qualify for a loan, the individual will be required to verify that they cannot reasonably obtain payment for the specific items through any other source. Funding available fluxuates.

ADDRESS

364 Grand Ave
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-8700

JOB CENTER OF WISCONSIN - MARSHFIELD

Job Center provides help for persons needing assistance in gaining employment. Some of the available Job Related Resources are listed below: JobNet (local statewide job openings), Resumes & Cover Letters (WinWay Program), State & Federal Civil Service Internet Sites, Job Search Techniques, Job Central (National openings), Teaching Positions Internet Site, Resource Library, Labor Market Information.

ADDRESS

156 S Central Ave
Marshfield, 54449

PHONE

(888) 258-9966

JOB CENTER OF WISCONSIN - WAUSAU

Job Center provides help for persons needing assistance in gaining employment. Some of the available Job Related Resources are listed below: JobNet (local statewide job openings), Resumes & Cover Letters, State & Federal Civil Service Internet Sites, Job Search Techniques, Local Newspaper, Job Central (National openings), Resource Library, Labor Market Information, Workshops and Individualized Assistance for Job Readiness, Career Assessments, Resume Development and Career Guidance, assistance for individuals to remove barriers to employment. Resource Room for computer use, resume printing, job search assistance. All services available at no charge.

ADDRESS

364 Grand Ave
Wausau, 54403

PHONE

(715) 261-8700

JOB CENTER OF WISCONSIN –WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Job Center provides help for persons needing assistance in gaining employment. Some of the available Job Related Resources are listed below: JobNet (local statewide job openings), State & Federal Civil Service Internet Sites, Job Search Techniques, Job Preparing, Resume Development. Computer skill assessment and testing, Interview skills, Job Fairs, Local Newspaper, Job Central (National openings), Teaching Positions Internet Site, Resource Library, and Labor Market Information. All employment related issues. Services for employers also.

ADDRESS

320 W Grand Ave, Ste 102
Wisconsin Rapids, 54495

PHONE

(715) 422-5000

JOB CORPS ADMISSIONS AND PLACEMENT

Comprehensive employment training program for young men and women. Program includes: GED/HSED or high school diploma, Drivers licensing, Free on-campus living/meals included, Earned bonuses up to $1,200, Medical & dental coverage, Job placement upon graduation, Job skills training, with 8 trades to choose from, Self-paced learning environment, Bi-weekly allowance.

Languages: Spanish speaking applicants please call 800-733-jobs.
Eligibility: 16-24 yr. low-income, high school drop-out or graduate, with or without disabilities.

ADDRESS

903 Grand Ave, Ste C-7
Rothschild, 54474

PHONE

(715) 359-7040 or (800) 733-5627

LINCOLN INDUSTRIES

Serves adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Services provided are as follows: *Prevocational Services *Integrated Employment Services *Supported Employment Services *Day Services *Job Coaching

Merrill: 912 Memorial Dr, Merrill 54452

Tomahawk: 1775 Kaphaem Rd, Tomahawk 54487

PHONE

(715) 539-2510

MID-STATE INDEPENDENT LIVING CONSULTANTS

MILC is supported by the public and is a non-profit agency serving people with disabilities of all ages. Services include: Information & Referral, Advocacy for individuals or system, Independent Living Skills Training, Peer Support, Transition Services, Employment Services, Assistive Technology, Architectural Accessibility, Benefits Counseling, Community Education, Recreation, Certified Home Buyer Educational Counseling, Personal Assistant Services Program, Representative Payee, Respite Services, Supportive Home Care

ADDRESS

3262 Church St, Ste1
Stevens Point, 54481

PHONE

(715) 344-4210 or (800) 382-8484

NATIONAL COLLABORATIVE ON WORKFORCE AND DISABILITY

Making the connections between youth with disabilities and employment. This site provides links for youth and their families, teachers, and service administrators. It posts resources to support employers who work with youth with disabilities. Easy to use site.

PHONE

Toll Free: (877) 871-0744 TTY Toll Free: (877) 871-0665

NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE PREVOCATIONAL SERVICES

Pre-vocational and vocational services for adult’s ages 18+ with developmental disabilities, offering prevocational training in production, community, and class room settings, in addition to supportive employment, classroom education addressing both vocational and basic daily living skills which are needed to obtain employment and community based work training activities.  Individualized programs are designed to meet the clients’ needs in the following areas: *Work activities *Skill Development*Vocational orientation *Transitional employment

ADDRESS

5424 Sherman St
Wausau, 54401

PHONE

(715) 841-5183 or (715) 841-5172

NORTH CENTRAL HEALTH CARE – ANTIGO CENTER PREVOCATIONAL SERVICES

Prevocational services in Antigo primarily services individuals with Developmental Disabilities. We provide programming options for continued development in the areas of socialization, community integration, vocational skills and independence. The prevocational service offers skills training for our consumers to assist in developing the vocational skills needed to seek and obtain community employment through classes and paid simple packaging and assemble jobs that are contracted through local area companies. The program currently runs Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Adult Day Services are also available. We are also looking for caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer. If interested contact Jessica Pyke at 715-627-6635.

ADDRESS

1225 Langlade Road
Antigo, 54409

PHONE

(715) 627-6694

NORTHERN VALLEY INDUSTRIES, INC.

Northern Valley provides vocational services for individuals with disabilities. We currently offer three primary programs:*Classroom Training: Called SOAR- our classroom training program focuses on soft skills in a classroom setting. Participants work in small groups to learn about, practice and carry forward skills that will help them be successful in future community employment.*Community-Based Prevocational Services: This program is designed to build and keep focus on developing skills for successful community employment by being in the community, meeting employers and others working and volunteering in our area. Participants are involved in a variety of activities that support development of employability skills, including volunteering, employer visits, and accessing employment information via the Job Center and other resources.*Supported and Integrated Employment: Working primarily for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, our staff works with individuals to match them with community employment opportunities that provide them integration and independence. We also provide follow-along services to help make sure the job continues to meet both the employee and employer’s needs.

ADDRESS

5404 Sherman St
Wausau, 54401

PHONE

(715) 845-7316

OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. (ODC) Marshfield

ODC’s CommunityLife service assists individuals in achieving their goals in both work and life. CommunityConnect, one component of CommunityLife, offers staff-supported, community-based activities that explore a person’s interests and skills, build independence and confidence in accessing the community, and connect individuals to opportunities for community engagement. Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. (ODC) serves people with disabilities by providing skills training and employment services, and assistance in becoming more active in their communities. All services are person-centered and individualized to address each person’s goals. Center-based training services in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield offer a variety of work and training opportunities along with the level of support each individual needs to perform their job. Services focus on building solid work habits and skills, with the optimal goal of securing community employment. ODC’s Day Services provide life skills training and introduce individuals to community activities that allow them to explore their areas of interest.

ADDRESS

2406 E 21st St
Marshfield, 54449

PHONE

(715) 387-1161

OPPORTUNITY DEVELOPMENT CENTER, INC. (ODC) Wisconsin Rapids

ODC’s CommunityLife service assists individuals in achieving their goals in both work and life. CommunityConnect, one component of CommunityLife, offers staff-supported, community-based activities that explore a person’s interests and skills, build independence and confidence in accessing the community, and connect individuals to opportunities for community engagement. Opportunity Development Centers, Inc. (ODC) serves people with disabilities by providing skills training and employment services, and assistance in becoming more active in their communities. All services are person-centered and individualized to address each person’s goals. Center-based training services in Wisconsin Rapids and Marshfield offer a variety of work and training opportunities along with the level of support each individual needs to perform their job. Services focus on building solid work habits and skills, with the optimal goal of securing community employment. ODC’s Day Services provide life skills training and introduce individuals to community activities that allow them to explore their areas of interest.

ADDRESS

1191 Huntington Ave
Wisconsin Rapids WI,

PHONE

(715) 424-2712

RIVERFRONT

Provides work incentives planning & assistance to social Security Beneficiaries with disabilities to help make informed decisions about their work and benefits.*Determine eligibility & plan for work incentive programs*Referral to employment networks or state vocational rehabilitation agencies*Information about advocacy & protection services*Provide general information about health coverage for individuals entering the workforce

ADDRESS

3000 South Ave
La Crosse, 54601

PHONE

(608) 784-9450

SENIOR TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: STEP

The STEP is an employment and training program created to assist older workers in returning to the workforce. Individual interests, skills, physical limitations, transportation issues, etc are factored in to match the individual to positions in the community, in non-profit and governmental agencies. The ultimate goal is to obtain employment in the private sector.

ADDRESS

PO Box 8027, 2900 Curry Lane
Green Bay, 54311

PHONE

(920) 593-3557

TALENT SHOP

A consignment shop located in Rib Mountain features hand-crafted items made by area senior citizens. Eligibilities: Age 50 and better. No geographic restrictions. Service Areas: Primarily North Central Wisconsin. Intake procedure: Handcrafted items are accepted year-round from individuals aged 50 and better during regular shop hours.

ADDRESS

1100 Morning Glory Ln
Rib Mountain WI,

PHONE

(715) 359-1758

Workforce Resource

Workforce Resource, Inc. (WRI) is a private non-profit corporation incorporated originally as the West Central Wisconsin Private Industry Council, Inc. in 1983 and has been in continuous operation in the nine county West Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Area since its founding. During that time, WRI has successfully managed the region’s Job Training Partnership Act, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act, numerous programs associated with AFDC and TANF, a variety of state and federal discretionary and demonstration grant programs from multiple state and federal agencies and numerous private foundation and revenue generating projects.

Email: inquire@workforceresource.org