The Department of Workforce Development is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce. Primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. A wide variety of employment programs range from securing jobs for people with disabilities, assisting former welfare recipients as they make a transition into work, promoting employment in the state through Wisconsin Job Centers, linking youth with jobs of tomorrow, protecting and enforcing worker’s rights, processing unemployment claims and ensuring workers compensation claims are paid in accordance with the law. The Wisconsin Vocational Rehabilitation program through the Department provides assistance to individuals with disabilities and employers for recruiting and retaining workers with disabilities.
Target issue and group: Education and training, talent attraction and recruitment, barriers to workforce; Labor force
Responsible organizations: DWD and various partners
Employer involvement: Participate in programs and utilize resources
Name: Brian Peterson