The Rapid Response Program helps employees who are faced with job loss because of a business closure or workforce reduction. The program helps you navigate job loss by connecting you to helpful information and activities, ideally before your layoff occurs.
Job loss can have an impact on your mental and physical health. It is important to take care of yourself and know that you will get through this challenging time.
Unemployment Insurance (UI) serves as a lifeline for many who are faced with job loss. These payments can help you and your family pay your bills while you are looking for work or training for a new job.
Dislocated Worker Program
Enroll in the Dislocated Worker Program to help you prepare for and land your next job, maybe even explore a whole new career! A dedicated team is here to assist and support you - you are not alone on this journey.
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) Program helps employees who lose their jobs due to foreign competition, including work being moved outside of the United States. Learn more about the requirements of this program to see if it might apply to your situation.
Did you know that staff at your local job center can connect you to a wide range of resources to help you land your next job? In addition to that, JobCenterofWisconsin.com (JCW) is the state's website for searching for jobs, posting your resume, and accessing several helpful widgets through My JCW widgets like a budget planner tool, an action steps tool, a career exploration tool, a self-sufficiency calculator, and a community resources locator tool.
Searching for a new job can be overwhelming. These helpful tips and staff at your local job center can help make the process easier.
Need help finding community resources in your area? Log in to My JCW and use the community resources locator tool to find organizations that can help you with a broad range of things - from food, clothing, and shelter to tax or legal assistance, to help with transportation. This tool has over 15 categories to choose from.
Health Insurance Information
You may have health insurance through your employer and you're wondering what options you have when you lose your job.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Employee Benefits Security Administration provides information on the rights, protections, and options you have related to health insurance.
Wisconsin state law also provides certain protections when it comes to continuing the health insurance you have through your employer after job loss.
Covering Wisconsin is a non-profit organization based out of the University of Wisconsin system. Covering Wisconsin has a team of trained Navigators who can help you understand health insurance options for you and your family members as well as provide enrollment assistance. Covering Wisconsin does not provide health insurance.
You may be at a point in your life and career where you're thinking about retiring. For some, job loss may speed up that timeline. Check out the links for more information, so you can make informed decisions.
When you lose your job, you'll want to review your household's financial situation and make some important decisions. Creating a household budget is a good first step. Map out your household's current expenses and where costs can be reduced or cut out. The sooner you do this, the better. Working together with your household members - even your children - can be beneficial as you work through this process. Check out the links for some helpful information and resources.
Take Dislocated Worker Survey
If you've been given a code to take the voluntary Dislocated Worker Survey, please click the button below and follow the prompts.