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The Department of Workforce Development

The Department of Workforce Development provides may key recourses. This may include but is not limited to; a link to the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and a referral for services and the Job Center locations.

Job Center of Wisconsin

The Job Center of Wisconsin operated by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and the Wisconsin Job Center system, is a Wisconsin-centered employment exchange, linking employers in all parts of the state and in communities that border Wisconsin with anyone looking for a job. 

DWD's primary responsibilities include providing job services, training and employment assistance to people looking for work, at the same time as it works with employers on finding the necessary workers to fill current job openings. The Wisconsin Job Center system delivers services through locations in 57 communities throughout the state. The centers are part of the workforce system led by Wisconsin's 11 independently operated, regional Workforce Development Boards. Job Center partners include Job Service, Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), technical colleges, county human service agencies and other community organizations. To find your closest Job Center or talk with a customer service representative, please visit the JobCenterOfWisconsin.com contact page.


The Campaign for Disability Employment

The Campaign for Disability Employment is a collaborative effort among several disability and business organizations that seek to promote positive employment outcomes for people with disabilities by encouraging employers and others to recognize the value and talent they bring to the workplace as well as the dividend to be realized by fully including people with disabilities at work. People with disabilities can and do make important contributions to America’s businesses every day. By implementing good workplace practices, like maintaining a flexible and inclusive work environment, businesses can capitalize on the talents of qualified people with disabilities, benefiting everyone.

O* Net Online

The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information. Central to the project is the O*NET database, containing information on hundreds of standardized and occupation-specific descriptors.

The database, which is available to the public at no cost, is continually updated by surveying a broad range of workers from each occupation. Information from this database forms the heart of O*NET OnLine, an interactive application for exploring and searching occupations. The database also provides the basis for our Career Exploration Tools, a set of valuable assessment instruments for workers and students looking to find or change careers.

Mind Tools - Essential skills for an excellent career

 This website is a resource that can assist in learning the practical, straightforward skills you need to excel in your career. Used together, these skills can help you become exceptionally effective, be a leader, and be more successful in your career – and even become happier at work.


State of Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation ( DVR)

The State of Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation is available to assist in finding employment and/ or maintaining employment. An individual may be eligible for DVR services if they have a disability that makes it hard for them to find or keep a job and they need DVR services to deal with disability limitations.

Click on the link to be directed to the referral page:


Job Accommodation Network - JAN

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.


JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.


JAN represents the most comprehensive job accommodation resource available. From Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs, JAN has served customers across the United States and around the world for more than 25 years. Its consultants are thought leaders and innovators on disability employment issues, and all have earned at least one Master's degree in their specialized fields, ranging from rehabilitation counseling to education and engineering


Aging & Disability Resource Center

The mission of the ADRC is to help older adults and people with physical or developmental disabilities secure needed services or benefits, live with dignity and security and achieve maximum independence and quality of life.

Our vision is to promote “quality of life” by offering information, support and options.

The ADRC is designed as an entry point for persons who require or are in need of information surrounding aging and disability related issues. Through this entry point a person is able to discuss their long-term care needs and the ADRC is designed to identify how these needs may be fulfilled through identification of programs and services within their region. The ADRC is also charged with the responsibility of conducting outreach services to the aging community and Transition Outreach services to young disabled adults transitioning out of high school. The ADRC also attempts to identify community needs or gaps in service delivery systems.

When calling or visiting the ADRC you should expect a welcome, friendly experience that results in unbiased assistance for you, your family or friends with any age or disability related issue. The ADRC staff may ask specific questions to address what your need is. When appropriate staff may also inquire about funding and whether or not there in an intention on using private or public dollars so that all options may be explored to best meet your needs.

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Racine County

Call: (262 )833-833-8777

Toll Free :866-219-1043 WI Relay 711

Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Kenosha County

Call: 262-605-6646 
Toll Free: 1-800-472-8008 

Community Care & Family Care


Enrollment Information

To have your questions about Community Care answered, call 866-992-6600 or contact us online.

In order to enroll in our Family Care or Partnership program, you'll need to contact the 

Racine County Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC).

IRIS - Include, Respect, I self-direct

For information on how to apply for the IRIS Program, contact your local ADRC to see if you may be eligible. People who are enrolled in IRIS who are seeking assistance should contact their IRIS Consultant or the IRIS Service Center at 1-888-515-IRIS (4747).

Skill Explorer Linking people, skills and knowledge to job postings

Skill Explorer looks beyond job titles to match you with new opportunities related to the skills and training you already have. Jobs you may not have considered. 

United States Department of Labor- Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

This is a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations!

Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Long Term Care & Support

The State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services provides resources, services and programs that will help meet your needs or the needs of family members or friends who have  acquire injuries, are diagnosed with disabilities or are having changes in their health status is a daunting and difficult process. This resource will provide resources, services, and programs that will be able to meet the needs and/ or services related to disabilities