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FSET
Program Overview

Due to the COVID-19 panademic in Wisconsin, Workforce Resource Inc. is committed to providing services and employment and educational opportunities to our customers!

Are you recently laid off and need assistance and support services to find a job?

The Workforce Resource FSET Program offers free individual services to FoodShare members to help you identify your strengths, needs and job preferences, as well as services to support you in your job search, education and training.

The FSET Program can help you:
•   Update your resume
•   Develop new job skills
•   Find a job or find a better job

FoodShare recipients have access to additional resources to assist with job search. To make an appointment to see if you are eligible, please call Workforce Resource at 855-792-5439.

 

The Food Share Employment and Training (FSET) program is funded through State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture through Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Funds. The FSET program is a no-cost program that helps FoodShare receipients build their job skills and find employment. Adults needing to meet the work requirement can participate in FSET to continue to receive FoodShare benefits.

The Workforce Resource FSET program offers individual services to help you identify our strengths, needs and job preferences, as well as services to support you in your job search.

Work requirement for Adults Ages 18 to 49

Effective April 1, 2015: If you have a foodshare renewal or are newly applying for FoodShare benefits, and you are an adult age 18 through 49 with no minor children living in your home, you need to meet a work requirement to get FoodShare benefits, unless you meet an exemption from the work requirement. The FSET program can help you meet the work requirement.

Workforce Resource, Inc. provides FSET services to voluntary individuals in Region 7 (Burnett, Washburn, Ashland, Douglas, Bayfield, Iron, Sawyer, Rusk, Price, Taylor counties) and in Region 8 (Polk, Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Eau Claire, Clark, Chippewa, Pepin, Pierce, St. Croix counties) . FSET program services are designed to assist those individuals eligible and receiving the Food Share benefits in finding and maintaining employment. FSET services include assessment, case management, job search assistance, referrals, work experience, workfare, education, self-employment, job retention services and supportive services to those voluntarily cooperating with the program.

FSET is a VOLUNTARY employment and training program for recipients of FoodShare in Wisconsin. The primary goal of the FSET program is to help people gain employment. This goal is achieved by helping people increase skills and education and overcome barriers to employment.

FSET participants who take part in assigned activities and are working toward employment goals, become employed, may receive support services vouchers for:
•   Gas for job searching
•   Clothing and haircuts for interviews
•   The testing fee for earning a General Education Development (GED) or High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)
•   Car repairs
•   Child Care assistance

Program Benefits include:

EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL TRAINING
•   GED/HSED classes
•   Certified Training Programs
•   Job Skills Training classes
JOB SEARCH
•   Resume Development
•   Online profile assistance (including email, job boards, and online applications)
•   Local job leads
•   Job Club and job search workshops
CAREER SERVICES WORKSHOPS
•   Career Counseling
WORK EXPERIENCE
•   Unpaid work experience at non-profit and for profit businesses
•   Co-enrollment in other work program for work experience opportunities
SUPPORT/JOB RETENTION SERVICES
•   Gas cards or vouchers to reimburse travel for FSET activities
•   Bus tickets/taxi tickets for FSET activities
•   Work-related clothing and supplies
•   Training costs

For More Information: Contact your local income maintenance consortia, tribal agency, or call Workforce Resource, Inc. at 1-855-792-5439.

The USDA Nondiscrimination Statement can be found at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare.