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Workforce Resource, Inc. is contracted with the state of Wisconsin Department of Children and Families to operate Wisconsin Works (W-2) programs in Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, and Washburn Counties.

The goal of Wisconsin Works (W-2) is to provide necessary and appropriate services to prepare individuals to work, and to obtain and maintain viable, self-sustaining employment, which will promote economic growth. W-2 is designed to ensure that everyone in Wisconsin shares in our economic opportunities.

You may qualify for W-2 if:
•   You are a custodial parent with minor children
•   You are at least 18 years of age
•   You are a single Refugee who arrived in the United States with the
last 8 months
•   You are a United States citizen or qualified alien
•   You are having difficulty obtaining or retaining employment
•   You have not quit or refused employment within the previous
180 days without good cause
•   You meet specific financial and non-financial eligibility requirements
•   You are not receiving SSI/SSDI

W-2 does provide a cash payment depending on placement within W-2. The maximum payment is $673 per month. W-2 is a time limited program. No one may be on any placement for more than 24 months or W-2 for more than 60 months. This would include the receipt of TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) in other States.

If placed on W-2 you would be expected to participate in up to 40 hours of activity per week. Activities could include a work site, job search, workshops or classes. Single parents of a newborn infant can be exempted from activities until the child reaches the age of 8 weeks.

To apply for W-2 you must be screened in person. Call 855-792-5439 to set-up an appointment at an office near you.

Office locations:
Ashland County Workforce Resource
630 Sanborn Ave.
Ashland, WI 54806
Barron County Workforce Resource Inc.
331 S. Main St.
Rice Lake, WI 54868
Burnett County Workforce Resource Inc.
7726 Rasmussen Street
Siren, WI 54872
Chippewa County Workforce Resource Inc.
770 Scheidler Rd., Suite 2
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Clark County Workforce Resource Inc.
501 Hewitt St.
Neillsville, WI 54456
Douglas County Workforce Resource Inc.
1805 North 14th Street
Superior, WI 54880
Dunn County Workforce Resource Inc.
401 Technology Drive E.
Menomonie, WI 54751
Eau Claire County Workforce Resource Inc.
221 W. Madison Street, Suite 140-A
Eau Claire, WI 54703
Polk County Workforce Resource Inc.
404 Main St.
Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Rusk County Workforce Resource Inc.
619 W. Lake Ave.
Ladysmith, WI 54848
St. Croix Valley Workforce Resource Inc.
704-B N Main Street
River Falls, WI 54022
Sawyer County Workforce Resource Inc.
15618 Windrose Lane
Hayward, WI 54843
Washburn County Workforce Resource Inc.
522 Service Road
Spooner, WI 54801

Job Access Loan: Job Access Loans (JAL) are short-term loans designed to meet expenses related to obtaining or maintaining employment. JALs are designed for an individual needing assistance because of a discrete financial crisis that cannot be resolved with personal resources and other funding sources are not available or have been exhausted. This crisis, if unresolved, could develop into a long-term problem in which the individual may become dependent upon a W-2 employment position. There is no entitlement to a JAL. The W-2 agency has sole discretion in determining and authorizing JALs. In administering JALs, the FEP (Financial & Employment Planner) must determine not only the appropriate amount needed but also if the applicant has an acceptable repayment plan, as well as balance and prioritize other JAL applications.

Emergency Assistance for the homeless provides assistance for persons with minor children in the household and are homeless or have an eviction or foreclosure notice.