Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is a state agency charged with building and strengthening Wisconsin’s workforce in the 21st century and beyond. The Department’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.

Under the DWD umbrella, a wide variety of employment programs can be found which 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.


Contact Information

Street Address

Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
201 E. Washington Avenue, Madison WI 53703

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 7946, Madison, WI 53707-7946

Phone Number: (608) 266-3131

Fax Number: (608) 266-1784



Workforce Connections Inc.

Workforce Connections, Inc. administers employment and training programs funded through a variety of sources including the United States Department of Labor, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, the Western Wisconsin Workforce Development Board. Inc., local employers, and community organizations.


Person of Contact:

Teresa Pierce
Executive Director

2615 East Avenue South
La Crosse, WI 54601

E-Mail: piercet@workforceconnections.org
Phone: (608) 789-5620
Fax: (608) 785-9935

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