DWD closes job centers across Wisconsin to stop COVID-19 spread

What to do if you lost your job due to the coronavirus pandemic
Posted at 9:03 AM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-25 10:03:01-04

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced that Job Centers across the state will be closed to the public starting Wednesday, March 25.

DWD said the closure is to help contain the spread of COVID-19 and to follow the Governor's "Safer At Home" order.

Customers filing for Unemployment Insurance (UI) should visit [] for information, videos, and to apply for unemployment benefits. Applying for unemployment benefits is a two-step process:

  1. Apply online the week you become unemployed and
  2. File a weekly claim for each week you would like to receive benefits.

Job Search assistance can also be found online. Register on (JCW) to create a resume, search for jobs, view online workshops, and research labor market information. Job seekers can email questions to

Call for job search assistance:

Fox Valley: (920) 997-3272
Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Waupaca, Waushara, and Winnebago

Northeast: (920) 448-6760
Brown, Door, Florence, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Outagamie, Shawano, and Sheboygan

Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth: (262) 638- 6426
Milwaukee: (414) 874-0318
Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha: (262) 335-5315

South Central: (608) 242-4881
Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk

North Central: (715) 261-8700
Adams, Forest, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Oneida, Portage, Vilas, and Wood

North West: (715) 392-7800
Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn

West Central: (715) 836-5156
Barron, Chippewa, Clark, Dunn, Eau Claire, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix

Western: (608) 789-5627
Buffalo, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon

Southwest: (608) 901- 5700
Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Richland, and Rock