Workforce Development

Our Mission

The Division of Workforce Development provides services for low-income families, custodial and non-custodial parents and the general public at the Kenosha County Job Center/Human Services Building, the Kenosha County Center, and various other community based outstation sites. The Division of Workforce Development is divided into two key departments, the Economic Support Agency and the Child Support Agency.

Program Services

Economic Support Agency

The Economic Support Agency administers local, state and federal public assistance programs including; Wisconsin Works (W-2), the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Child Care Assistance, Medicaid/Badger Care Plus, Food Share and the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Through the Kenosha County CARES and SHARES Programs, the division provides medical services, emergency shelter and food for indigent and homeless persons. To obtain Public Assistance Information online, visit Access Wisconsin.

Child Support Agency

The Child Support Agency works to establish paternity, child support orders, and the enforcement of those child support orders to ensure that all children within our County are supported by both of their biological parents. To obtain Wisconsin Child Support Services online, visit the Child Support Wisconsin website or call the Wisconsin Trust Fund at 800-991-5530. For more information about Kenosha County Child Support Agency, please visit the Kenosha County Child Support Agency.

Job Center

The Kenosha County Job Center (KCJC) assists employers and job seekers in making the connection that leads to a job seeker finding employment. Job seekers utilize KCJC services to find a job or a better job. Employers utilize Business Services to help meet their human resource and workforce development needs.

Business Services

Business Services of Kenosha County provides employers one stop access to a quality workforce, both by direct services and linkages to a coordinated network of referral sources. Located at the Kenosha County Job Center, the Business Services team provides a single point of contact to assist employers in the recruitment, training, and retention of workers.

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