Kenosha County 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 KCJC services to help meet their human resource and workforce development needs.
The primary tool used by the KCJC for making the connection between employers and job seekers is Job Center of Wisconsin, which is a database of job openings utilized by all Job or Workforce Development Centers in Wisconsin. Job Center of Wisconsin is available in the KCJC’s Employment Central through touch screen computer terminals and the Internet.
Human Resource Tools
The KCJC provides employers with the following human resource tools:
- A "hot jobs" phone number for job seekers to find out about special recruitment
- Assessment of job applicants for job skill levels needed for employment
- Assessment of job applicants for soft work skills needed for group or teamwork
- Community access cable channel notices of events for recruitment
- Planning and developing job fairs to reach job applicants for businesses
- Promotion of area businesses and types of jobs available through presentations to community organizations, high schools and local colleges
- Providing a wide range of human resource support for businesses such as prevailing wage rates, job description writing and linkages to other organizations
- Providing on-site space for businesses to interview job candidates
- Publication of a newsletter to businesses promoting the job skills of specific job seekers through mini-resumes or a resume matrix
- Recruitment of new employees for businesses through computerized systems that have local, state and national access to job seekers
- Sorting of job applications and resumes for businesses by job skill, education or other criteria to assist with the recruitment of new employees
- Taking job applications and resumes for businesses as a resource to meet recruitment needs for new employees
The KCJC also operates programs to help special groups of individuals find employment. These programs are Wisconsin Works (W-2), Food Share Employment and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA).