Chippewa County Job Center: A Vital Part of the One-Stop-Operator System

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28 Sep 2023


Through several forms of programming and assistance, the Chippewa County Job Center serves job-seeking community members throughout the county. The Chippewa County Job Center is part of the One-Stop-Operator (OSO) system, a network of community centers that provide resources and support throughout the region. OSOs, or American Job Centers, streamline the job-seeking process for regional communities. By partnering with local, state, and federal agencies, educational institutions, and economic development organizations, Job Centers provide crucial connections for their community.

OSO Job Center Features: Streamlining the Job Seeking Process

The West Central Wisconsin Job Center System offers job seekers the tools, information, and resources they need to search for employment, retain employment, or pursue training that will lead to employment. Erik Hinch, One Stop Operator Coordinator at Workforce Resource Inc., states, “The main services that are provided at each of the Job Centers are workforce resources, and they’re offered at all of the Job Centers. We run 9 or 10 programs, all focused on job-seeking services. It’s important to provide multidimensional support, as job seeking has many facets and potential challenges.” General resources at the job centers include:

  • Access to local and regional job openings
  • Computer resource center for researching job openings and resume assistance
  • Job fair opportunities
  • Training program information
  • College enrollment information
  • Job skills workshops

Additional services based on program eligibility include: 

  • Job search and job placement assistance
  • Transportation assistance
  • Child care assistance
  • Work experience opportunities 
  • On-the-job training opportunities
  • Short-term skills training 
  • Educational assistance

In addition, Job Centers have specific programming tailored to individual needs, including programs for justice-involved citizens, students, incumbent workers, and workers with disabilities. For young students, programs are available to assist with obtaining a high school diploma or equivalent and post-secondary training. Individual career planners provide case management and support services on-site at the Chippewa County Job Center. Activities to help youth achieve their career goals may include tutoring, job shadowing, work experience, on-the-job training, adult mentoring, and counseling.

Chippewa County Job Center: A Centralized Community Location 

Through the robust services of the West Central Wisconsin Job Center System, the Chippewa County Job Center helps support a vibrant community. With a central location to access these services, The Chippewa County Job Center connects this thriving community with the broader Job Center network. Because of the Chippewa County Job Center, residents are able to enjoy small-town charm and a picturesque local scene without sacrificing job opportunities. Visit or contact the Chippewa County Job Center:

Chippewa County Job Center
2829 County Hwy I, Suite 2A
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
Telephone: (715) 723-2248

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you’re looking for Job Centers closer to your location or for other assistance, West Central Works can connect you with the resources you need. To learn more about Job Centers in West Central Wisconsin, click here.