Employment Resources

Wisconsin Job Centers – Find your local job center or search for work online. www.wisconsinjobcenter.org

Wisconsin Department of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) www.dwd.state.wi.us/dvr

Job Accommodation Network (JAN) Solutions for reasonable accommodations. www.jan.wvu.edu or
1-800-526-7234 (V) or
1-877-781-9403 (TTY)

Northwest Wisconsin Concentrated Employment Program (NWCEP) www.nwcep.org.

For individuals who are 55 and older, as well as income eligible, Experience Works is a good resource. www.experienceworks.org.

The Work Opportunities Tax Credit (WOTC) may be available to employers who hire eligible persons with disabilities (either DVR consumers or SSI recipients). An employer may get back up to $2400 of the first $6000 in wages or salary that is paid to an eligible employee. This is a tax credit, not a tax deduction. A Word of Caution: The program periodically requires reauthorization by the U.S. Congress. Please check the website of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (dwd.wisconsin.gov) to find out the current status and availability of the WOTC.

Serve Wisconsin http://www.servewisconsin.wi.gov/Home
Serve Wisconsin is a 21-member citizen board appointed by the Governor. The board administers federal AmeriCorps funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide evidence-based services to address community-identified needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families.

AmeriCorps A network of local, state, and national service programs that connect people to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps

National Service Inclusion Project
A Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) training and technical assistance provider of training and technical assistance needs on the inclusion of individuals with disabilities as active participants in national service programs. www.serviceandinclusion.org

PERC provides education and training, technical assistance, research, and resources to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities to earn income and participate fully in community life.      www.percthinkwork.org

Advocacy & Rights in Employment

Great Lakes ADA Center – Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 1.800.949.4232 v/tty www.adagreatlakes.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – contact at:
1.800.669.4000 voice
1.800.800.3302 – TTY
For Publications from the EEOC – 1.800.669.3362
www.eeoc.gov

Civil Rights Center (CRC) regarding non-discrimination concerns.
1.800.326.2577 V/TTY

Client Assistance Program (CAP) appeal and complaint assistance with Vocational Rehabilitation and Independent Living Services  https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/cap.htm

Disability Rights Wisconsin – “Return to Work Advocacy” services  1.800.928.8778 V/TTY or www.disabilityrightswi.org

To request accessible information, contact ncil@northcountryil.org