Community Resources

The following are programs and services available in the Milwaukee community.

40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin ~ Dr. William Needler Job Forum
40Plus of Southeastern Wisconsin supports a Wednesday night and multiple day time programs through which employment professionals offer tips for the unemployed. There are no membership, initiation, or entrance fees because all money is raised from private donations.

Alverno College
(414) 382-6218
Non-credit classes addressing career development topics.

The Center for Life Transitions, Inc.
(414) 394-9347
The Center for Life Transitions, Inc. is pleased to offer helpful workshops and consulting services that span a broad range of topics and are designed to help you make meaningful change in your life.

Center for Psychological Services ~ Marquette University
(414) 288-3487
The Center for Psychological Services conducts evaluations of psychological and educational problems including depression, anxiety, ADHD, autism, relationship problems, and educational difficulties. CPS provides help to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.

Elmbrook Church Crossroads Career Network
262-786-7051
Monthly networking meetings offer encouragement and ideas to help you find a job or change careers.

Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Workforce Connection Center
Richards Street Center - (414) 962-4148
91st Street Center - (414) 847-4960
Waukesha Center - 262-832-3216
Greendale Center - (414) 847-1500

Centers are open to the public and offer free services and a staff that can help you build a resume and find a job. Walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is necessary. Additionally, the services are free of charge. Resources available include: computer usage, internet access, resume/cover letter preparation, typing tutorial, e-mail access, printer access, fax machine, telephone access, job posting, area job outlook, career exploration tools, workshops, employer recruitment, community resource materials, and assessment tools.

Interfaith Employment Service Central Office
(414) 291-7500
Interfaith sponsors several programs that help mature workers and displaced homemakers find employment that provides long-term self-sufficiency in positions that meet the person's interests, aptitudes, values and stated economic needs.

Job Center of Wisconsin
888-258-996
East Office - (414) 873-6400
North Office - (414) 438-2000
South Office - (414) 546-6800
Employment assistance through local Job Service office designated by zip code. Vocational counseling. Special emphasis on older workers, GA/AFDC recipients, refugees, dislocated workers, W2 transitional workers and veterans. No fees.

Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) ~ Career Planning Programs
(414) 297-7330
Workshops offered include Career Directions for those who are ready for a career change or who want to explore their career change possibilities and Exploring Career Majors focusing on labor market trends, in-demand career areas, how to enter those careers, and average salaries.

Milwaukee Public Libraries
Career and Job Information Center at all locations. Check the "Events, Programs, and Classes" section on the homepage menu for career-related offerings. Video and audio tapes on career/job search topics can be checked out. To find a location nearest you, visit: http://www.mpl.org/hours_locations

Milwaukee Urban League
(414) 374-5850
Provides job referrals for entry-level and professional positions, career counseling, and values and interest assessments. The opportunity is open to the public.

Transition Work
(414) 350-1099
Transition Work aids those looking to transition to a new career field, those dissatisfied with their current career, those evaluating their current career, company executives, and entrepreneurs. From the start you'll spotlight and organize your biggest career priorities, shaping them to fit your core values and strengths.

Veterans Administration ~ Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment VetSuccess Program
(414) 382-5180
The VetSuccess program assists veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. For veterans with service-connected disabilities so severe that they cannot immediately consider work, VetSuccess offers services to improve their ability to live as independently as possible.

Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) ~ Workforce Development Center
262-695-7800
Career development and planning services for adults and youth with services provided through 10 agencies.