Economic Assistance & Employment Services

Wisconsin Works (W-2)

The goal of Wisconsin Works is to provide necessary and appropriate services to prepare individuals to work, and to obtain and maintain viable, self-sustaining employment, which will promote economic growth.

Who May Qualify and How to Apply?

W-2 provides a wide range of employment services and training to help eligible Wisconsin residents get and keep employment. W-2 also provides work experience positions through community service jobs, and other work-readiness placements.

The Wisconsin Works (W-2) program is available to parents of minor children whose family income is below 115% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). Each W-2 eligible participant meets with a Financial and Employment Planner (FEP), who helps the individual develop a self-sufficiency plan and determine his or her place on the W-2 employment ladder.

All W-2 appointments must be completed in person, at our main office, Monday through Friday, at:

Job Center
1819 Aberg Ave., Suite D
Madison WI 53704

For more information on Wisconsin Works (W-2) may be obtained from the State web site.

For community resources phone the United Way of Dane County at 2-1-1 or on-line at