Seal of Dane County County of Dane
Dane County Department of Human Services


Dane County has a rich network of programs that can not only help you find a job, but get free training in a well-paying career. Our programs meet you where you are at, whether that be just needing help finding employers who are hiring, dusting off your resume and interviewing skills, building new work skills and certifications, and even helping you get a GED. We can help you find the program that best fits your goals, learning style, and convenience. These programs often have resources to help with other needs while you are working with them, like transportation.

Adult education and careers.

Wisconsin Works

Wisconsin Works (W-2) is a program that offers employment preparation services, case management, and financial assistance to eligible families.

Adult training and education.

FoodShare Employment and Training

Dane County offers various education and training opportunities for those in need of financial or employment assistance.

Madison bus line at night by the capital building.

Employment Transportation Assistance

The Employment Transportation Assistance (ETA) program provides bus passes for employment searches and is a transit-based fare-assistance program.

Closed sign - unemployment assistance.

Unemployment Assistance

Information and resources for those currently dealing with unemployment and the resulting financial hardship.