Advance Wisconsin – Manufacturing launched its new site, www.jobupwisconsin.com, focused on streamlining resources for displaced workers, those who are underemployed or looking for a new career.
The site is a result of a year’s worth of research, planning and development.
Research was conducted with over 650 displaced workers and stakeholders to better understand the challenges they faced, the resources that were needed during the job loss and reemployment process and what types of tools they would find helpful. This research was coupled with a website steering committee comprised of workforce development staff (TAA, WIA case managers), technical college staff and an ad agency to develop the finished product.
Step-by-Step advice and resources addressing basic needs, making a career plan and taking action to obtain a job is at the core. The resources already exist, we are just making them easier to find.
The site is simple and intuitive – great for those who have limited web skills and includes information on:
- Unemployment insurance
- Financial Assistance
- Emotional Support
- Skill and Interest Assessments
- Returning to School
- Job Search
- Marketing Yourself
Five testimonial videos from individuals who have experienced job loss are included. They help to normalize the emotions, worries and uncertainty that many experience. They also give the message of hope, as their training will help lead to a new career. People can use their job loss as an opportunity.
Hear Gary’s Story:
Meet others who have overcome their job loss.
Visit the site – try it – recommend it to others who might find this information valuable.