Updated Unemployment/Financial Resources Information

General Information:

The Department of Workforce Development set up an information page regarding COVID-19 related layoffs and Unemployment Benefits, Click here for more information.

Specific to Columbia, Dane and Sauk Counties.

Due to the "Safer at Home" order, all job center buildings are closed to the public. The phone lines and websites are still open. Please click here for details.

Job center staff are unable to answer questions about specific unemployment benefits claims. Folks are encouraged to visit the unemployment website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/uiben/, or call the toll free number 844) 910-3661 (wait times may be long). 

Phone numbers for South Central: (608) 242-4881 for Columbia, Dane, Dodge, Jefferson, Marquette, and Sauk Counties.

Other Financial Help

UW-Extension has set up a financial resources page regarding hardship due to COVID-19, Click here for more information.