Dear Reader:

Forward Careers, Inc. is available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm on Mondays through Fridays by appointment only and virtually. Below you will find information about our online events, on-the-job training and work-based learning programs, job leads from our recent Click Thru Job Fair, resume tips, transportation assistance, and other resources.

Visit our website to learn about other programs and services or contact us now.

WIOA Orientation will provide an overview of our Adult and Dislocated Worker programs. If your job has been impacted by COVID-19, our services may be what you need.

Feb 18, 2021
10:00 am
Live Webinar - ZOOM
"Insights with an HR Manager" will feature Entrepreneur & HR Professional Manny Lara. He will cover secrets on what an HR manager wants you to know!

March 2, 2021
10:00 am
Live Facebook Stream
On-the-Job Training Program for Dislocated Workers

If you lost your job due to COVID-19, your employer permanently closed or had a mass layoff and you want to get back to work immediately, but are being turned away by employers because you don't have all the required skills? The Dislocated Worker On-the-Job Training program could be for you.

The On-the-Job Training program is designed to connect laid-off and unemployed individuals who are collecting unemployment, to employers willing to provide additional training to new hires.

Our team of workforce professionals know the job market and have built relationships with many of the region’s businesses across all industries.

Contact us to learn how we can provide you with the right tools.

Benefits of Work-Based Learning Programs

Gaining work experience can confirm career aspirations or help you to realize that the career that you thought was right for you, is perhaps not.

One of the benefits of a work experience or internship is that it allows you to gain an insight into a career by seeing real activities and not what you think you know based on movies and tv shows. It enables you to see for yourself a snapshot of what working in that particular career could be like.

Our work-based learning programs can assist young adults, ages 17 to 24, build their career portfolio and resume. Based on a skills assessment, we will match eligible individuals to PAID work-based learning opportunities through our work experience and internship programs. Eligible individuals can work 10 - 40 hours per week, for a maximum of 240 hours.

With Spring Break around the corner and summer fast approaching, contact us to start planning for a summer job or internship.

Click Thru Job Fair
Did you miss the January 27th Click Thru Job Fair? We got you covered!

Over 50 local employers participated in the event. Each employer provided their recruitment flyers and job openings. Visit our job board to view a list of the participating employers, recruitment flyers, and open positions.

You can download the excel spreadsheet or a PDF of all recruitment flyers. View our job board for the details.
5 Traits of a Good Resume

As workforce experts, we continually receive feedback from clients about their job search process and one answer keeps coming up: Employers never respond to their job applications or resumes. Here is a list of the top five items job applicants should consider in preparing their resume:

  • Professional Appearance: Looks matter, and not just during the interview. If your resume appears slapped together, you're not going to make a positive first impression and invite the recruiter to want to read the specific content. A) Does the resume look professional? There are free resume templates available on the Web. Search Google and find one you like, and edit it to reflect your experience. B) Are margins at least ½" on all sides, but no more than 1"? If the resume is over one page in length, is it warranted? A good rule of thumb: one page equals 10 years' experience. C) Are bold and italics used selectively to emphasize important information?

  • Well-organized: Clean and simple is the best. It should be easy to skim and see the progression of your work experience. Is there enough information within each section to substantiate the need for a heading? Is there one space between each section? Is the content of each section single spaced?

  • Compelling Content: Companies are interested in hiring people who can make their organizations better. List accomplishments—not tasks. Your resume should indicate how you've created success for your past employers. A) Is information relevant to your career interest? If not, consider being brief to not exceed a single page. B) Does the content focus on responsibilities and accomplishments? C) Does each entry include an easy to understand job title? If the job is not obvious, does the entry include three to five responsibilities, tasks, special projects or accomplishments to describe the job? D) Are numbers, data, dollar amounts or percentages used to quantify job duties and results (if applicable)?

  • Mistake Free: Ask a friend to review your resume after you run a spell-check to correct simple mistakes that could rule you out of being considered. A) Is the resume free of errors in English grammar, spelling and vocabulary? B) Is the resume free of punctuation errors? C) Is capitalization used appropriately?

  • Contactable: At the risk of stating the obvious, this is probably the most critical… Is your name on the resume? How about your email and phone number? Verify that all your contact information is accurate and as another good rule of thumb: return an employer's phone call, text or email within 24 hours or risk losing a great opportunity.

Contact us to discuss how we can get you started with this process.

Source: CareerBuilder
Transportation Assistance to Get to Work

Our Work-n-Wheels auto loan program is designed to help income eligible families and individuals with assistance in obtaining an affordable and dependable vehicle. If you have poor credit or no credit, have been denied financing by your bank or credit union, this program may be an option for you.

Program Information
  • Auto loans are provided at an interest rate of 0%.
  • All applicants must be employed for a minimum of 30 days before applying.
  • Applicants are required to complete financial education classes.
  • On average, a customer's monthly installment payments based on a $5,000.00 loan for 28 months are $175.00.

Real people who made their dreams a reality with Forward Careers.

The IRS's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offer free basic tax return preparation to qualified individuals.

The VITA program has operated for over 50 years, offering free tax help to:
  • People who generally make $57,000 or less
  • Persons with disabilities; and
  • Limited English-speaking taxpayers

Below are local VITA sites:
La Casa de
Waukesha, WI 53186
Social Development
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Forward Careers, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer & Service Provider. If you have a disability and need information in an alternative format, including language assistance or translation, and/or need assistance with this information, please contact us at (262) 695-7800 or call through Wisconsin Relay Service 711. Funding provided by the WOW Workforce Development Board through the Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act/Emergency Recovery Grant/Department of Corrections Windows to Work, Department of Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Department of Labor H-1B TechHire Grant, Department of Children and Families - John H. Chafee Foster Care Program for Successful Transition to Adulthood, Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County, & United Way of Washington County,