Dear Reader:

Forward Careers, Inc. offers a wide variety of cost-free and fee-based services to help businesses attract, train, and retain the talent they need to succeed and grow. From finding and recruiting diverse talent to custom training programs, we deliver employment solutions for any size or type of business regardless of industry.

Below are available resources for the business community. Contact a Business Solutions Representatives to learn more.

Business Solutions Rep.
262.335.5311 / Email Me

Addison, Belgium, Cedarburg,
Colgate, Fredonia, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus Jackson, Kewaskum, Mequon, Newburg, Port Washington, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, West Bend
Business Solutions Rep.
262.695.7899 / Email Me

Big Bend, Delafield, Dousman, Eagle, Genesee Depot, Hartland, Lannon, Menomonee Falls, Merton, Mukwonago, Muskego, Nashotah, New Berlin, North Lake, North Prairie, Oconomowoc, Okauchee, Pewaukee, Sussex, Wales
Business Services Rep.
262.695.7886 / Email Me 

Elm Grove,
Training Grant Announcement: Spring Round II

Due to high demand and available resources, we have opened a second round for Spring 2021 of Incumbent Worker Training Grants.

Our Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program may be just what you need to help train your existing employees, to increase productivity and boost your company's competitiveness.
The benefits to your business include:
  • Address skills gaps in your existing workforce and
  • Help boost your productivity and/or avert layoffs.

Applications are due 12:00 pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 

Training Dates: Businesses interested in this grant opportunity may apply for this round of funding to offer training programs that will be delivered to their workforce between March 15, 2021 and June 18, 2021.
Open To: Any company size and industry sectors.
Amount: Though cost of training may be more, the grant amounts may not exceed $10,000 per business per program year.​
  • Public Question Deadline - 12:00 PM on Friday, February 12, 2021 
  • Question Responses Made Available - Wednesday, February 17, 2021
  • Application Deadline - 12:00 PM on Friday, February 26, 2021
Questions & Applications: Must be submitted to

The WOW Factor

The WOW Factor features local talent in search of employment opportunities. The majority of our clients qualify for our On-the-Job Training (OJT) program, which on average can save businesses about $3,500 on new hires for the extraordinary costs of providing training and additional supervision related to the training.

Our turnaround time is fairly quick, so make sure to contact your Business Solutions Representative before you extend a job offer to your next hire.

Work-Share Program Waiver

Jan 11, 2021 - Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek today waived the requirement that Work-Share plans operate no longer than six months for any work unit in a five-year period.

By signing this waiver, Work-Share plans may extend longer than six months, up to 12 months, during a five-year period within the same work unit. 

WisConomy helps businesses research economic and labor data to make informed employment decisions. Tools enable employers to:
  • Create personalized reports to learn and share information about the local job market.
  • Examine wages and long-term projections by industry and occupation.
  • Help determine location and expansion plans.

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, Department of Labor H-1B TechHire, Grant, Women & Girls Fund of Waukesha County, & United Way of Washington County,