Dear Reader:

Forward Careers, Inc. is a private-nonprofit organization with 30 years' experience serving Southeast Wisconsin. Our workforce professionals specialize in providing high quality, effective and accessible career services to individuals seeking to improve their employment potential in demand-driven and high growth professions and to businesses, of any size and industry, seeking quality services to help attract, train and retain the talent needed to succeed and grow.

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

Click Thru Job Fair: January 27, 2021

The pandemic has changed recruiting but the workforce system is still here to help you find the talent that you need. As part of a unified statewide approach, Forward Careers is hosting a “Click Thru Job Fair” on January 27, 2021 to let job seekers know that there is still opportunity available in their local area!

Hiring Incentives

We offer several training programs and incentives to help local businesses stay competitive in today’s economy.  

If your company is hiring, we can help offset the cost of training new hires through our the On-the-Job Training or Work-Based Learning programs. 

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.

Rapid Response

The Rapid Response program is designed to assist both employers and employees experiencing business closings, mass layoff, and/or company reductions with re-employment services. These services are provided at no cost and can be tailored to the needs of your company.

Contact us to learn more.

SBA: PPP Re-opened This Week

The U.S. Department of the Treasury, announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will re-open the week of January 11 for new borrowers and certain existing PPP borrowers.

To promote access to capital, initially only community financial institutions will be able to make First Draw PPP Loans on Monday, January 11, and Second Draw PPP Loans on Wednesday, January 13. The PPP will open to all participating lenders shortly thereafter.

Key PPP updates include:

  • PPP borrowers can set their PPP loans covered period to be any length between 8 and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs;
  • PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs, and worker protection expenditures;
  • The Program’s eligibility is expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, direct marketing organizations, among other types of organizations;
  • The PPP provides greater flexibility for seasonal employees;
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their First Draw PPP Loan amount; and
  • Certain existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan.

2021 Training Grant Awards

Forward Careers has awarded nearly $27,000 in Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) grants to ten businesses for Spring 2021.

If you missed the training grant announcement, please make sure to join our Business Services Newsletters to receive timely updates and future announcements.

Business Solutions Team

Forward Careers' Business Solutions Team offers a wide variety of services to help businesses attract, train, and retain 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.

Don't see services you need above, contact us to learn more.

Addison, Belgium, Cedarburg, Colgate, Fredonia, Germantown, Grafton, Hartford, Hubertus Jackson, Kewaskum, Mequon, Newburg, Port Washington, Richfield, Saukville, Slinger, West Bend
Business Solutions Rep.
262.335.5311 / 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 Solutions Rep.
262.695.7899 / Email Me
Elm Grove,

Business Services Rep.
262.695.7886 / Email Me 
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,