The Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project was created in the Department of Children and Families (DCF) by the 2009-11 Biennial Budget Act
(2009 Wisconsin Act 28) to help thousands of people across the state gain skills and re-enter the workforce. This $34 million project is funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
By providing job training and job experience, transitional jobs create more financial security for families and improves our state’s economy. Through the Transitional Jobs Demonstration Project, we will create new opportunities for people across Wisconsin to build a career, provide more financial security for families, and create a brighter future for them and their children.
Partnering OrganizationsDCF is partnering with 17 organizations across the state for this project.
The Transitional Jobs program was established to provide low income adults who are not receiving W-2 and not eligible for Unemployment Insurance Benefits with an immediate income, an opportunity to develop the skills and experience their local labor market demands, and a positive work history. It provides those without other options with longer-term career preparation and support to move to unsubsidized employment.
Additionally the program provides businesses with needed workers at no risk or expense to the business. Transitional workers add the most value to businesses that want to either stay open or expand, but cannot immediately hire and pay new employees due to reduced revenue or reduced access to short-term credit lines. By completing projects and sustaining operations when cash is tight, transitional workers help position businesses to hire more permanent employees.
If you are interested in participating in the Transitional Jobs program as an individual or an employer, contact a Transitional Jobs contracted agency in your area for more information.
Policies and Communications
- Policy Guidance
- Transitional Jobs Memos to Contractors
- Information Brochure for Employers
- Sign up to receive email notifications
Please sign up for our email list if you would like to be notified of policy clarifications and general notices for operation of the program.
- See Wisconsin Statutes Section 49.162 for additional statutory provisions.