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Job Search

We offer free internet and computer workstation access with a valid Library card and password (available from any Circulation Desk).

Bring your laptop and take advantage of our free WiFi connection at each Library branch (except the Bookmobile).

Kenosha County Job Center (KCJC)

Assists employers and job seekers in making the connection that leads to people finding employment. Job hunters can utilize KCJC services to find a job or a better job. Over 25 different workshops on job search preparation, career development, computer, and life skills are available on a rotating schedule to assist individuals in their employment efforts. They include such topics as career awareness, resume development, interviewing techniques, labor market information, financial management, time management, and parenting information. These workshops are available to the public at no cost.

Resume Assistance

WinWay software offers 12,000+ resume templates and cover letter assistance. There are many other features to this software - visit the information or reference desk at Southwest, Northside, Simmons or Uptown for assistance or more information.

LearningExpress

Looking to land a job? You'll find an entire learning center dedicated to helping you get the one that's right for you. LearningExpress is available at no cost from your home computer or in the library with a valid Library card. 

Free Computer Classes

KPL offers free computer classes on various software programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and more! All classes are free to the public and held in the Southwest Library Computer Lab. Class size is limited to 15 per session. Registration is required by calling (262) 564-6130.

Recently Laid Off?

From filing for unemployment to evaluating career options, the following resources can help.

Unemployment Benefits

You can file for Wisconsin Unemployment benefits online at www.ucclaim-wi.org or by phone toll-free at 1 (800) UC CLAIM or 1 (800) 822-5246.

Changing Careers?

Connects employers and job seekers in Wisconsin. Everything you need is right here – at no cost to you! Look for jobs, fill out applications, write resumes, and more. Seasonal employment opportunities are also listed.

  • LearningExpress offers instantly scored licensing, certification, aptitude practice tests, online career preparation, and vital information for a wide variety of occupations.

LearningExpress is available to the public at any branch or from your home computer with a valid KPL library card.

Provides services for low-income families, custodial and non-custodial parents and the general public. The DWD also administers local, state and federal public assistance programs including Wisconsin Works (W-2), the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), Childcare, Medicaid/BadgerCare, Food Stamps and the Low Income Heating and Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP).

Provides services to armed forces veterans and their families. The site provides information on those entitlements.

Small Business Owner?

Wisconsin Department of Commerce

The Business Development Division utilizes a combination of technical and financial assistance programs that have been designed to assist businesses at all points of the continuum including: business planning, site selection, initial capitalization, permitting, employee training, research and development, and business expansion.

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

The SBDC is a management assistance delivery program of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Some of the key roles of SBDC include coaching and guidance to businesses, financial lending assistance, business/marketing/strategic plan development, business startup plans, market analysis for businesses, financial analysis, and minority business issues.

The SBDC also offers workshops and business writing series to help understand the clear picture of what it takes to run a successful business.

Kenosha Area Business Alliance (KABA)

KABA is Kenosha County’s economic development organization and employers association.

KABA provides a range of economic development and business services to its nearly 400 member investors and to prospective members as well. KABA manages a portfolio of economic development revolving loan funds that are used to provide low-interest loans to new and expanding businesses to support job creation. Additionally, KABA serves as a clearing house for site selection and economic information. KABA also delivers a number of training programs designed to upgrade the skills of area workers.

Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce

The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce is a business and community resource organization that continuously works to serve and strengthen the Kenosha Area. Visit their website to learn about our Member businesses and organizations that are part of the Chamber as an independent local business association and support our community.

Other Helpful Resources

Struggling Financially?

Are you or your family struggling financially in these challenging times? Are you feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to turn?

The IRS offers information on tax-related provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

RKCAA has been providing a broad array of anti-poverty services in Racine and Kenosha counties since 1967. RKCAA enables low-income individuals, in rural and urban areas, to attain the skills, knowledge and motivation to achieve self-sufficiency.

KHA is public corporation created by the City of Kenosha to operate housing programs targeted for low-income households, the elderly and persons with disabilities.

A division of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. Helps expand local affordable housing and support services to people without housing. The variety of federal and state programs managed by DHCD aid people with disabilities, low and moderate income residents and the homeless population. 

Are you investigating bankruptcy? 

The U.S. Bankruptcy Court can help answer your questions with their online Self Help Filing Information.  

Don't Know Where to Turn?

Kenosha County Department of Human Services provides a resource directory for those seeking assistance or referrals. Many of the departments listed in this directory are housed at the Kenosha County Job Center building located at 8600 Sheridan Road in Kenosha.  You can also consult the Emergency Services Network of Kenosha County.