Workforce Development

To suggest additions, please email Anne Hamland at ahamland@wvls.org.

Gale Courses

WVLS libraries offer cardholders access to lifelong learning opportunities in the form of professional development, technology and personal enrichment classes through Gale Courses.

  • 375+ courses, offered each month
  • six-week long online programs
  • certificate of completion is awarded
  • taught by college instructors who are experts in their field
  • every course is offerred monthly so there’s never a long wait to get started.
  • classes offered are tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ fastest-growing occupations, which positions our libraries to drive local economic development and meet demand for the top workplace skills.
  • browse the WVLS marketing and promotional materials on the Gale Courses Resources page.

    Basic Computer Skills

    Job Search Engines

    • Job Center of Wisconsin: Create a free account with the Job Center of Wisconsin website to build and revise your resume and electronically submit it to employers.
    • CareerBuilder.com: Officially, we’re a global, end-to-end human capital solutions company. But, that just means that we combine the best in advertising, software and services to help companies find, hire and manage great talent.
    • Indeed.com: Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.
    • Monster.com: Monster is a global online employment solution for people seeking jobs and the employers who need great people.
    • USAJobs: USAJOBS connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world.
    • WVLS Employment page: WVLS posts Wisconsin library jobs.

    Job Center Locations by County

    • Clark County
      • Clark County Job Center
        501 Hewett Street, Neillsville, WI 54456
        Telephone: 715-743-4631
    • Marathon County
    • Oneida County 
    • Taylor County
      • Medford-NTC Outreach Center 
        1001 Progressive Ave, Medford, WI 54451
        Telephone: 715-661-1485
      • Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, contact the board for comprehensive service in seeking employment. They will arrange for appropriate services. 
        • Vision: Northwest Wisconsin will have a system that employers, workers, job seekers, and taxpayers will value as the system of choice for their workforce development needs.

    Job Center of Wisconsin Resources

    Job Centers have resources for job seekers. Find a Job Center in your county to get started.

    Create or Update a Resume
    Create a free account with the Job Center of Wisconsin website to build and revise your resume and electronically submit it to employers.

    Skill Explorer
    Connect to employment opportunities based on your skills rather than on job titles.

    Search for Wisconsin Jobs
    Use the Job Center of Wisconsin website search tool.

    Job Seeker Resources
    Choose from one of the five topic headings: look for jobs, plan a career, wages and occupations, training and education, other assistance.

    Workforce Events
    Find job fairs, career expos, recruitment sessions, and other events to help job seekers make connections with employers.

    Central Wisconsin Job Fairs

    Labor Market Information
    Read reports, projections, and trends in Wisconsin’s job market.

    Training and Education
    Find information about apprenticeships, training programs, Wisconsin colleges and universities, financial aid, and more.

    Featured Industries
    Research Wisconsin’s diverse industries, and find information on wages, trends, and other subjects.

    Wisconsin Valley Library Service
    300 N 1st Street
    Wausau, WI 54403
    715-261-7250