Editorial: Job Center Stays Open
One stop shop will continue.
JOB CENTER STAYS OPEN
Perhaps the most useful part of Dane County’s new partnership with Forward Service Corporation to provide job services to W-2 participants is the lesson in working with whatever obstacles state government puts up. The Walker administration decided to end Dane County’s very successful administration of its W-2 program, a move that threatened to close the county’s successful one-stop-shop Jobs Center.
County Exec Joe Parisi looked for a compromise, the state said no, and Parisi partnered with Forward Service Corp which was awarded the state contract to administer W-2 in Dane County and 10 surrounding counties. But the agreement also keeps the Job Center open as that one-stop-shop so helpful to those looking for work. It shouldn’t have been necessary, but in the end services will be continued and that’s a bottom line we can live with.