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Re-Employment Services (RES)

Within the Department of Workforce Development, the Division of Employment and Training (DET) and the Division of Unemployment Insurance (UI) work collaboratively to provide the Reemployment Services (RES) program, a formalized program for jobseekers required to look for work as a condition of receiving UI benefits.

With this program, online services and information are combined with local resources and services available through the Wisconsin Job Center system, maximizing partnerships between agencies working together to assist job seekers. These partnerships include representatives from Wisconsin Job Service, Workforce Development Boards, Veteran organizations, and other federal, state or local agencies working collaboratively.

Job Center of Wisconsin logo and link to website

In accordance with both state and federal directives, the RES program has four purposes:

New requirements and service strategies were implemented in 2018 for our RES program. These changes apply to all UI claimants required to look for work. Claimants go through several compliance steps, including:

Participants are selected for RES after they file a UI claim, are determined as being required to search for work, have successfully registered on, and have received their first UI payment.

Using a triage-based methodology, our program is designed to determine what level of service is appropriate to help a customer become reemployed more quickly. Some customers conduct their job seeking efforts independently and others needing more in-depth assistance will be scheduled to participate with virtual or in-person services to do a more in-depth assessment and overview to help eliminate barriers that may be keeping someone unemployed longer.

If you still want to learn more about RES, visit the RES Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).

For more information on other services offered, visit our webpage.