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UMOS, a non-profit advocacy organization, provides programs and services which improve the employment, educational, health and housing opportunities of under-served populations.
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Workforce Development Division

UMOS' Workforce Development Programs are Equal Opportunity Programs.

Transitional Jobs Program - Rural Northeast

Map of Northern Wisconsin counties
Serving the counties of:
Menominee, Langlade, Forest and Florence

What is TJ?

Transitional Jobs (TJ) is an employment program that offers unemployed residents immediate work. TJ is a program of Wisconsin's Department of Children and Families. The purpose of TJ is to enhance employment opportunities for people who have difficulty entering and succeeding in the workforce. The TJ employment strategy helps individuals overcome employment barriers and transition into work by using wage-paid, short-term employment that combines real work, skills training, education and supportive services. TJ also offers job coaching, employability planning, life skills development, and limited vocational training, as well as job search assistance.

TJ promotes self-sufficiency by providing time-limited, publicly funded, wage-based jobs in public, nonprofit, or for profit settings. The goal is to help eligible residents gain a foothold in the labor market with jobs that are available in the public and private sectors. TJ's combination of training, work experience, case management, and supportive services will produce positive results for Northeast Wisconsin's job seekers and the employers who "hire" program participants.

Who Qualifies?

TJ Participant/Candidate

  • Must reside in Menominee, Langlade, Forest, or Florence Counties
  • Must be at least 18 years old at time of enrollment.
  • If over 24 years old, must be the biological or adoptive parent of child under age 18; or the relative & primary caregiver of child under age 18 years.
  • Must have a child support order, be under a reunification plan, or be an ex-offender; or be a youth in foster care and expected to age out of care, or have aged out of foster care.
  • Must have been unemployed for the last 4 consecutive weeks prior to enrollment.
  • Must have an annual household income below 150% of federal poverty guideline for household size.
  • Must be ineligible to receive unemployment insurance.
  • Must not be participating in a Wisconsin Works (W-2) employment position.
Employer Host/Worksite

  • Must interview candidate(s) and may select the most appropriate person.
  • Must provide adequate supervision.
  • Must provide a work opportunity that offers skills development and/or training in a demand occupation.
  • Must provide at least 20 hours of work per week, but no more than 40 hours per week.
  • Must report hours worked to UMOS on a predetermined schedule.
  • Must maintain contact with UMOS in an effort to enhance the success of the TJ worker.
  • May be for profit, nonprofit or public sector.
  • Has no obligation to retain the TJ worker beyond the subsidized employment period.
To find out if you are eligible, contact:

Natasha Chevalier, TJ Program Manager
(414) 588-7871

Anthony Madosh, TJ Employment Coach
(414) 588-7126

UMOS Transitional Jobs Northeast
Highway 47 North/PO Box 10
N3522 Cottage Avenue
Neopit, WI 54150

Funded by and in partnership with:
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families logo

The Transitional Jobs Program is an equal opportunity program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.