and Training (FSET)
Employment and Training (FSET) program offers FoodShare members
free services to build job skills and find employment. You can
get help with your resume, interview skills and job leads
through the FSET program. You may also be able to get help with
taking classes needed for a GED or ESL, transportation and child
care while you look for a job, go to training or go to school
may be covered through FSET.
Ask your agency about the FSET services available in your
Note: You must
be currently getting FoodShare benefits to take part in FSET.
For Residents of
Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties
Effective July 1,
2014 if you are an adult ages 18 through 49 renewing or applying
for FoodShare benefits and do not have any minor children living
in your home, you may need to meet a work requirement or be
found exempt from the work requirement to continue getting
If you are an adult
age 18 through 49, there are three ways you can meet your work
Work at least 80
hours each month, or
Take part in an
allowable work program such as FSET, Wisconsin Works (W-2)
or certain programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
at least 80 hours each month, or
Both work and
take part in an allowable work program for a combined total
of at least 80 hours each month.
FSET can help you
meet your work requirement.
Keep in mind that if
you choose not to meet the work requirement, you will only get 3
months of FoodShare benefits in a 36-month (3 year) period until
you meet the work requirement, become exempt or your 36-month
period has passed.
Outside of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties
If you do not live in
Kenosha, Racine or Walworth counties, the work requirements for
adults ages 18 through 49 will be effective on or after January 1, 2015.
You can still take
part in FSET even if you do not have to meet a work requirement
at this time. If you need help finding a job or if you are
currently working and want to increase your skills, FSET may be
able to help you.
Contact your agency and let them know you are
interested in FSET services.
June 09, 2014