Definition of "Labor Market": 

The number of workers who are available to be hired.

What is Going on With our Labor Market?

What Does This Mean to You?

What Can YOU Do About it?

Today's labor market is considered a "job seeker's market" or a "tight labor market"

Essentially, this means that there are more available jobs than people looking for one.

You have time to be strategic in your job search in order to find an employer that would be a good fit for you! FSET is one resource that can help you with this!

Featured Occupation of the Month

*Food Servers, Restaurant & Non-Restaurant*

This occupation is expected to grow faster than average. In addition to restaurants, you may serve food to individuals in residential care facilities, hospitals, hotel rooms, school cafeterias, university and college cafeterias and business or government cafeterias. 


•No formal education or work experience required 

•Receive on-the-job training 

Activities you might do in a day: 

Arrange food for serving 

Clean tableware 

Monitor food services operations to ensure procedures are followed 

Stock serving stations or dining areas with food or supplies 

Communicate dining or order details to kitchen personnel 

Process customer bills or payments 

Collect dirty dishes or other tableware 

Move equipment, supplies or food to required locations 

Record operational or production data 

Cook foods 

Assist customers with seating arrangements 




North Central FSET Employer Partners who hire for

Food Server Positions:


Copperleaf Management Group, Inc. 

Great Dane 

Healthcare Services Group-Norwood Health Center and Three Oaks 

Hotel Marshfield 

Jefferson Street Inn 

Kalahari Resorts 

Olive Garden 

Rennes Group 

Sand Valley 

The Bay at Colonial Manor 

The Bay at NuRoc 

UWSP Dining Services

Average salary range in Wisconsin is $8.58 - $14.98 per hour

For More Information Working as a Food Server in Wisconsin:,%20Nonrestaurant&onetcode=35-3041.00&location=Wisconsin 

Current Workforce Information - Northcentral Region by County

Hot Jobs

The following are the most in-demand fields in the NorthCentral Region:

Heavy & Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

Sales, Manufacturing

Registered Nurses

General/Operations Manager

Medical Assistant



Insurance Sales Agents


Construction Workers

For more information, click HERE.

NorthCentral Region Unemployment Rates

Unemployment statistics pulled from Bureau of Labor Statistics run by the United States Department of Labor. For more information, go to

(not seasonally adjusted)

 CountyMay '22

Apr '22

Mar '22



5.0    6.3
 Langlade3.4 4.04.1
 Lincoln2.7 3.33.7
 Portage2.8 3.03.3

Fastest Growing Jobs (per North Central Workforce Development Board)

Food for Thought

Training Pays - Earning and unemployment rates by skills attainment

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