Programs such as the YWCA's JobRide are helping people with challenges they may face after getting a job.
The latest numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Madison?s unemployment rate went up to 5.5 percent, but it's still well below the state's unemployment rate of 7.6 percent.
However, once someone actually gets a job, there are other challenges with training, technology, and even finding a way to get to that place of work. There are a number of programs around Madison trying to help.
Mike Jackson has been behind the wheel part time for JobRide for more than two years.
"I'm pretty much in the business of helping others," Jackson said.
JobRide gives people a reasonably priced ride to work when they can't afford a car or other transportation. The organization now gives about 2,000 rides a month, and Jackson said he has seen the van fill up more often since he started.