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Workforce Investment Act

Workforce Investment Act

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides the framework for delivery of workforce investment activities at the state and local levels to people who need those services.  Customers include:

  • Job seekers
  • Dislocated workers
  • Youth
  • Incumbent (current) workers
  • New entrants to the workforce
  • Veterans
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Businesses

Each state’s Governor, in accordance with the requirements of Section 661.100 of WIA Rules and Regulations, must

  • Establish a State Workforce Investment Board 
  • Designate local workforce investment areas
  • Oversee the creation of Local Boards and One-Stop service delivery systems in the state

WIA 101 - A brief tutorial of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and its five Titles under the Act

New York State Labor Law, Section 852

Interactive Local Workforce Investment Area Map

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