Workforce Investment Board


The NYC Workforce Investment Board (WIB) engages leaders from the private sector, public agencies, labor unions and community-based organizations – all volunteers appointed by the Mayor – to inform the City’s policies and services for adult learners, jobseekers, and employers. The WIB is chartered by the federal government through the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and managed by the NYC Office of Workforce Development.

The WIB conducts oversight of Workforce Investment Act (in PDF), or WIA, allocations and sets broad priorities to help ensure that workforce initiatives successfully fulfill the Mayor's vision of a strong workforce development system. This vision includes three key components:

1. A strong linkage to economic development projects in all five boroughs
2. A tight connection with businesses to ensure their needs are met
3. Services that effectively and efficiently connect New Yorkers to jobs in demand

Read about the history of the WIB

New York City Local Workforce Investment Area Local Plan Available for Public Comment
August 29, 2014
The New York City Local Workforce Investment Area Local Plan is required under Section 118(b) of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. The Plan is used by the Workforce Investment Board to evaluate the progress of the local workforce development system. The Plan covers policies from July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015. It will be available for public comment until September 29, 2014. If you would like to make a comment please email Reynold Graham at with the subject "Local Plan Public Comment".
Download the Local Workforce Investment Area Local Plan (in PDF)