Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

On July 22, 2014 President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) into law, reauthorizing the Workforce Investment Act.

WIOA keeps many of the existing workforce structures in place, including occupational training, adult basic education, and employment programs. The new bill will, however, streamline programs, reporting measures, and administration while also creating common measures for both youth and adult workforce programs. Of key interest are the changes to the ability to fund trainings and focus on sector based strategies. Passage of this bill marks a commitment to fostering a modern American workforce which can compete for jobs in the 21st century. This is an exciting development for our nation's workers and businesses as well as the millions who utilize the workforce development system here in New York City.

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