July Edition (2015), Volume 12

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FEATURED ARTICLE

Aligned by Design: WIOA and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

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The enactment of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), provides new opportunities for the public workforce system and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs to collaborate in meeting the needs of low-income individuals. This paper outlines some key areas where WIOA and TANF alignment can be supported or enhanced.

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WIOA: What Human Services Agencies & Advocates Need to Know

WIOA: What Human Services Agencies & Advocates Need to Know

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation on how WIOA provides federal funding for training to help unemployed and underemployed workers qualify for better jobs. It also supports a network of American Job Centers, known as "one-stop centers," where job seekers can find information on job openings, training, and career opportunities. Continue reading...

   

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Summary of Major Policies Included in Titles I an IV of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

WIOA represents an important bipartisan effort to improve federal workforce development program and provide new opportunities to advance economic self-sufficiency for millions of Americans with and without disabilities. WIOA will help workers attain sills for 21st Century jobs, provide supports to people with disabilities to enter and remain in competitive, integrated job settings, and foster the modern workforce that evolving American businesses rely on to compete. Continue reading...

   

Summer-Youth-Employment

New Opportunities to Improve Economic and Career Success for Low-Income Youth & Adults

In July 2014, President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) - after it passed with virtually unanimous bipartisan support in Congress - the first update to the nation's core workforce training programs in the 16 years since the passage of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). A lot has changed since 1998 - and our workforce has not kept up. Low-skilled and low-income workers face more barriers than ever to securing an education and getting a good job. Continue reading...

   
  

 

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