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Workforce Development

Workforce Investment Act (WIOA)

The Workforce Investment Act (WIOA) provides the framework for a unique workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers or eduction.  The most important aspect of the ACT is its focus on meeting the needs of local businesses for skilled workers and the training, education and employment needs of the individual.

Who Does WIOA Help?

  • WIOA helps all persons access free information and orientation to the local labor market.
  • WIOA hleps dislocated workers return to productivity, often at wages similar to what they earned prior to layoffs.
  • WIOA helps unemployed, underemployed or untrained workers receive skills through job training that will help those individuals to succeed in the job market.
  • WIOA helps young people prepare for careers by participating in work readiness, work experience, and job skill development.
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Contact Workforce Department

Melanie Biffar, Career Specialist

100 S. Main St., Waterloo, IL 62298
Tel: 618-939-3332
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.