Welcome to Workforce Investment Act

  • The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA), offers a comprehensive range of workforce development activities through statewide and local organizations. Available workforce development activities provided in local communities can benefit job seekers, laid off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

    Benefits of WIA

    Job Seekers

    • Universal access to job search and labor market information
    • Advice, counseling, and support
    • Education and skills training
    • Individual choice of service


    Youth

    • Basic skills assessment
    • Resources and guidance help to attain educational goals
    • Leadership development opportunities
    • Exposure to work environment through training and adult mentoring


    Employers

    • Influence over local area employment policy
    • Improved and trained employee pool
    • Development of on-the-job and customized training opportunities
    • Assistance for laid-off workers


    Community

    • Access to local area job market information
    • Improved workforce quality
    • Services designed for local area needs
    • Reduced need for welfare
  • For more information, please contact:

    Adelaida Ramos
    Associate Superintenent
    (661) 720-4125