The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS), is working diligently to ensure that states, local areas, other grantees, and stakeholders are prepared for the implementation of WIOA. The WIOA Resource Page provides information and resources for States, local areas, non-profits and other grantees, and other stakeholders to assist with implementation of the Act. This page is updated to reflect newly developed materials, including responses to frequently asked questions.
Nearly one year ago the wheels were set in motion as the U.S. Congress passed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) with significant bipartisan support, marking the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years.
WIOA improves the workforce system, aligning it with regional economies and strengthening the network of 2,500 American Job Centers to deliver more comprehensive services to workers, job seekers and employers. It strives for a more job-driven approach to training and skills development by building closer ties among key workforce partners - business leaders, workforce boards, labor unions, community colleges and non-profits, and state and local officials.
The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, and Human and Health Services have roles and responsibilities under WIOA. We coordinate on all matters of policy and implementation, including WIOA regulations, joint guidance and technical assistance.
The WIOA website and the Innovation & Opportunity Network are working in concert to provide you with the most up-to-date information concerning WIOA. This graphic shows what can be found on the two websites and we encourage you to utilize them as a cross-reference tool.