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Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)


President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. The WIOA supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act, the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

As with the preceding WIA, the WIOA helps job seekers succeed in the labor market by providing access to employment, education, training, and support services while matching employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. In addition, the enactment of WIOA provides a new opportunity to ensure that America’s Job Center of CaliforniaSM (AJCC) locations remain effective and job-driven—responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers for jobs, now and in the future.

WIOA Implementation Plan

The WIOA Draft Implementation Plan includes the estimated implementation timeline, which is used by the Department of Labor and California. The timeline will be updated as planning continues and more information becomes available. California specific dates are listed in the WIOA Draft Implementation Plan.

WIOA Draft Implementation Plan

WIOA Implementation Guidance – State of California

Information Notices

Directives

Frequently Asked Questions

WIOA Implementation Guidance - Federal

Other Resources