Are There Training Programs Available To Help Individuals Entering The Workforce?

Yes, the Employment Development Department administers the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) . WIA programs provide job training and direct employment opportunities to the local community. This includes all adults and youth, especially dislocated workers, public aid recipients, veterans, older workers, and minorities. At the local level, a statewide network of Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA)receive WIA funds to maintain current employment and training programs and to establish new programs.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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