California Training laws & HR compliance analysis

California Training: What you need to know

The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amended the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, is a federal workforce development law that provides for state and federal employment, education, job training, and support services. The law is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services and to match employers with the skilled workers they need.
For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at
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The general purpose of the state's employment training program is to maintain and improve the skills of the workforce and to meet the skill needs of California employers through coordination of state and federal training programs.
California has implemented a comprehensive workforce development system tailored to meet particular needs of local and regional labor. The system provides universal access to already skilled workers, as well as those wanting to upgrade their skills and education.
Benefits. California workforce development initiatives offer a variety of benefits. Jobseekers benefit from job search information, career counseling, development of employment plans, prevocational services, case management, skills assessment, education, training, and follow-up services; while employers benefit from the increased pool of trained jobseekers, applicant screening, customized training, job placement assistance, training subsidies, and assistance for laid-off employees. The community as a whole benefits from the decreased need for welfare.
State Workforce Development Board (WDB).

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