Illinois Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Illinois 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.
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For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. Details on the federal WIOA are available.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Office of Employment and Training. The Office of Employment and Training is the agency responsible for implementing the WIA in Illinois. It is responsible for developing the state's strategic plan and overseeing the work of the Local Workforce Investment Boards (LWIBs). For more information on the administration of the Office of Employment and Training, visit
LWIBs. Illinois is divided into 24 local workforce investment areas (LWIAs). The LWIBs for each area are responsible for identifying the needs in their local community and for making sure that the services offered in the career centers located in the area are meeting local needs. For more information on how LWIAs are implementing the WIOA, visit
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