Louisiana Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Louisiana Training: What you need to know

Effective July 1, 2015, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Like its predecessor, the WIOA 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: www.doleta.gov/WIOA/.
Each state must establish a one-stop training system, with at least one center in each local area. Job centers must provide core services, including determination of eligibility, outreach, intake and orientation, skill level assessment, case management assistance, job search and placement, providing information regarding job opportunities, and information about the performance of local providers.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits.
Louisiana Workforce Commission. The Louisiana Workforce Commission was created to coordinate and integrate a workforce development system and foster cooperation between the public and private sectors. The goals of the Commission are to develop a cooperative approach to job training; provide opportunity for business and labor to assist in workforce education and training; improve the skills of the state's workforce; and ensure the efficient and effective provision of workforce development services and ...

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