Maine Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Maine 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 at
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. There are additional details on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Maine State Workforce Investment Board (SWIB). The SWIB is responsible for assisting the governor in performing the duties and responsibilities required by the federal WIOA. All members of the Board are appointed by the governor and represent the many facets of workforce development, including business, labor, public education, higher education, economic development, youth activities, employment and training, and the legislature. The Board meets regularly and encourages the public to attend meetings. Find out more at
For information about Maine’s implementation of WIOA, visit
Local Workforce Investment Boards. Maine has four Local Workforce Investment Boards that are responsible for overseeing ...

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