Massachusetts Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Massachusetts 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.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
The Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development connects people and businesses to job opportunities and training. The Department also provides unemployment assistance to jobseekers, job matching services, labor matching services, labor market information, and connections to education and training. It also supports the Commonwealth's One-Stop Career Centers. The Department offers these employment related services through a number of agencies:
Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board. The Massachusetts Workforce Investment Board serves as the governor's principal advisor on workforce development, and assists the governor with continually improving the state's workforce system. The Board can apply for incentive grants and supports other workforce groups that apply for ...

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