Mississippi Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Mississippi 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 www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits. There is additional information and details on the federal WIOA.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
The State Workforce Investment Board is organized into eight divisions that manage the workforce and training in Mississippi.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security (MDES) oversees the state's workforce development programs. MDES provides a number of services through statewide WIN Job Centers. The WIN Job Centers are the cornerstone of the state's Workforce Investment Network and provide employment and training services to employers and jobseekers at convenient, one-stop centers. The centers also provide unemployment compensation services. The Labor Market Information Department of MDES gathers and disseminates labor force data used by private industry and public agencies for planning and resource ...

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