North Carolina Training laws & HR compliance analysis

North Carolina 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.
For further information, see the Department of Labor’s WIOA website at
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Each state must establish a one-stop training system with at least one center in each local area that provides core services, including determination of eligibility, outreach, intake and orientation, skill level assessment, case management assistance, job search and placement, information regarding job opportunities, and the performance of local providers.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits.
The Commission on Workforce Development is North Carolina's Workforce Investment Board under federal law and serves as its principal policy group for workforce development (NC Gen. Stat. Sec. 143B-438.10). It has a number of responsibilities, including:
• Developing strategies for producing a skilled and competitive workforce
• Advising the governor, Legislature, public agencies, and businesses on policies and programs to enhance the workforce
• Coordinating and developing strategies for cooperation among the academic, government, and business communities
• Establishing, ...

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