Tennessee Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Tennessee 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. More detailed information is available in our Training topic.
The Department of Commerce/Office of Workforce Development administers and enforces job training programs.
Workforce Services. The Workforce Services Division of the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is responsible for delivering employment and educational services to employers and jobseekers pursuant to the WIOA. The delivery system created for this purpose consists of Local Workforce Investment Areas and Career Centers. For more information on employer services through the WIOA, visit http://www.tn.gov.
Local Workforce Investment Areas (LWIA). Tennessee is divided into 13 LWIAs. Each LWIA is made up of a cluster of counties with similar labor market profiles and administered by a local board. The board oversees the workforce development and career services offered at the Career Centers located in the ...

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