Texas Training laws & HR compliance analysis

Texas 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 www.doleta.gov/WIOA.
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Each state must establish a one-stop training system, with at least one center in each local area. Job centers must provide core services, including determination of eligibility, outreach, intake and orientation, skill-level assessment, case management assistance, job search and placement, providing information regarding job opportunities, and information about the performance of local providers.
Employers that train workers through this system are eligible for grants, significant tax credits, and other benefits.
The governor has delegated the Texas Workforce Investment Council (TWIC) (formerly the Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness) to work with the state Labor Department in administering federal funds; planning state job training programs; and implementing, monitoring, and reviewing such programs. The Council is a state agency acting as a human resources training, education, and investment council under the WIOA.
Employers may also contract for workforce development, education, and training ...

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