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.
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.