“U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVIDES $1.5 BILLION IN ADULT AND DISLOCATED WORKER FUNDING TO STATES AND TERRITORIES”

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor is providing $1.5 billion in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult and Dislocated Worker program funds to states and territories.

These investments will help states and local areas provide services to businesses and job seekers and support the public workforce system in filling 6.6 million existing job postings.[1]

The WIOA Adult program helps job seekers with barriers to employment gain new skills, and find in-demand jobs in sectors that are projected to experience significant growth.

The WIOA Dislocated Worker program helps workers who have lost their jobs gain new skills and find meaningful jobs in sectors that are projected to grow. The program provides an array of employment, supportive and workforce development services to veterans, formerly self-employed individuals and displaced workers who had previously been dependent on the income of another family member but are no longer supported by that income. 

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

[1] https://www.bls.gov/news.release/jolts.nr0.htm

Source:U.S. Department of Labor

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