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What is the Workforce Investment Act?

The Workforce Investment Act was signed into law on August 7, 1998 as an effort to consolidate and streamline the nation's employment and training programs. It replaced the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) that had been in place since 1982.

Key Components
  • Streamlining Services
    Programs and providers collocate, coordinate and integrate activities and information, creating a coherent and accessible One-Stop system for individuals and businesses.

  • Empowering Individuals
    Programs and providers collocate, coordinate and integrate activities and information, creating a coherent and accessible One-Stop system for individuals and businesses.

  • Universal Access
    Any job seeker in the US, or anyone, who wants to advance his or her career, has access to the One-Stop system and to core employment-related services.

  • Increased Accountability
    State and local entities managing the workforce investment system must meet core indicators of performance or suffer sanctions.

    Through ITA’s, participants choose training based on program outcomes. To survive in the market, training providers must make accountability for performance a top priority.

  • Strong Role for Local Boards and Private Sector
    Local, business-led boards focus on strategic planning, policy development and oversight of the local workforce investment system.

    The active involvement of the private sector provides critical information about skills in demand, available jobs, expansion of career fields and the identification and development of useful programs.

  • State and Local Flexibility
    Significant authority is reserved for the Governor and chief local elected officials to implement innovative and comprehensive workforce investment systems tailored to local and regional labor market needs.

  • Improved Youth Programs
    Programs are linked closely to local labor market needs and community youth programs, with strong connections to academic and occupational learning.
How do the One-Stop Centers fit into the law?

"One-Stop" Centers serve as the cornerstone of the Workforce Investment System. These Centers unify training, education and employment programs into one customer-friendly system in each community. At least one full-service center is located in each workforce investment area.

For more information or questions concerning the WIA please contact:
    Joan Modrell, Executive Director
    Office of Workforce Security
    Nebraska Workforce Development - Department of Labor
    550 South 16th Street
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    402-471-9948
    Joan.Modrell@nebraska.gov


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March Unemployment Rates
Nebraska: 2.6%
National: 5.5%

Next Release Date:
April Data May 27 at 9:00 AM

- JOB FAIR -
Coca-Cola Job Fair
04/27/2015 - 04/27/2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

American Job Center - Lincoln
1111 O Street, Suite 205
Lincoln, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Spring Career Fair
04/29/2015 - 04/29/2015
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Kaplan University
1821 k st.
lincoln, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Offutt AFB Career Fair
04/30/2015 - 04/30/2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Bellevue Lied Activity Center
2700 Arboretum Drive
Bellevue, NE

- JOB FAIR -
el perico Bilingual Omaha Job Fair
05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Cinco de Mayo
24th @ N St
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Career Fair
05/05/2015 - 05/05/2015
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

State Office Building (2nd Floor)
1313 Farnam Street
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
TRADE Job Fair
05/08/2015 - 05/08/2015
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Center for People in Need
3901 North 27th Street Unit 1 Door 3
Lincoln, NE

- JOB FAIR -
JobsGuide JOB FAIR - May 13, 2015
05/13/2015 - 05/13/2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

United States
7007 Grover Street
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Transportation & Manufacturing JOB FAIR
05/14/2015 - 05/14/2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Metro Community College-South Campus - ITC bldg
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Ave.
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
13th Annual John Bernardi Job Fair
05/15/2015 - 05/15/2015
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Charles B. Washington Branch
2868 Ames Ave.
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Washington County JOB FAIR
05/20/2015 - 05/20/2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Grant Square, Blair
Grant Street Between 9th & 10th
Blair, NE

- JOB FAIR -
Washington County JOB FAIR
05/20/2015 - 05/20/2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Grant Square, Blair
Grant Street Between 9th & 10th
Blair, NE

- JOB FAIR -
OmahaJobs.com Omaha Job Fair
05/20/2015 - 05/20/2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comfort Inn
7007 Grover St
Omaha, NE

- JOB FAIR -
JobsGuide JOB FAIR - June 10, 2015
06/10/2015 - 06/10/2015
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

United States
7007 Grover Street
Omaha, NE



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