Announcements

View the Announcements listing below to stay connected with updates on WIOA implementation and changes to this site's content.

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  • Networking among professionals
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/2/2016

    The Peer to Peer/TAT Project (P2P/TAT) is designed to showcase excellent Massachusetts Workforce Development programs, projects and best practices via a national website where other states can review and request training and technical assistance directly from the Massachusetts Workforce Development system and its partners.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 8/2/2016

    Compliance with subminimum wage employment requirements is very important and WHD will continue to work to ensure that subminimum wages are used properly in accordance with the law. The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that all of our stakeholders – employers, advocates, workers and other interested parties – fully understand the rules that apply to employing workers with disabilities at subminimum wages.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 7/19/2016

    The Section 188 Disability Reference Guide provides updated information and technical assistance that can help American Job Centers and their partners in the workforce development system meet the nondiscrimination and universal access requirements for individuals with disabilities in Section 188 of the Workforce Investment Act.

  • Blueprint papers
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 7/14/2016

    On Thursday, June 30, 2016, the U.S. Departments of Labor and Education, and their partner, the Department of Health and Human Services, hosted a conference call announcing the public availability of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128) final rules.  

  • Ready to Work Partnership Grants
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 6/30/2016

    The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have made publicly available five rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) (Pub. L. 113-128).  President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014. 

  • Data-driven decision making
    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 4/27/2016

    Register now for USDOL-ETA’s 2nd Annual week-long Sector Strategies Virtual Institute!

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 4/13/2016

    Learn how to make the most from regional sector partnerships from the people who are already implementing solutions. Join us from the comfort of your office (online) and free (priceless)!

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 4/6/2016

    The Employment and Training Administration (ETA) has issued a Training and Employment Guidance Letter (TEGL) that lays out the vision for the one-stop delivery system under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).  TEGL 4-15 provides links to key technical assistance resources that can support states and local areas, as they incorporate or enhance this vision in their integrated one-stop delivery system.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    ETA held a National Convening of workforce leadership for implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).   States were invited to form teams with leaders representing partners and key stakeholders implementing the WIOA to attend the event.

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    ION - Innovation and Opportunity Network
    Posted On: 3/24/2016

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, signed by President Obama, and administered by the U.S. Department of Labor includes an increased emphasis on entrepreneurship skill building for youth, individuals with disabilities, Indian and Native Americans, and unemployed adults and includes new provisions to allow training resources for entrepreneurship training.