In this webcast, you will learn about the changes made in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to the Wagner-Peyser Act, which is the authorizing legislation for the employment service, which is currently delivered through our One-Stop systems nationwide.
- Local plans must include a description of strategies and services to strengthen linkages between Unemployment Insurance and One-Stop centers.
- Unified state plans require focus on integrated data systems across core, education, and UI programs.
- Labor market and workforce information is a critical foundation for workforce strategies and a key career service to be delivered through the One-Stop system.
- WIOA envisions continuous improvement of labor market and workforce information through collaboration among federal agencies, states, and the new Workforce Information Advisory Council.
WIOA's impact on Wagner-Peyser Employment Services are as follows:
- Required co-location in One-Stop centers
- Required core program and included in unified state plan
- Aligned performance metrics
- New focus of Governor’s 10% on staff development
Enhanced services for unemployment insurance claimants are as follows:
- Unemployment insurance (UI) claimants are a core customer of the Wagner-Peyser Employment Services program.
- UI claimants receive enhanced career services including assistance with UI claims filing and eligibility assessments.
- UI claimants receive referrals to an array of training and education resources.