The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federal program that was signed into law in August 1998, and went into effect in Georgia in July 2000. WIOA is the nation’s principal workforce development legislation, providing funds to address the employment and training needs of dislocated workers, low-income adults and youth to ultimately help Georgia businesses meet the needs of today and the future. The Governor has appointed the State Workforce Development Board (SWDB) to administer WIOA funds and designated Workforce Division staff to SWDB, assisting in the regulation of WIOA funds which are administered throughout 19 Local Workforce Development Areas across the state.
These documents provide information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how to access services of the grant.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The state of Georgia is a Right to Work state. In developing a comprehensive employer and employee linked workforce system, the state of Georgia’s workforce development efforts are labor neutral, in accordance with WIOA SEC. 181 (b)(7).