The History & Impact of WIOA

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Federal Workforce Development Programs in America: A Timeline

WIOA's numerous predecessors all played a role in shaping the modern-day version of the nation's federal workforce development program.

1933

Wagner-Peyser
Act

This act created the United States Employment Service and a nationwide system of public employment offices, setting the foundation for today's One-Stop Career Centers.

1962

Manpower Development Training Act

This act provided federal funding for workforce training programs to improve the technical skills of the unemployed, low-income individuals & welfare recipients.

1973

Comprehensive Employment and Training Act

This act subsidized jobs for underemployed & disadvantaged individuals, including, uniquely, artists. At its peak, over 10,000 artists were employed through federal funding.

2014

Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act

WIOA reauthorized many of the programs under WIA, with additional measures designed to streamline programs & reporting and make services more accessible to disadvantaged job seekers.

1998

Workforce Investment Act

This act created the One-Stop system to consolidate programs and make it easier for individuals to access employment services & other resources from one location.

1982

Job Training and Partnership Act

This act created four individual programs that provided federal funds to support job training for several groups of individuals, including youth, unskilled adults & dislocated workers.

WIOA by the Numbers

20MIL+

people served

1mil+

received training

10%

yearly decrease in participants

50%

fewer participants in 2020 than in 2016

2022

When will WIOA be reauthorized?

WIOA expired in 2020. A reauthorization passed the House in the spring of 2022 but has remained stalled in Senate committees. While funds are still being appropriated as a part of yearly budgets, full reauthorization is critical to ensuring that funding and program requirements are scaled to meet the needs of today's labor force.

Modernizing WIOA to Meet the Needs of Today's Job Seeker

The numbers don't lie - WIOA needs a modern overhaul. While reauthorization is a necessary step in this process, modernizing WIOA on the case management level is critical to boosting participation, program retention & outcomes.

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