Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Implementation
President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help jobseekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform of the public workforce system in more than 15 years. Every year, the key programs that form the pillars of WIOA help millions of jobseekers and workers connect to good jobs and acquire the skills and credentials needed to obtain them.