WIOA for Employers

WIOA Improves Services to Employers and Promotes Work-Based Training

WIOA contributes to economic growth and business expansion by ensuring the workforce system is job-driven matching employers with skilled individuals.

  • State and local boards will promote the use of industry and sector partnerships to address the workforce needs of multiple employers within an industry.
  • State and local boards are responsible for activities to meet the workforce needs of local and regional employers.
  • Local areas can use funds for demonstrated effective strategies that meet employers’ workforce needs, including incumbent worker training, Registered Apprenticeship, transitional jobs, on-the-job training, and customized training.
  • Employers are incentivized to meet their workforce needs and offer opportunities for workers to learn with increased reimbursement rates for on-the-job and customized training.