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Ohio's Strategic Plan for WIA and Wagner-Peyser
The Governor is required to submit a state plan to the U.S. Secretary of Labor in order for the state to qualify for funds under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) or the Wagner-Peyser Act.
 
This plan is important to businesses and job seekers because it details how the state will prepare and deliver skilled workers that meet the needs of Ohio businesses.
 
The plan also provides an analysis of the economy and labor market so adults, dislocated workers, and youth get training in jobs that exist now and in the near future.
 
Strategies for preventing layoffs are also identified. Additionally, the plan discusses how many different programs and agencies will work together in One-Stop Centers all across Ohio.
It's Working!
 
Because of the WIA funds received in Ohio during the last program year, almost 19,000 adults, almost 15,000 dislocated workers and over 12,000 youth received assistance with their education, training, or job search.
 
Ohio met or exceeded all performance goals to place and retain people in jobs and retain and upgrade the skills of students in school. 

The requirements for each state's plan and later modifications are detailed in guidance letters from the U.S. Department of Labor.
 
Ohio's Strategic State Plan for WIA and Wagner-Peyser - This link leads to Ohio's strategic five-year plan, including recent modifications.

Governor's Executive Workforce Board - This business-led board assists the governor with setting priorities for training workers and helping businesses remain competitive with skilled workers.

 

OhioMeansJobs Centers - Find out about services for youth, adults, job seekers, and businesses.

 

 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) - Find out about ARRA, also known as the Stimulus Bill (external link).

 

Recovery Act in Ohio - Find out about funds coming into Ohio for projects that put Ohioans back to work (external link).

 

For More Information:
Office of Workforce Development
P.O. Box 1618
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1618
Fax: 614-728-5938 
Phone: 1-888 296-7541, Option # 3
Email: WIAQNA@jfs.ohio.gov 
                                                                                                                                     Last Update 03/18/2014