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Workforce Professionals

Resources, tools, updates, and links on this page assist workforce professionals in serving the needs of individuals and businesses.

new2  WIOA, Workforce Innovations and Opportunity Act, supersedes the Workforce Investiment Act of 1998. Amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act, and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Innovative Practices offers ideas and suggestions to improve the efficiency and quality of service. Resources include best practices, models, implementation plans, research documents, and data reports.

ETP, Eligible Training Providers, can register their programs online. There is also a searchable database of institutions which are eligible to receive Individual Training Account (ITA) funds.

Grants and Funding Opportunities page offers suggestions for finding grant opportunities and resources for writing grant proposals.

Rapid Response and layoff aversion services help businesses avert or manage layoffs, and help workers obtain new employment. Businesses laying off 50 or more workers are subject to WARN rules. 


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Ohio's Local Workforce System provides more links about required partners, workforce services, Memorandum of Understandings, and also links to the list of OhioMeansJobs Centers and statewide workforce contacts. 

Ohio Workforce Systems links to requirements to access the Ohio Workforce Case Management System (OWCMS), a data-gathering system used by approved workforce professionals, MOUs and training for Workforce Professionals.

Workforce Investment Act of 1998 was passed to create a comprehensive workforce investment system to meet the needs of employers; and of adults, dislocated workers and youth who want to advance their careers. 


National Resources

USDOL-ETA, the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment & Training Agency, offers tools, updates and links to assist the nation's workforce professionals in serving the needs of workers and businesses from their Workforce Professionals tab including information and links to WIOA, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

NAWB, the National Association of Workforce Boards, represents the nation's business-led Workforce Investment Boards and serves other associated organizations in the workforce industry with one common goal: Helping America Work.

NACo, the National Association of Counties, represents county governments before the Administration and Congress, and provides services to the nation's counties.

U.S. Conference of Mayors Workforce Development Council provides a forum for mayors and city administrators to
examine workforce development issues and strengthen cities' ability to meet the needs of their citizens. 
                                                                                                                              Last Update: 07/21/2015