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    Workforce Investment Act

    WIA is the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and offers workforce activities and services to job seekers, laid off or incumbent workers, youth, veterans, displaced homemakers, self-employed individuals, persons with disabilities and employers.  The purpose of WIA activities are to increase job retention, earnings, occupational skills and improve the quality of the workforce and reduce welfare dependency.

    Free services offered to individuals that meet certain eligibility guidelines may included:

    • Funds for education/training (books, tuition, lab fees, small tools and equipment)
    • Individual career guidance and counseling
    • Labor market information
    • Relocation assistance
    • Skill upgrades
    Is an appointment needed?

    No. Orientation is held Monday-Thursday at 10:00 a.m., and 11:00 a.m.

    What are the hours of operation?

    Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m.  5:00 p.m.    

    Is a face to face interview required?

    Yes, after orientation.

    What do I need to bring to my appointment?

    Proof of identification.

    How long does it take for an application to be processed?

    Two to three weeks.

    Is there a time limit on how long I can receive services?

    Up to two years.

    Who do I contact if I have a question or concern?

    Unit Aide at 225-5531 or Erthale Barnes (Supervisor) at 496-7894

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