WIOA (Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act)

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)​

  • The WIOA program is design to help all job seekers including youth/students, veterans, people with disabilities, migrant, and seasonal farmers, Justice-Involved individuals, underemployed or unemployed, hard to place individuals, and even those with barriers getting back into the Workforce. 
  • This program provides range of no-cost employment and training services offered in partnership with State and local agencies and organizations through the America’s Job Center of CA (AJCC).

What does WIOA Provide?

  • Services for Job Seekers
    • Designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and supportive services to succeed in the labor market. 
  • Benefits for Businesses
    • Job search, placement assistance, and success to labor market employment trends and statistics. 
    • It matches employers with skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. 
    • Provides opportunity to upgrade specific skills through education and training. 

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Under this program, an employer can receive a tax credit of up to $9,000 ($1,500 for summer youth) for each employee permanently hired for 6 months or more from an identified targeted group.