Contact the state workforce center to find out more about WIA programs. Each state designs its own workforce investment system, so contact information varies. The state website usually lists contact information for WIA programs.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 mandates that states develop a one-stop location for employment-related services, including job search resources and training. These services help adults and youths with career counseling and job retention.
The goal of all WIA programs is to improve workforce quality, decrease the dependence on welfare services and strengthen the economy through work-related education and training. Specific programs are occasionally tailored to low-income residents, veterans or families of veterans.