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Demystifying the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for Community and Economic Developers: A Primer

Effective July 1, 2015, provisions of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, or WIOA, went into effect. What changes has this legislation prompted, and how might they help improve outcomes for workers, employers, and communities alike? In this primer, Senior Policy Analyst Joseph Ott highlights key reforms of the WIOA along with implications for policy makers and practitioners.

The views expressed in this report are those of the author(s) and are not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland or the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.