Employers FAQs - Education and Training

  • What is the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)?

    WIA stands for the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, implemented in Georgia in July 2000. This federal legislation has helped Georgia move toward a comprehensive, customer-focused workforce investment system where job seeker and employer customers alike can access a wide range of workforce-related tools and information they need to manage their work lives. Services are provided through a network of local One-Stop Centers statewide. Enacted on July 22, 2014, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) supersedes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) and is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match Employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

    Georgia Department of Economic Development-Workforce Division