Who does WIA help?
1. WIA helps people access free information and orientation to the local labor market.
2. WIA helps dislocated workers return to productivity, often at wages similar to what the workers earned prior to their layoffs.
3. WIA helps young people get ready for work and careers by providing the basic education, work readiness, work experience and job skills they need.
4. WIA helps unemployed or untrained workers receive skills through job training that will help those individuals succeed in the job market.
How does WIA help?
Core Services (with no eligibility requirements)
1. Job search and placement assistance
2. Employment statistics information
3. Training provider performance and training cost information
4. Initial assessment
5. Eligibility determination
6. Unemployment Insurance claims filing information
7. Information about support services
Intensive services are available for unemployed individuals who have been unable to obtain jobs through core services and/or those who are employed but need additional services to reach self-sufficiency.
Intensive Services includes a comprehensive assessment, developing an individual employment plan, relocation assistance and job search assistance.
Training Services are available for those who meet intensive services eligibility, have used those services and need additional help to find employment that leads to self-sufficiency. Those services include occupational classroom training, vocational retraining, remedial training and on-the-job training.