The Workforce Investment Act is a federally funded program designed to increase the employment, retention, earnings, and occupational skill attainment of the adult and dislocated worker participants who receive service.
Individuals may receive assistance through job referrals and labor market information or specialized employment services such as GED preparation or out-of-area job search assistance. Job training opportunities are also available for individuals who are in special need of such training to obtain productive, self-sustaining employment.
The program provides three levels of service. Based upon the needs of the individual to obtain or retain employment for self-sufficiency, a customer may receive all or part of the services identified below. Core Services would be followed by Intensive Services, which in turn would be followed by Training Services.
Program services include but are not limited to:
Orientation to the information and services available
Initial assessment of an individual’s needs and abilities
Job search and placement assistance
Labor market information and statistics
Assistance in establishing eligibility for other federal, state, or local programs
Follow-up services to help individuals obtain or maintain employment
Diagnostic testing and evaluation
Out of area job search assistance
Basic skills training such as GED, language, math or computer skills
Occupational skills training such as vocational training through a community college
On the job training
Skill upgrading and retraining
An individual must meet the following criteria to be eligible to receive services:
Note: Priority for adult intensive and training services will be given to applicants from low income households.
Be 18 years of age or older; and
US citizen or eligible to work in the US; and
Comply with Selective Service registration requirements when appropriate; and
Comply with local or state residency requirements when imposed.
Dislocated workers must meet the requirements cited above and one of the following:
Unemployed due to a plant closure within the last 3 years (includes pending closures) or
Unemployed due to a lay off within the past 3 years or received a notice of layoff, and is unlikely to return to his/her previous occupation, or
Self employed but business has failed, or
Note: Documents that confirm an individual’s eligibility for WIA services will be required during the application process. Examples include but are not limited to: birth certificate, social security card, layoff notice, etc.
To apply or for more information contact:
Idaho Works Service Providers Directory