Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system, took effect on July 1, 2015. However, the U.S. Department of Labor will not publish final rules for WIOA implementation by states until early 2016.

The Idaho Department of Labor will continue to update the information on this page as these rules and regulations unfold over this transition year into WIOA.

Adults & Dislocated Workers


The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is a federally funded program that establishes the Workforce Development System and provides funding to support training and employment services for adults, dislocated workers and low-income, out-of-school youth.

The Workforce Development System is comprised of a statewide Governor's Workforce Development Council, a single state planning region, and numerous state and local employment and training organizations that work in partnership to bring services to Idaho students, job seekers and business customers.

Customers can access the full range of WIOA services through the American Job Centers located in each of the six geographic regions of the state.


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