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The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act

President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA 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. Congress passed the Act by a wide bipartisan majority; it is the first legislative reform in 15 years of the public workforce system.

Are you an Oakland resident? Have you been laid off by an Oakland-based business? Visit one of the Oakland Career Centers or call one of our WIOA specialists to see if you qualify for these FREE services. 

How does WIOA
help me?

Personalized Support designed to fit the needs of each Client

  • Career counseling 

  • Pre-employment training

  • Life skills coaching

Job Search Assistance focusing on the Client's areas of interest

  • Well-researched labor market information

  • Invitations to hiring events

  • Access to job postings

Skills and Abilities Assessments oriented to the Client's unique career path

  • Evaluations that assess alignment and preparedness the job market

  • Coaching and support to develop necessary skillsets

Do I qualify?

FREE Job Training may be available to you and would provide career counseling, job search assistance, and pre-employment and life skills training tailored to each participant’s needs.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

  • You must be either recently laid-off as a result of a business closure from an Oakland-based business or be an Oakland resident.

  • You must be willing to be evaluated prior to consideration for training in the particular career path or area of interest. 

What do I do next?

To learn more, attend one of our Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (W.I.O.A.) Orientation/Enrollment sessions!

Oakland PIC uses the State of California’s approved Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL) for training referrals. 

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