August 10, 2015
The Department of Labor announces the establishment of the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC), invited parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the WIAC, and announced the procedures for those nominations.
The WIAC is comprised of representatives from state workforce and labor market information agencies, organized labor, economic development entities, and the research community, purposed with evaluating and improving the nationwide workforce and labor market information system. WIAC will present a 2-year plan outlining recommendations for the management of that system to the U.S. Secretary of Labor, and subsequent updates every two years thereafter.
To view the Federal Register Notice, click here.
Only July 22nd, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Opportunity Act of 2014 into law. One key provision of WIOA 2014, restructures the Workforce Information Council (WIC) and renames the organization to become the Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC).