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Obtain information regarding the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) signed by President Barack Obama into law on July 22, 2014. This law 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.
Detailed information to specific meetings in regards to duties, dates and times; new guidelines for reporting requirements and information pertaining to Marcellus Shale in West Virginia may also be located in this section.
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act
Public Law 100-379 (29 U.S.C. §2101 et. seq.)
Who is affected by the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act?
Employers with 100 or more full-time workers and the employer deems it necessary to do any of the following: Close a facility or discontinue an operating unit with 50 or more full-time workers; Lay off 50-499 full-time workers (and these workers comprise at least 33% of the total work force at a single site of employment) or, layoff 500 or more full-time workers at a single site of employment.
In accordance with HB4083, legislature requires an annual report regarding the source, use and outcomes of all funds received for workforce investment activities in the state. The summary reports provide the specific funding amounts and highlights of funding use across agencies and programs who reported. The information provided is available in a database maintained by WorkForce West Virginia.