Universal Access Services at the
Los Angeles Country WorkSource/One-Stop Centers

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 replaced the Job Training Partnership Act, a training oriented program targeting low-income and dislocated workers administered by Workforce Investment Board (WIB) formerly known as the Private Industry Council. By combining funds and services of many programs, WIA establishes a new model for workforce and economic development with emphasis on universal access to services, lifelong learning, customer choice and flexibility. The goal is to improve the quality of the workforce, encourage career mobility, and improve business competitiveness through increased workforce productivity.

The Workforce Investment Act provides employment, literacy, education and self-sufficiency services to approximately 40,000 individuals annually. This legislation will help businesses save time and money through a variety of employment, training and information services, including training and placement, tax credit certification and information services. WIA brings together many separate federal and state employment, education and training programs under a single umbrella.

Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Vision

The Workforce Development System will connect businesses and job seekers and enhance the overall wealth of the community.

The WIB's vision of the local workforce investment system is to integrate services in the WorkSource/One-Stop Centers, providing universal access to career and labor market information and services to our customers to make better informed choices.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Workforce Goals

  • High Performance Workplace
  • Knowledge and Skill Attainment
  • Link Between Labor Market Supply and Demand
  • Employment
  • Career Mobility
  • Self-Sufficiency
  • Cost Effectiveness
  • Customer Satisfaction
Resources and Support Services Offered Through the WorkSource California System

WorkSource/One-Stop Centers have state-of-the-art self-directed job search services including resource centers with phones, faxes and computers, job search workshops and information referral including:

Services Overview
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Direct Placement
  • Education
  • Job Boards
  • Job Club
  • Resource Centers with Computers, Fax Machines and Publications
  • Counseling (Employment, Financial, other)
  • Workshops
  • Referral to Other Types of Assistance
  • Transportation
  • Advocacy
  • Labor Market Information
  • Assistive technology for persons with disabilities

You may qualify for expanded services including counseling, educational and occupational skills services. There are many different types of training from which to choose. You may qualify for special services if you are long-term unemployed, low-income, have collected unemployment or have been laid off from an industry that you are not likely to return to. Special services are also available for Mature Workers, Dislocated Workers and Workers with Disabilities.

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