Workforce Investment Works: Campaign Support
President Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act on July 22, 2014. The new bicameral, bipartisan law represents the long-overdue reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. The National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) expressed its strong support of the bill to Congressional staff and leaders. NAWB also urged its members to support the passage of WIOA by reaching out to their elected officials and provided resources and tools to assist in these communications. In addition, NAWB engaged workforce system stakeholders to show their support of the critical work being done by workforce organizations and the need for a reauthorized Act. Economic development partners, Chambers of Commerce, and private sector businesses from across the U.S. responded by adding their signatures of support to a number of communications that were sent to the Hill. NAWB is grateful to these organizations for their strong and continued support.