Workforce Investment Works
Voters have a long-standing history of voicing their concerns around jobs and the economy. Workforce Investment Boards have come a long way in building their strategic connections and leveraging funding to support businesses in creating and retaining jobs. What citizens want to see from their elected officials is action and support for those looking for work. Now is the time to engage with local Workforce Investment Boards to showcase what is being done in the community with Workforce Investment Act and ARRA funding, and educate citizens about the available resources through this system. If you’ve not been involved with your local Workforce Investment Board, now is the time.
Collaborations and Successes
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-District 12) Job Hunters Bootcamp — The San Mateo County Workforce Investment Board (SMCWIB) and their One-Stop Career Centers, PeninsulaWorks, partnered with Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-District 12) to host a series of resource events highly valued by regional job seekers, locally elected officials, and business and industry. View more information and a video.
Los Angeles Workforce Investment Board — engages elected officials through a series of open houses that resulted in substantial media coverage. View the press release.
Riverside County Economic Development Agency — engaged local elected official to lead discussion panel on the “Green Economy” during Indio Workforce Center’s Job & Career Fair. Read the story.