WIA Reauthorization Passes the House

In a rare sign of bipartisanship support for human services and human development, a reauthorized Workforce Investment Act passed by an incredible majority of 415-6 in the House of Representatives, and by an overwhelming margin last month in the Senate, 95-3. The job training bill, renamed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, includes provisions focused on supporting disconnected and opportunity youth, and it also continues support for programs including YouthBuild.

Employment is just one piece of the puzzle for ensuring that families are financially secure, and the National Human Services Assembly and many of its members have focused on ensuring all families have the opportunities for education, job readiness, work supports, and asset building. Learn more about the work being done by NHSA and some of its members.

For more perspectives on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, see: