Workforce Investment Act
The federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
is the nation’s principal workforce development legislation, providing funds to address the employment and training needs of adults, dislocated workers and youth.
WIA creates a comprehensive workforce investment system. In North Carolina, the user-friendly JobLink Career Center
system provides job seekers access to tools they need to help manage their careers. JobLink Centers also help businesses
connect with skilled workers.
23 local Workforce Development Boards
are responsible for program policy and oversight of the JobLink Career Centers in their respective areas. Representatives from the business community comprise the majority of each Board’s membership.