The Los Angeles Basin Regional Planning Unit (RPU) and each of the seven local Workforce Development Boards that make up the RPU have been charged with constructing a Regional Plan and Local Plan(s), respectively, that provides our overarching and comprehensive vision, goals and strategies under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) for 2017 through 2020. The Regional and Local Plans are designed in response to distinct policy and instructions as set forth in State of California’s Employment Development Department (EDD) Regional and Local Planning Guidance for PY 2017-2020 Directive (http://www.edd.ca.gov/Jobs_and_Training/pubs/wsd16-07.pdf).
Local Boards representing each Local Area in the planning region must provide an opportunity for public comment on the RPU’s Regional Plan and its Local Plan. Therefore, WDACS has sent public notice by providing media announcements through a County press release; by announcing on WDACS’ social media accounts (Twitter and Facebook); by posting on WDACS’ websites; by emailing our partners and stakeholders; and by holding three (3) public meetings on February 8, 2017, February 14, 2017 and February 28, 2017, with an additional opportunity for comment that was provided at the February 28, 2017 Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Meeting.
All public comments received have been incorporated within the Regional and Local Plans. The latest plans can be found here:
On July 1, 2015, a new law, Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) was implemented to replace the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). WIOA created a unique national workforce preparation and employment system designed to meet the needs of both career seekers and businesses. Because LA County America’s Job Center of California is funded through WIOA dollars, most services are available at no cost. These services are provided through America’s Job Centers of California (AJCCs) located throughout the state.
The WorkSource Centers throughout Los Angeles County have been rebranded to America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC). As AJCCs, they follow a business services model that provides a fundamentally different approach to serving customers. The model ensures the reliable delivery of services to businesses as well as the sharing of job listings and potential candidates throughout an entire countywide network.
Los Angeles County America’s Job Center is a collaborative effort between multiple local Workforce Development Areas within the County of Los Angeles, as well as Los Angeles County Department of Public Social Services/GAIN, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation, and the California Employment Development Department, who came together to better serve the employment and training needs of the Los Angeles region.
The organizations that make up LA County America’s Job Center of California saw the need for delivering consistent and quality workforce development services throughout the region. These services strengthen the local economy by creating a skilled workforce to help local businesses prosper.