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They can now gather and test hiring data from states and localities.
 
Original Article Posted on Route Fifty 
 
BY BRUCE STEPHEN, CONTRIBUTOR JULY 15, 2015
 
Taking effect this month, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) represents the first major legislative reform to the public workforce system in more than 15 years.
 
It replaces the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998, which provided the foundation for an unprecedented workforce training and employment system that contributed to many success stories. However, in recent years it has failed to keep pace with changes in a dynamic labor market. WIA’s focus on short-term training and rapid reemployment no longer aligned with current economic conditions, which required longer term education initiatives and an emphasis on high-growth industries and occupations.
 
Enter WIOA, which has a number of key changes in the way workforce development boards (WDBs) provide services.
 
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