On July 22, 2014, President Obama signed into law the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). WIOA modernizes and improves existing federal workforce development programs, helps workers attain skills for 21st century jobs, provides supports to people with disabilities to enter and remain in competitive, integrated job settings, and fosters the modern workforce that evolving American businesses rely on to compete. WIOA repeals and supersedes the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amends the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, the Wagner-Peyser Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The new Act will not take effect until July 1, 2015, except the amendments to the Rehabilitation Act, which took effect on the date of enactment (July 22).


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