Staff and Telephone Numbers
- Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
- Workforce Investment Areas/Workforce Investment Boards
- Workforce Investment Act Services
- Contact/List of Workforce Investment Areas
- Maryland Dislocated Workers Benefits Guide
- Workforce Investment Field Instructions (WIFI's)
Approved Occupational Training Providers
Local Training Performance Information
- WIA Complaint Process
- More information about WIA program
WARN Federal Regulations
- Warn Log 2013
- Warn Log 2012
- Warn Log 2011
- Warn Log 2010
- Warn Log 2009
- Warn Log 2008
- Warn Log 2007
- Warn Log 2006
- Warn Log 2005
- Warn Log
Maryland Economic Stabilization Act
- Trade Adjustment Assistance
- Maryland Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) Information
The purpose of the Workforce Investment Act is to provide workforce
development services, through statewide and local workforce investment
systems, that increase the employment, retention, and earnings of
participants, and increase occupational skill attainment by
participants, and, as a result, improve the quality of the workforce,
reduce welfare dependency, and enhance the productivity and
competitiveness of the State of Maryland and the Nation.
Funds for the WIA Title I program flow from the United States Department of Labor through the
Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation/Division of Workforce
Development. The Division of Workforce Development, using a formula based on the population
mix in each locality, allocates the WIA funds to Workforce Investment Areas (WIAs) throughout the State.
Workforce Investment Areas/Local Workforce Investment Boards
A Workforce Investment Area (WIA) is a region with 200,000 or more residents and a common labor
pool. Maryland has 12 local WIAs across the State. For each WIA there is a
Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB). By law, each LWIB is chaired by a business person and comprised of
a majority of private sector representatives; business owners; chief executives; managers
and policy makers. Other LWIB members are drawn from public job service, education, social
services, rehabilitation, and economic development agencies as well as from organized
labor, and community based organizations.
The local boards in Maryland develop job training programs for
implementation in their respective WIAs, oversee the operation of those programs and
determine which companies, educational institutions, and community organizations will
receive funding for program operation. The WIA cooperates with local employers and
government to select the workforce development programs most beneficial to the region, and
to tailor programs to meet the local employment training needs.
Most core services are focused through the self-service
operation of the One-Stop.
The core service component provides tools to assist the job
seeker make an effective job search.
~ Core Services ~
Career Training Information
Job Search/Placement (Career Counseling)
Labor Market Information
Intensive services are provided through direct interaction with One-Stop staff.
The intensive services tier is geared to provide more
in-depth job search and career management assistance to eligible adults and dislocated workers.
~ Intensive Services ~
Comprehensive & Specialized Assessment
Employment Barrier Evaluation
Individual Employment Planning & Counseling
Out-of-area Job Search
Training services are provided through a cooperative
planning process between eligible customers and One-Stop
staff. Eligible adults and dislocated workers needing
training services will have access to training provider
information for making an informed training choice.
Certificate programs approved through individual training
accounts are the largest segment of training services.
~ Training Services ~
On-the-Job Training (OJT)
Cooperative programs (workplace & instruction)
Upgrade skills training
Contact/List of Workforce Investment
Areas and 12 WIA/LWIB Administrative Areas