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  • Workforce Investment Board (WIB)

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is authorized by the Department of Labor and appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to provide recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the local  ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop system that connects eligible job ready Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations.
     
    The ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Career Centers administer funding and programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, which passed Congress by a large bipartisan majority (Senate 95-3; House 415-6).

    WIOA reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and provides a new structure for state and local workforce boards.

    The ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop system is a partner of the Arizona Workforce Connection, a statewide network of career centers, and the American Job Center network.
     
    The Pima County WIB pursues its vision of "Quality Jobs • Qualified Workers" through the following goals:
     
        1.  Assisting people to obtain jobs in strategic industry sectors. 
        2.  Supporting employers in finding and hiring qualified employees. 
        3.  Engaging underrepresented labor pools by removing barriers to
             employment.

    Pima County Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Five Year Plan

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has prepared its WIA plan for the Pima County One-Stop system.  The Pima County WIA Plan (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017) was approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on January 21, 2014.  A News Release regarding the Pima County Supervisors adopting the WIA Plan was issued Janauary 22, 2014.

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Provision of Services under the Workforce Investment Act for the Pima County Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) in the State of Arizona.  This MOU, made on the 1st day of July 2014, is an operational agreement entered into by the Pima County WIB and the Workforce Partner Organizations (Partners).

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Public Law (Pub. L. 113–128), reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. WIOA provides the opportunity to align “workforce investment, education and economic development systems in support of a comprehensive, accessible, high–quality workforce development system in the United States.” Over the past several years the Pima County One-Stop has worked to create an innovative and comprehensive workforce development system to meet the needs of its growing population. With the implementation of WIOA, Arizona and Pima County now have the perfect opportunity to create positive change that will improve the workforce development system as a whole.
     
    The new Pima County Local Workforce Development Plan for 2016-2020, , as required by WIOA sec. 102 (29 U.S.C. 3112), will be available soon!
     
    The Local Plan 2016-2020 is currently being developed with involvement from the Chief Local Elected Officials (Pima County Board of Supervisors), the WIB, and key stakeholders.

    Be sure to visit this site in the near future!
     
    You may also receive an email notification and there will be a public notice in The Daily Territorial to announce a public comment period for the Pima County Local Workforce Development Plan 2016-2020. Tentative comment period dates are 09/13 to 09/27/16.

    The Plan will be available on this website for public comment, including comment from representatives from:
        Businesses;
        The public;
        Labor organizations; and
        Community organizations.

    The outcome resulting from review of public comments will also be posted after the comment period. Tentative date is after 09/27/16.

    Pima County WIB Sectors

    Pima County has a Sector Strategy targeting workforce investment in industries of critical importance for the region's economy. Activities include grant-seeking, marketing, incentives and development of curriculum to align with industry needs.
    • Aerospace/Defense/Manufacturing
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Natural and Renewable Resources
    • Logistics
    • Health Science
    • Infrastructure

    Board Information:


    Board Coordinator

    Charles Casey
    Community Services,
    Employment and Training
    (520) 724-6742

    Anna M. Cunes
    Community Services,
    Employment and Training
    (520) 724-6766

    Location of Meetings

    Confirm meeting location on the corresponding agenda