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 Pima County Arizona@Work system (formerly the One-Stop system) that connects eligible job ready Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations. The Pima County Arizona@Work Career Centers(formerly the 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), reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and provides a new structure for state and local workforce boards.
The Pima County Arizona@Work 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.