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  • Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Information

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is authorized by the U.S Department of Labor (DOL) and the 45 WIB members are appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors (BOS).
     
    The WIB provides recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Local Workforce Development System (LWDS) referred to as ARIZONA@WORK Job Centers or the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop System, a proud partner of the American Job Center network.

    This System connects eligible job ready Youth, Adults, and Dislocated Workers in local growth, high-demand industry occupations.
     
    The Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department
    (CSET) administers the 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 new board composition requirements for the State and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB).
     
    WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.
     
    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 Innovation and Opportunity Act Four Year Plan


    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.”

    During 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 draft Pima County Local Workforce Development Plan for 2016-2020, as required by WIOA Section 102 (29 U.S.C. 3112), was available for Public Comment from 10/14/16 to 11/12/16. An email notification was sent to key stakeholders and the Public Notice was published in the October 14, 2016 issue of the Daily Territorial to announce the Public Comment period for the Pima County Local Workforce Development Plan 2016-2020 (Plan).

    The Plan 2016-2020 was developed with involvement from the Local Chief Elected Official (LCEO) who is the Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors along with the WIB, and key stakeholders.

    The Plan was approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors during their 11/22/16 Regular Meeting and was reviewed and approved by the Arizona Governor's State Workforce Development Board referred to as the Workforce Arizona Council (WAC) in April 2017.

    The WIOA requires that the WIB, in partnership with the LCEO, must review, prepare, and submit "Plan Modifications" at the end of the first 2-year period of the 4-year local Plan. As a component of Pima County’s ongoing efforts to promote economic development, job growth, higher wages, and increased wealth within our region, the Pima County WIB has modified the Pima County Workforce Development Plan 2016-2020 through 2020. This Plan is a midterm update of the previous Plan approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on 11/22/16 and the WAC in April 2017.

    The public comment period for the Pima County “Plan Modifications” 2016-2020 was from Monday, 10/01/18 to Wednesday, 10/31/18. The Plan is available at https://webcms.pima.gov/cms/one.aspx?portalId=169&pageId=22593
    for public comment including comment from key stakeholders such as the WIB; public and private businesses; the public; labor organizations; educational institutions; and government, economic and community organizations. The outcome resulting from review of public comments will be posted online after the comment period.
    PUBLISHED: The Daily Territorial: 10/01/18

    ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Plan Modifications 03.11.19

    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).

    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 and Defense-Manufacturing
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Natural and Renewable Resources
    • Logistics
    • Health and Bioscience
    • Infrastructure

    Board Information:

    Pima County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request
    for individuals with disabilities by contacting 520-724-7700.

    Board Coordinator

    Arnold Palacios
    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