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Hello Region III Let’s Move Cities, Towns and Counties Partners,
Please Join U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez for a Special Conference Call with DOL Stakeholders
Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Overview and Implementation
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM EDT
Toll Free: 877-917-8928 Passcode: WIOA
Please join U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training Portia Wu, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Education for a conference call on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).
Congress just passed the bipartisan WIOA bill by a vote of 95-3 in the Senate and 415-6 in the House. President Obama will soon sign the bill into law, and the Departments of Labor and Education will commence implementation.
The purpose of this call is to provide a broad overview of the legislation, key dates for implementation, and useful information on resources and materials for partners and stakeholders.
PLEASE REGISTER BY Monday, July 21 to allow for enough phone lines
Register at: http://webapps.dol.gov/DOLEvents/Event/View/326/
The dial-in number is: 877-917-8928
The current national rate of unemployment is 6.3%, but the rate is much higher for black and Hispanic Americans. Stephanie Mash of the African American Mayors Association discusses an initiative aimed at putting young men of color on the path to success.