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A suite of new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) resources called "The Playlists: Disability Resources for WIOA Practitioners" has been posted on the Disability and Employment Community of Practice on the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce GPS technical assistance site. Each playlist is a set of links to resources such as toolkits, reports, online courses, and videos on a specific topic related to improving service to individuals with disabilities. The resources are intended for use by workforce development professionals, employers, rehabilitation services providers, adult educators, and other practitioners.

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The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education have announced the availability of the approved Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified or Combined State Plans. The public and workforce system stakeholders may view, download, or search the State Plans for information on how states are undertaking the implementation of WIOA. Under WIOA, the Governor of each State and outlying area must submit a Unified or Combined State Plan to the U.S. Department of Labor that outlines a four-year strategy for the State’s workforce development system. States submitted their four-year WIOA State Plans for Federal review and approval in 2016. The U.S. Departments of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Agriculture, whose programs are addressed, provided review and approval for each State Plan for the period July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2018. The WIOA State Plans provide valuable information about the various investment, programs, and initiatives underway to serve our jobseekers, students, and businesses across the country.

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