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The Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 established a nationwide system of public employment offices to facilitate the functioning of the nation’s labor markets. Each state administers a public labor exchange system that provides services to all employers and job seekers, broadly referred to as Employment Services. It includes an array of programs, such as those offering information and services to unemployment insurance claimants, veterans, and migrant and seasonal farmworkers.
Congress most recently amended the Wagner-Peyser Act as part of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. WIOA establishes Employment Services as a core partner of the public workforce development system and requires states to provide these services in combination with other publically funded workforce development and training programs.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA)
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