Employer feedback needed on re-designation of local workforce areas

iStock_000023273590MediumThe Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) is in the process of developing a recommendation for Gov. Steve Beshear regarding the designation and/or re-designation of regions and local workforce areas as required in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

The KWIB will host three stakeholder sessions designed to publically review the initial options and gather feedback from key partners and customers of the public workforce system. The options can be reviewed at http://kwib.ky.gov/wioa_planning.htm via the Community Stakeholders Open Session (Meeting Materials) link.

The Kentucky Chamber is a member of the Workforce Development Cabinet’s Regional and Local Designation Steering Committee, which will include feedback gathered when making recommendations to the Governor.  All meetings listed below are scheduled on local time.

Feb. 3, 2015:  Hopkinsville

Location:    James E. Bruce Convention Center

303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville

3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

Feb. 4, 2015:  Frankfort

 Location:   Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

200 Mero St., Frankfort

3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

Feb. 6, 2015:  Hazard

 Location:  Hazard Community and Technical College

1 Community College Drive, Hazard

3 – 5 p.m., Community Stakeholders Open Session

Anyone unable to attend one of the listening sessions may send comments through Feb. 6, 2015 by writing to the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board, 500 Mero Street, 3rd floor Capital Plaza Tower, Frankfort, KY 40601 or via e-mail to wioadesingationcomments@ky.gov.

The Governor is expected to act by March 30 to finalize these area and regional designations. They will be in place for two years under the federal law.

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