Feds Approve MD’s 4-Year Workforce Plan, Hogan Opts to Include Additional Partner Programs

Maryland Department of Labor Secretary Tiffany Robinson announced that Maryland’s 2020 – 2024 State Workforce Plan has been approved by the United States Departments of Labor, Education, and Health and Human Services.

Under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), passed in 2014, all states are required to develop and submit a 4-year State Workforce Plan. Collaboratively developed, Maryland’s plan “maps out the state’s strategic and operational blueprint for connecting Maryland employers with the talent their businesses need to thrive and reach jobseekers most in need with high quality career services.” The 2020 – 2024 State Workforce Plan is the second plan Maryland has produced. Governor Larry Hogan is among a small group of governors across the country who chose to include both mandated partner programs as well as additional partner programs deemed optional under the law.

From the press release:

“Through shared goals and a strong collaboration with our government, business, economic development, education, and community partners, Maryland has crafted a plan that ensures our state’s jobseekers and businesses are at the center of our workforce system,” said Labor Secretary Robinson. “By integrating and aligning the resources of multiple state programs, the job seekers and businesses that are so vital to Maryland’s economic growth and prosperity can easily access the services they need to reach their goals.”

Read the full press release.

See full Maryland State Workforce Plan.

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