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Adult and Dislocated Worker Job Training Provisions of Title I of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998

Part 1—Federal, State, and Local Work-Force Investment System

By Greg Bass

The Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which established a federally funded "work-force investment system" mandating a "one-stop" delivery of a range of employment services, promises employment opportunities for welfare recipients and other low-income persons. By influencing the creation of the local and state boards and by participating in the development of state and local five-year work-force investment plans, advocates can help shape the work-force investment systems.

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