Blumenthal Statement On Senate Passage Of Workplace Investment Opportunity Act

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal today released the following statement after the Senate passed the bipartisan Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA), which will give workers skills they need for 21st-century jobs and employers the resources they need to find skilled employees.

“This bipartisan legislation is key to plugging a projected shortfall in skilled workers. The Workforce Investment Opportunity Act will improve Connecticut's Job Corps Centers by giving new resources and renewed focus to the skills needed by the long-term unemployed and young people who failed to attain the postsecondary credentials necessary to fuel our continued economic growth.”