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House Passes Workforce Bill

May 23, 2022

Legislation meant to facilitate access to employment opportunities and training for individuals in the marketplace was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives this month.

Lawmakers voted 220-196 on the bill that would update the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

“The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2022 addresses this chronic underinvestment so that we can finally meet the needs of workers and businesses, fill job openings with qualified workers, reduce supply chain shortage and lower costs for families,” Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, said May 17.

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