H.R.3611 - Local Job Opportunities and Business Success Act of 2011

To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to increase business engagement and improve training opportunities for occupations that are in-demand in order to get Americans back to work. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to increase business engagement and improve training opportunities for occupations that are in-demand in order to get Americans back to work. as introduced.
  • Short: Local Job Opportunities and Business Success Act of 2011 as introduced.

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Joseph Heck

R-NV

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Official Summary

Local Job Opportunities and Business Success Act of 2011 - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to limit the required composition of local workforce investment boards (local boards) to business representatives. Requires two-thirds of the members of a local board to be business owners

Official Summary

Local Job Opportunities and Business Success Act of 2011 - Amends the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 to limit the required composition of local workforce investment boards (local boards) to business representatives. Requires two-thirds of the members of a local board to be business owners or officers. Requires local boards to conduct and regularly update analyses of:
(1) local economic conditions,
(2) immediate and long-term skilled workforce needs in the area,
(3) the knowledge and skills of the local workforce, and
(4) local workforce development activities. Requires local boards to lead efforts to engage employers in the area to ensure that workforce investment activities meet their needs and support local economic growth. Includes as part of those efforts the development or implementation of industry or sector partnerships that lead to collaborative planning, resource alignment, and training efforts across multiple firms to address the immediate and long-term skilled workforce needs of the local economy. Requires local boards to develop strategies for using technological improvements to facilitate access to workforce development services. Eliminates the requirement that each local board appoint a youth council as a subgroup of the board and select providers of youth activities on the basis of its recommendations.

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