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LEAD PARTNERS National Association of State Workforce Agencies

June 30, 2016

Originally founded during the Great Depression, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) brings together state administrators of the publicly-funded workforce system. The workforce system includes the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), employment services, training programs, unemployment insurance, employment statistics, and labor market and workforce information.

Today, much of NAWSA’s mission remains the same from the 1930s. The organization works to enhance the state workforce agencies’ ability to accomplish their goals, statutory roles and responsibilities. NASWA also delivers policy expertise on workforce development, including unemployment insurance and other transitional support, as the voice of state workforce agencies.

There are currently eight established NASWA committees that allow members to share their knowledge on the following issues affecting state workforce agencies: Administration and Finance; Employment and Training; Equal Opportunity; Labor Market Information; Technology; Unemployment Insurance; Unemployment Insurance Interstate Benefits; and Veterans Affairs. Additionally, NASWA’s WIOA Resource Center gives state agencies and partners a place to discuss the challenges and successes of implementing the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

For more information, visit the NASWA website.