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Baltimore County seeks open comment for Workforce Innovation And Opportunity Act Local Area Plan 2020-2024

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County is inviting public comment on the draft update to the County’s plan for delivering services under the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The draft Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan 2020-2024 provides  updates to the previous 2016-2020 Baltimore County Local Area Workforce Plan, and identifies a 5-year strategic vision which outlines the County’s efforts to achieve a data-driven workforce system that effectively connects job seekers and workers with employment, education, and training opportunities to help them succeed in the labor market. The plan details strategies to meet employers’ current and projected demand for skilled workers from diverse talent pools.

This plan was developed under the guidance of the Workforce Development Board and Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development. The plan incorporates Maryland’s Benchmarks for Success, federal and state priorities adopted in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law July, 2014.

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The draft update to the Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan 2020-2024 is available for public review and comment by visiting this website.

Comments on the draft Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan 2020-2024 will be accepted until Wednesday, March 3, 2021 and should be sent to localplancomments@baltimorecountymd.gov. Citizens are asked to identify the section and page reference for each comment to facilitate review.

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