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The Workforce Investment Board Needs YOUR Support to save funding for the Workforce Development Centers

Appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside County Workforce Investment Board oversees workforce development services to more 30,000 private sector businesses and 2.1 million residents.  The WIB has established comprehensive workforce development services accessible to job seekers, laid-off workers, incumbent workers, veterans, youth, new entrants into the workforce, persons with disabilities and businesses. On behalf of the Board of Supervisors and the Workforce Investment Board, the EDA Workforce Division operates four Workforce Development Centers located in Riverside, Hemet, Murrieta and Indio; and a Mobile One-Stop, also known as the M1. In addition, there are six Youth Opportunity Centers offering comprehensive services for youth, ages 16 through 21. 

With an unemployment rate hovering at 15% for the past year and more than 130,000 Riverside County residents unemployed, EDA Workforce Division is at the forefront of assisting those impacted by the current economic slowdown, helping workers get the assistance and training they need to return to the workforce and helping businesses stabilize for future growth. Through our Workforce Development Centers and our strong strategic partnerships, EDA Workforce Division served over 20,900 youth and adults and 1,173 businesses in 2009/2010.

Currently, the workforce system is under attack from members of Congress who have proposed eliminating all federal funding for these vital services.  We simply cannot let this happen.  Our local, state and national economies are still reeling from the effects of the Great Recession of 2008 and any action to derail the positive momentum we have started to build would be devastating.

The Workforce Investment Board Needs YOUR Support to save funding for the Workforce Development Centers

Appointed by the County Board of Supervisors, the Riverside County Workforce Investment Board oversees workforce development services to more 30,000 private sector businesses and 2.1 million residents.  The WIB has established comprehensive workforce development services accessible to job seekers, laid-off workers, incumbent workers, veterans, youth, new entrants into the workforce, persons with disabilities and businesses. On behalf of the Board of Supervisors and the Workforce Investment Board, the EDA Workforce Division operates four Workforce Development Centers located in Riverside, Hemet, Murrieta and Indio; and a Mobile One-Stop, also known as the M1. In addition, there are six Youth Opportunity Centers offering comprehensive services for youth, ages 16 through 21. 

With an unemployment rate hovering at 15% for the past year and more than 130,000 Riverside County residents unemployed, EDA Workforce Division is at the forefront of assisting those impacted by the current economic slowdown, helping workers get the assistance and training they need to return to the workforce and helping businesses stabilize for future growth. Through our Workforce Development Centers and our strong strategic partnerships, EDA Workforce Division served over 20,900 youth and adults and 1,173 businesses in 2009/2010.

Currently, the workforce system is under attack from members of Congress who have proposed eliminating all federal funding for these vital services.  We simply cannot let this happen.  Our local, state and national economies are still reeling from the effects of the Great Recession of 2008 and any action to derail the positive momentum we have started to build would be devastating.

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