Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC President to Speak on Workforce Investment Act

Magazine article Nation's Cities Weekly

NLC President to Speak on Workforce Investment Act

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Satellite Broadcast Set for April 29

NLC President Clarence Anthony, mayor of South Bay, Fla., will participate in a national satellite broadcast on April 29 that highlights how local officials can use the new Workforce Investment Act to help communities attract new business, gain skilled workers for existing businesses, and connect job seekers to training and employment opportunities.

The National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties (NACo) are co-sponsoring the event. The broadcast, "A Better Workforce; Brighter Economy: What Officials Need to Know About the Workforce Investment Act (WIA)" will take place April 29, from 1-3 p.m. Eastern Time (adjust for local times).

Mayor Anthony will join U.S. Senators Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) who will address the audience by videotape from Capitol Hill, and by the Honorable Peter McLaughlin, commissioner, Hennepin County, Minn. Other presenters include Deputy Secretary of Labor Ray Uhalde, who will explain the provisions of the Act, and representatives of the business community. In the second hour, directors of workforce programs in Flint/Gennessee/Shiawassee Counties, Mich.; Charleston County, S.C.; and Napa County, Calif. will explain their initiatives and take calls from downlink sites.

The broadcast will focus on the responsibilities and opportunities that WIA presents for county and city officials and their communities. The broadcast is planned to educate local elected officials, as well as business leaders, members of private industry councils (PICs), educators, and others about the new Workforce Investment Act. …

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