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Governor's Workforce Cabinet Announces Statewide Listening Tour

The Governor's Workforce Cabinet meeting at the Statehouse, Aug. 15, 2019.

The Governor's Workforce Cabinet meeting on Aug. 15, 2019. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is holding a series of listening sessions around Indiana over the next two months. It’s seeking citizen input on how to spend federal workforce dollars over the next four years.

The listening tour is part of a requirement for states looking to get tens of millions of federal dollars under the Workforce and Innovation Opportunity Act. The act gives states funds for youth and adult unemployment programs.

There will be listening sessions for each of the state’s 12 economic regions, with the first one to be held on Monday in New Albany.

A spokesperson for the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet wrote in an email that the state’s plan will “incorporate a broader swath of programs” than previous years in order to streamline workforce efforts.

Following the period for public comment, the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet will submit the plan to the Department of Labor. 

Contact Justin at jhicks@wvpe.org or follow him on Twitter at @Hicks_JustinM.

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