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Date: Jan 28, 2019

Public comment period open until Wednesday, February 20

Baltimore County today invited public comment on the draft update to the County’s blueprint for implementing the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

The draft plan provides important updates to the current 2016-2020 Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan, which outlines the County’s efforts to achieve a job-driven workforce system that helps job seekers and workers access employment, education, and training so they can succeed in the labor market. The plan also addresses ways to match employers with the skilled workers needed to compete in the global economy.

Originally released in 2017, the local plan was developed by the Baltimore County Department of Economic and Workforce Development and the Baltimore County Workforce Development Board. The Board consists of a diverse group of local businesses, major employers, labor representatives and community partners. The plan incorporates federal and state priorities adopted in the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), signed into law July, 2014.

The draft update to the Baltimore County Local Workforce Area Plan is available to public review and comment by visiting https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/Agencies/economicdev/meet-baltimore-county/reports-and-publications/index.html

Comments on the draft updated plan will be accepted until Wednesday, February 20, 2019 and should be sent to localplancomments@baltimorecountymd.gov. Please include a page reference for each comment to facilitate review.

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Revised September 11, 2017