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SECTION 850
Legislative findings and objectives
Labor (LAB) CHAPTER 31, ARTICLE 24-A
§ 850. Legislative findings and objectives. The federal Workforce
Investment Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-220), establishes a flexible state
framework for a national workforce preparation and employment system
designed to meet the needs of the state's businesses, job seekers,
incumbent workers and economic development priorities. The department
shall be the state's lead workforce investment and development agency.
The state strategic training alliance program has been established
jointly within the department and the urban development corporation to
leverage maximum federal workforce investment act resources to address
businesses' demand for a skilled workforce to ensure the continued
economic growth of the state and minimize duplication of services among
partner agencies.