Building a Better Workforce

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA) supports business growth by expanding career options through a system that connects employers to job seekers. This paper presents recommendations to help state governments utilize the funding from this legislation to support citizens in finding and keeping high-quality jobs. In addition, there is advice on how to design a framework to support Pay for Performance (PfP) contracting.

“WIOA specifically authorizes the use of PfP as one of its eligible activities for the first time. In addition, increased overall funding at the state level provides governors with an opportunity to test innovative approaches and promote the growth of evidence-based services through innovative performance-based funding mechanisms.”

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