We Emphasize a Demand-Centered Model
The Local Area I workforce system emphasizes a demand-centered model for service delivery, based on the skill demands of employers.
An employer-driven system places employers in the preferred customer group – meeting employer needs first is essential to meeting the needs of job seekers. Services that address the ever-changing needs of business and industry, such as directing funds toward retraining current workers, help increase company productivity and profitability. This promotes increased stability and sustainability within the local economy.
Local Area I Workforce Centers provide a variety of Workforce related services for Business and Industry. These services can be customized and tailored to meet Employer needs. A ‘One Stop’ system exists providing a ‘Gateway’ for Employers to acquire answers to their questions and solutions for their Workforce issues in a timely and comprehensive manner.
Interested in Serving on the Board?
The demand-centered approach encourages employers to engage with the workforce system in leadership roles by serving on Boards. It also emphasizes the fact that regardless of where or how preparation takes place, all job seekers compete within a local labor market unless they move or commute.
Board Member Job Description
The purpose of the Workforce Investment Board is to be the region’s expert and leader in workforce development, by identifying workforce issues and concerns and by bringing together the necessary assets to facilitate solutions that foster prosperity.
Lay-off Facilitation / Rapid Response
Rapid Response services provide support for workers and employers facing layoffs to make the transition smoother for both. Once employees are notified of the layoff date, LWDB Staff or Contractors will make arrangements for the Rapid Response team to visit the job site.