Monroe County Workforce Development
100 South Main Street, Room #19
Waterloo, IL 62298
Hours: 8:00-4:30 M,T,Th,F
East St. Louis Office on Wednesdays
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 provides the framework for a unique
designed to meet the needs of job seekers and those who want to further their careers. The most important aspect of the ACT is its focus on
meeting the needs of local businesses for skilled workers
and the training, education and employment needs of the individual.
Who does WIA help?
WIA helps all persons access free information and orientation to the local labor market.
WIA hleps dislocated workers return to productivity, often at wages similar to what they earned prior to layoffs.
WIA helps unemployed, underemployed or untrained workers receive skills through job training that will help those individuals to succeed in the job market.
young people get ready for work and careers by providing the basic education, work readiness, work experience, and job skills they need.
(No Eligibility Requirements)
Job search and placement assistance
Employment statistics information
Training provider performance
Training cost information
Unemployment insurance claims-filing info
Information about support services
WIA Intensive Services Funding:
18 or older
Authorized to work in the United States
If male and born after 12/31/59, compliant with military selective service requirements
Unemployed and unable to find unsubsidized employment that leads to self-sufficiency
Employed and unable to obtain or retain employment that allows self-sufficiency
To apply for WIA funding, please schedule an orientation appointment. You will be given a prescreening form to complete, along with a checklist of materials and customer intent form to complete and bring on your next appointment to take reading, math and computer assessment tests. Accepted applicants are notified and requested to supply additional documents to obtain WIA funding for training.
PLEASE NOTE: It takes two weeks to 30 days to complete the application process. Completed applications are reviewed every one to two weeks by a selection committee.
It is the client's responsibility to supply the needed documentation and to contact the Career Specialist for continuation of the process to obtain WIA funding for training.