Announcements

Coastal Counties Workforce Board Announcements

Announcements

02 Oct

Local Workforce Boards Under WIOA

In light of Governor LePage and Commissioner Butera’s recent attempt to eliminate Local Workforce Board’s in Maine –it is important to understand the new law has protections written into it.  A local area has certain rights under Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) that a governor must respect – and  those rights are in place [...]

28 Sep

Another Way Forward on Job Training

Recently, the LePage administration asked U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, to allow Maine to replace the three regional workforce boards with just one state-run entity that would oversee job training. In anticipation of a favorable response, the Maine Dept. of Labor (MDOL) only released a small amount of the federally allocated funds to the [...]

18 Sep

WIOA Funding Threat -MDOL Rejection of WIOA Title 1b Funds

BACKGROUND: On July 11, 2017, the LePage administration asked U.S. Secretary of Labor, Alexander Acosta, to allow Maine to replace the current workforce board configuration (there are three) with just one statewide/state-run entity that would oversee job training, supplemented with volunteer groups throughout the state that would provide information about local workforce needs. In anticipation [...]

01 Sep

Membership Development Committee

The Membership Development Committee of the Coastal Counties Workforce Board will meet on September 6, 2017 from 9-11am at the Coastal Counties Workforce, Inc’s administrative office at 14 Maine Street, Suite 203a. For more information call 207-725-5472 or email info@coastalcounties.org[...]