Job Service North Dakota, North Dakota’s Department of Commerce, Department of Public Instruction and the Department of Human Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation Division have drafted a new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Unified State Plan and are inviting employees, working-age adults and other stakeholders to review it and submit public comments.

The plan outlines the state’s four-year strategy for meeting workforce needs through programs and services offered by the public workforce development system. The network of agencies that make up this system provide employment, education, training and related services and supports to help all job-seekers secure good jobs while providing businesses with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

The agencies are co-hosting a public comment meeting by video conference from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Central Time Feb. 18. The meeting will originate at North Dakota Job Services regional office at 1601 E. Century Ave. in Bismarck. Individuals can also participate at Job Service offices in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot, Wahpeton and Williston. Location details can be found online at http://bit.ly/3bgrWK3.

Individuals unable to attend can also review the plan online at www.jobsnd.com/stateplan2019 and can direct questions and comments to Phil Davis, workforce services director, Job Service North Dakota, 1000 E. Divide Ave., P.O. Box 5507, Bismarck, ND 58506-5507, 701-328-5040, or 711 (TTY) for TTY customers, or pndavis@nd.gov. All comments must be received on or before Feb. 21.

Individuals who need accommodations to participate in the meeting can contact Robyn Throlson, North Dakota Department of Human Services – Vocational Rehabilitation Division, at 701-328-8955, 711 (TTY) or rthrolson@nd.gov prior to the meeting.