People who received Workforce Investment Act services were nearly 10 percent more likely to be employed and less likely to receive public assistance than those who did not receive services.

A 2005 study found that Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services in seven states generate employment and earnings gains for adults and dislocated workers. Individuals receiving WIA services were more likely to be employed (by about 10 percentage points) and to have higher earnings (by about $800 per quarter in 2000 dollars) than those who had not received services. In addition, participants in WIA programs were less likely than non-participants to receive public assistance.

Source: Research Shows the Effectiveness of Workforce Programs and Net Impact Estimates for Services Provided through the Workforce Investment Act

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