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  • Workforce Investment Board (WIB) Information

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is authorized by the U.S Department of Labor (DOL), and the 45 WIB members are appointed by the Pima County Board of Supervisors (BOS).

    The WIB provides recommendations on local workforce policy and oversight of the Local Workforce Development System (LWDS), referred to as the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Workforce Development and Delivery System, a proud partner of the American Job Center network.

    This System connects eligible Adults, Dislocated Workers, and Youth in local growth, high-demand industry occupations.  

    The Pima County Community & Workforce Development Department (CWD) administers the funding and programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, which passed Congress by a large bipartisan majority (Senate 95-3; House 415-6).

    WIOA reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998 and provides new board composition requirements for the State and Local Workforce Development Boards (LWDB).

    WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.  

    The Pima County WIB pursues its vision of "Quality Jobs • Qualified Workers" through the following goals:

    1. Assisting people to obtain jobs in strategic industry sectors. 
    2. Supporting employers in finding and hiring qualified employees. 
    3. Engaging underrepresented labor pools by removing barriers to employment.

    Board Information:

    Pima County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request
    for individuals with disabilities by contacting 520-724-7700.

    The selection of each of the One-Stop Operator and the One-Stop Service Providers for the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop system are in accordance with WIOA 107(d)(10)(A) through (E) and Workforce Arizona Council State Workforce Policy #4 ARIZONA@WORK One-Stop Operator and Service Provider Selection Policy.  Selections are approved by the Pima County WIB and the Chair, Pima County Board of Supervisors.

    The One-Stop Service Providers provide career services through the award of contracts or written agreements, in compliance with State Workforce #4 ARIZONA@WORK One-Stop Operator and Service Provider Selection Policy

    All of the Pima county WIB’s competitive procurement processes follow federal, state, and local procurement laws, regulations, and policies.

    Click on a link below to view the current list of ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop System 2019-2020 Service Providers for Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Title I-B Programs:

    Title I-B Adult Program


    Title I-B Dislocated Worker Program

    Title I-B Youth Program

    Pima County Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Five Year Plan

    The Pima County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has prepared its WIA plan for the Pima County One-Stop system.  The Pima County WIA Plan (July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017) was approved by the Pima County Board of Supervisors on January 21, 2014.  A News Release regarding the Pima County Supervisors adopting the WIA Plan was issued January 22, 2014.

    Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the Provision of Services under the Workforce Investment Act for the Pima County Local Workforce Investment Area (LWIA) in the State of Arizona.  This MOU, made on the 1st day of July 2014, is an operational agreement entered into by the Pima County WIB and the Workforce Partner Organizations (Partners).

    Pima County Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Four Year Plan

    The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014, Public Law (Pub. L. 113–128), reauthorizes the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. WIOA provides the opportunity to align “workforce investment, education and economic development systems in support of a comprehensive, accessible, high–quality workforce development system in the United States.”

    During the past several years the Pima County WIB has worked to create an innovative and comprehensive workforce development system to meet the needs of its growing population. With the implementation of WIOA, Arizona and Pima County now have the perfect opportunity to create positive change that will improve the workforce development system as a whole.

    The Pima County Local Workforce Development Plan for 2020-2023 ("Plan"), as required by WIOA Section 102 (29 U.S.C. 3112), was available for Public Comment from Friday, June 12 to Friday, June 26, 2020. An email notification was sent to key stakeholders on June 12, 2020. The Public Notice was published in the June 12, 2020 issue of the Daily Territorial to announce the Public Comment period for the Plan.

    The Plan was developed with involvement from the Local Chief Elected Official (LCEO) who is the Chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors along with the WIB, and key stakeholders.

    The Plan was approved by the Pima County WIB during their June 5, 2020 monthly meeting. The Pima County Board of Supervisors will have the Plan on their June 23, 2020 Regular Meeting Agenda with a recommendation to approve from the WIB. The Plan is due to the Arizona Governor's State Workforce Development Board, referred to as the Workforce Arizona Council (WAC),  on July 1, 2020.

    The WIOA requires that the WIB, in partnership with the LCEO, must review, prepare, and submit the Plan as a component of Pima County’s ongoing efforts to promote economic development, job growth, higher wages, and increased wealth within our region.

    The Plan is available for public comment including comment from key stakeholders such as the WIB; public and private businesses; the public; labor organizations; educational institutions; and government, economic and community organizations. The outcome resulting from review of public comments will be posted online after the comment period.

    PUBLISHED: The Daily Territorial: 06/12/2020

    Please send comments to anna.cunes@pima.gov on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, 06/26/2020.

    Pima County WIB Sectors

    Pima County has a Sector Strategy targeting workforce investment in industries of critical importance for the region's economy. Activities include grant-seeking, marketing, incentives and development of curriculum to align with industry needs.
    • Aerospace and Defense-Manufacturing
    • Emerging Technologies
    • Natural and Renewable Resources
    • Logistics
    • Health and Bioscience
    • Infrastructure
    One-Stop Operator Public Notice advertisement

    SER-Jobs for Progress of Southern Arizona, Inc. is the ARIZONA@WORK Pima County One-Stop Operator (OSO). The Pima County WIB determined the roles and responsibilities of the OSO prior to conducting the required competitive procurement process that includes at a minimum, must coordinate the service delivery of required One-Stop Partners and service providers (20 CFR 678.620 a).
    Board Coordinator

    Arnold Palacios
    Community & Workforce Development 
    (520) 724-6742

    Anna M. Cunes
    Administrative Support Staff
    Pima County WIB
    (520) 724-6766

    Location of Meetings

    Confirm meeting location on the corresponding agenda