Input Needed: Strategies to Meet Critical Workforce Needs Across Industries

  • The Department of Labor (DOL) is seeking public input on current and planned local and regional sector strategies and partnership models that address workforce needs across industries, including the direct care workforce, which has been struggling with a labor shortage for years. Comments can be submitted online until March 24, 2023.

    The Request for Information (RFI) requests comments from stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in economic and workforce development. This will inform efforts in:

  • Improving understanding of promising practices and policy, program, and resource needs of local and regional economic development areas, with respect to sector strategies.
  • Developing sustainable and scalable sector strategies to meet local and regional sector needs for skilled workers in quality jobs.  
  • Meeting broader Administration objectives, such as equity and the inclusion of historically marginalized populations, and responsiveness to the needs of businesses and the economy in critical industries during and beyond the pandemic.
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