Research Report Implications and Opportunities in the Workforce Investment Act for the Senior Community Service Employment Program
Demetra Smith Nightingale
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The enactment of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) will significantly affect the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) just as it will affect all employment-related federally-funded programs. The WIA is intended to consolidate and streamline the numerous federal employment programs and provide states and localities with more discretion to design and monitor workforce development strategies that meet their own labor market needs. The legislation raises both important challenges to the SCSEP and affords new opportunities to improve services to older workers.