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There have been reports of phone calls made from a Department of Labor phone number (202-693-2700) soliciting personal information and/or promising funds to those receiving the calls. These calls were not authorized by the Department of Labor. ETA and the Department of Labor do not and will not solicit Personally Identifiable Information, such as your Social Security number, or other personal information, over the phone. If you receive a call like this from a number that looks like an ETA phone number, consider it a spam call, hang up, and report the call to the US Department of Labor at 1-855-522-6748.

For more information about how to recognize spam calls, please reference the IRS site about recognizing these imposter calls: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-know-its-really-the-irs-calling-or-knocking-on-your-door-0

The Workforce Information Advisory Council (WIAC) is an important piece of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. The WIAC is a Federal Advisory Committee of workforce and labor market information experts representing a broad range of national, state, and local data and information users and producers. The purpose of the WIAC is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Labor, working jointly through the Assistant Secretary for Employment and Training and the Commissioner of Labor Statistics, to address:

  1. The evaluation and improvement of the nationwide workforce and labor market information system and statewide systems that comprise the nationwide system, and
  2. How the Department and the states will cooperate in the management of those systems. These systems include programs to produce employment-related statistics and state and local workforce and labor market information. Please click on the WIAC charter link for complete information regarding the WIAC.
    Signed WIAC Charter | Accessible Version

The Department of Labor anticipates the WIAC will accomplish its objectives by:

  1. Studying workforce and labor market information issues;
  2. Seeking and sharing information on innovative approaches, new technologies, and data to inform employment, skills training, and workforce and economic development decision making and policy; and
  3. Advising the Secretary on how the workforce and labor market information system can best support workforce development, planning, and program development.