DOL Seeks Input on Workforce Needs Across Industries

Advocacy; Programs and Resources; Workforce


The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Employment and Training Administration (ETA) 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. Comments can be submitted on a rolling basis but are due no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on March 24, 2023. 
The Request for Information (RFI) requests comments from stakeholders involved directly and indirectly in economic and workforce development, particularly as it relates to the development of sector strategy models that address the workforce needs of specific industry sectors within a local or regional labor market through a strategic sector partnership. This stakeholder input will “inform the Department's efforts in developing sustainable and scalable sector strategies through economic development and workforce collaboration. [This is] to meet local and regional sector needs for skilled workers in quality jobs while meeting broader Administration objectives, such as equity and the inclusion of historically marginalized populations within those sectors, and responsiveness to the needs of businesses and the economy in critical industries during and beyond the pandemic.” 

ETA invites workforce and economic development practitioners, education and training institutions, state and local policy makers, industry and professional associations, labor organizations, and funders and researchers to provide information. More information on this RFI can be found here​.