The federal Workforce Investment Act funds investment in local workforce areas, primarily through worker training and employment programs. For Lincoln, the local workforce area includes Lancaster and Saunders Counties.
- Worker training and employment programs are delivered through the American Job Center — a single location where almost all worker services are available.
- A local board, the Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board, guides and oversees job center operations.
The overall purpose of both the American Job Center and the Board is to help participating workers get and keep good jobs and to help businesses get and keep good workers. To accomplish that purpose, the Job Center and the Board use the Greater Lincoln Workforce Investment Plan as their blueprint for action.