Workforce innovation bill passed

Lawmakers passed a bill April 7 that provides future guidance for the state’s workforce investment system.

LB1110, introduced by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello, outlines guiding principles for the state’s workforce programs and services so they are responsive to the needs of employers, workers and students.

The bill incorporates provisions of Mello’s LB1029. These provisions create a sector partnership program to study labor availability and skills gaps in the state. The state Department of Labor will provide technical assistance to public-private sector partnerships.

The bill passed on a 44-0 vote.

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