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Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning Overview

Workforce Planning is a continual process used to align the needs and priorities of New York State’s workforce and economic development objectives. WIOA requires workforce planning at the state, regional and local levels to enable partnerships which meet the workforce needs of businesses.

Levels of Planning
Local Planning

 Local plans are developed by Local Workforce Development Boards, a total of 33 across the State of New York.

Regional Planning

Local areas collaborate within their region to develop plans that describe how they are carrying out the State's policy direction.

Statewide Planning

WIOA requires states to submit a 4-year State Plan to receive funding for the six WIOA core programs.

Statewide Workforce Planning
Additional Information


The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program provides federal funding to states to hire dedicated staff to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible individuals with barriers to employment, and assist businesses to fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans. JVSG recipients are required to complete a five-year plan, with required annual updates.

View Current JVSG PLAN

WIOA Waivers being considered by the State will be made available for public comment prior to submission to the United States Department of Labor. Comments should be submitted via email to [email protected].

More information about the JSVG State Plan, WIOA Waivers and other Statewide Planning documents can be found by clicking the View Statewide Plans link below.

View ALL Statewide Plans

Labor Market Information for Workforce Planning
Supporting Plans on the Local and Regional Levels
About LMI

LMI assists Local Workforce Development Areas (LWDAs) to develop regional workforce strategies that align with Regional Economic Development Council (REDC) priorities.

Occupations in Demand

Each program year, LWDAs are required to develop and continually update the list of occupations that are in-demand (current, short-term, and long-term) in their regional planning area.

Significant Industries

Significant industries are identified on the basis of job counts, wage levels, job growth and expected job growth based on industry employment projections.