Who We Are
The federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires states to establish regional Workforce Development Boards to administer federal, state and local workforce development funding for their regions. KentuckianaWorks, an agency of Louisville Metro Government, is the Workforce Development Board for the Greater Louisville region consisting of Jefferson, Bullitt, Henry, Oldham, Spencer, Shelby and Trimble counties. Funding is primarily provided by the U.S. Department of Labor and the WIOA, through the Kentucky Education Workforce Development Cabinet and Louisville Metro Government.
KentuckianaWorks oversees the region's system of career centers where job seekers can find jobs and education and training opportunities and apply for unemployment insurance. Career centers also help employers meet their workforce needs by linking them with qualified employees.
KentuckianaWorks also publishes workforce-related research and data and also prepares a quarterly report on Louisville-area job trends and data called The State of the Louisville Regional Labor Market. The report and its accompanying Career Pathways charts will be updated each quarter to help students plan careers and economic and workforce development leaders plan for the future. Click here to read the KentuckianaWorks Year in Review: July 2014 - June 2015.
KentuckianaWorks also provides services to employees and employers facing layoffs.
The KentuckianaWorks Board is composed of regional leaders from business, education, labor and government. The board, working together with KentuckianaWorks staff and partners, provides strategic leadership for workforce development efforts in the region.
Relentlessly experimenting with workforce innovations to engage and influence the community.
Building a stronger community one person at a time through the dignity of work
KentuckianaWorks Transitional Local Plan
We are in the process of developing a Local Plan as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. You can read the plan here. You can contact us with comments via email or at:
410 West Chestnut Street, Suite 200
Louisville, Kentucky 40202
Ph: (502) 574-2500
Fax: (502) 574-4288
Hours: Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.