Wagner–Peyser Act

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The Wagner–Peyser Act (P.L. 73–30) is a United States federal law that "established a nationwide system of public employment offices, known as the Employment Service."[1] The law was later amended many times, especially by the Workforce Investment Act of 1998.

The law was named for its congressional sponsors, Sen. Robert F. Wagner (D-New York) and Rep. Theodore A. Peyser (D-New York). As part of the New Deal, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the act into law on June 6, 1933, at the White House.[2]


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