LinkedIn Locks Up Labor Law Lobbying Counsel

Professional networking platform LinkedIn has retained Washington, D.C.-based consultancy Capitol Hill Partners for support on legislative issues related to labor.

According to May lobbying registration documents, the Mountain View, CA-based jobs networking service has hired CHP for counsel pertaining to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in 2014 and took effect the following year.

WIOA is a federal jobs training bill designed to help prospective workers find employment, education, training, and support services. The bill, which passed with wide bipartisan support, reformed the public workforce system by consolidating previous job training programs under the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 and amending the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act, as well as reauthorizing programs under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

A three-person team manages the account, which includes Lee Foley, former White House domestic policy advisor and chief of staff to the Department of Health and Human Services’  Community Services office;  John Colbert, former chief of staff to the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration; and Jim Sourwine, a longtime staffer to the U.S. Senate Appropriations committee.

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