Policy and Systems Change: Iowa Skills2Complete Coalition Presents Recommendations for 2017 State Legislative Session

The Iowa Skills2Compete Coalition, convened by Central Iowa Works and with membership representative of nonprofit organizations, faith-based groups, labor unions, government agencies and business partners, has presented seven policy recommendations for the 2017 state legislative session. A new 16-page report draws attention Iowa’s education and workforce trends, alongside occupational examples and recommendations with an emphasis […]

United Way, Central Iowa Works to Serve 380 Job Seekers with Help from America’s Promise

Three-hundred-and-eighty individuals pursuing a career in health care will benefit from a four-year, $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to the United Way of Central Iowa. The funding, part of $111 million in America’s Promise grants made to 23 regional workforce partnerships, will double the capacity of Central Iowa Works to help […]

Iowa Job Honor Awards, Aimed at Employing Disadvantaged Job Seekers by Celebrating “A New Kind of Hero,” Announced for 2016

The Iowa Job Honor Awards, an initiative aimed at recognizing Iowans who have overcome barriers to employment, has announced its top honorees for 2016. Nominations were submitted via the organization’s website and judged by a statewide panel. The awards were presented on June 14 in Sioux City, on the first day of the Iowa Association […]

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