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 […]

Iowa Skills2Compete Coalition Publishes Workforce Policy Agenda, Recommendations for 2016

The Iowa Skills2Complete Coalition, convened for a third consecutive year by workforce intermediary Central Iowa Works, has laid out its 2016 Workforce Policy Agenda with an outlook on the state’s future education and labor force trends. Middle-skill trades make up 55 percent of the jobs in Iowa’s labor market, according to the results of an Iowa Workforce Development […]

Better Job: Hiring Skilled Workers With Diverse Backgrounds, From All Walks of Life

The Des Moines Register’s “Black Iowa” series continued in November with new articles centered on raising awareness of inequality – and shedding light on the need to increase diversity – in the workforce. From calls for more youth programming and education – to genuine outreach in search of talent outside of the company – the […]

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