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Living the Life: Breaking Down Barriers to Successful Reentry

The obstacles ex-offenders face on the road to reestablishing themselves as citizens in the community can be overwhelming. One goal of the re-entry simulation program is to help participants experience first-hand some of the unnecessary barriers returning citizens face following an incarceration. In March, Central Iowa Works was invited to share our most recent presentation […]

HealthWorks Launched to Help Job Seekers Surmount Barriers, Support Employers in Need of Skilled Workers

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United Way of Central Iowa and Central Iowa Works have joined forces to HELP INDIVIDUALS overcome barriers to employment while skilling up the next-generation of health care professionals. The health care and social assistance sector grew 12.9 percent from 2006 to 2014, exacerbating the needs of employers to hire QUALIFIED WORKERS in the face of […]

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 […]

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