Changes to Iowa’s unemployment process --- including a doubling of the number of work searches a person must make in order to qualify for benefits --- will go into effect Jan. 9, the state announced Monday.
Associated Press Employment Dec. 9, 2021 12:20 pm
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits plunged last week to the lowest level in 52 years — more evidence the U.S. job market is recovering from last year's coronavirus recession.
About a dozen long-term care facilities across Eastern Iowa have hired apprentices to fill open CNA positions. The program, facilitated through Kirkwood Community College, hopes to entice long-term employees locally by providing funding for their coursework and exam costs.
By Rod Boshart, - Gazette Des Moines Bureau Employment Nov. 19, 2021 2:05 pm
The number of unemployed Iowans dropped in October, lowering the seasonally adjusted jobless rate to 3.9 percent, according to a report issued Friday by Iowa Workforce Development.
Associated Press Employment Nov. 18, 2021 11:55 am
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the seventh straight week, to a pandemic low of 268,000.
By Robyn Ireland
Business News Nov. 11, 2021 10:23 am
Maintaining productivity through a pandemic and a derecho — as well as operational success, not to mention continued hiring and retention — over the past 20 months have had a direct, permanent impact on how organizations function, Gazette business panelists say.
Beth Livingston, assistant professor of management and entrepreneurship at the University of Iowa’s Tippie College of Business, is one of a team of investigators that’s among the first to look at how artificial intelligence could affect the future of clerical work.
Nursing home leaders across the state have been working to increase the number of staff fully immunized against COVID-19. A federal mandate expected this month also aims to do the same thing -- but many across Iowa’s industry say the new rule could have a detrimental effect.
Homes for Iowa, started in 2019, aims to satisfy two of Iowa’s biggest needs — training workers for in-demand jobs and building affordable housing for Iowa communities. The program at the Newton Correctional Facility supports several apprenticeship programs for offenders.