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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience

designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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CONFERENCE RECAP

Why Iowa should invest in its human services workforce

Iowans' Ideas: Guest columns featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine. ...

The key to ending Iowa’s workforce shortage relies on expanding talent and skills

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans each edition of The Gazette's Iowa Ide...

Why some Iowa companies are willing to hire former criminals

Travis Heckenberg did not own any tools when he first came to work for T&D Repair in Burlington a few years ago....

Why rural Iowa needs empowering

Editor's note: Iowans' Ideas is a guest column featuring the views of different Iowans in each edition of The Gazette's Iowa ...

Rural sheriff's departments struggle with low staffing levels, tightening budgets

When Jones County Sheriff's Deputy Michele Gehl starts her shift, she knows that for the most part she's on her own. Gehl is ...

Conference replay: The role of immigrants in Iowa's future workforce

As Iowa's employers compete for talent in a state with consistently low unemployment, could immigration be a solution? ...

Workforce development: Everyone needs a Wingman

Ethan Anderson had been living in Iowa for a matter of weeks when he spotted an old family friend - a cousin-in-law as they r...

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How can employers create mission-driven companies?

Iowa employers are facing tough competition for employees and changing desires of millennial workers -- who are now the large...

How automation will change Iowa's workforce

Hiawatha - CCB Packaging's warehouse space here looks like one part "Raiders of the Lost Ark" and one part "I, Robot."...

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