With policy changes to unemployment benefits yet to result in a boost to workforce numbers in Iowa, businesses continue to search for ways to fill jobs and to keep employees they already have -- many now raising wages, offering bonuses and adding perks.
Articles Tagged: Unemployment
State Government Oct. 20, 2021 4:44 pm409d ago
Unemployed Iowans would be required to meet weekly with state case managers, conduct twice as many weekly work searches and undergo audits to prove they're actively looking for work under a new proposal announced Wednesday by Gov. Kim Reynolds.
Employment Sep. 30, 2021 12:44 pm429d ago
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits rose for the third straight week, a sign that the highly contagious delta variant may be slowing a recovery in the job market.
Employment Sep. 23, 2021 1:27 pm436d ago
The number of Americans applying for unemployment aid rose last week for a second straight week, to 351,000 — a sign the delta variant of the coronavirus may be disrupting the job market's recovery, at least temporarily.
Employment Sep. 9, 2021 3:13 pm450d ago
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 310,000, a pandemic low and a sign that the surge in COVID-19 cases caused by the delta variant has yet to lead to widespread layoffs.
Employment Aug. 19, 2021 1:07 pm471d ago
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week for a fourth straight time to a pandemic low — the latest sign that America's job market is rebounding from the pandemic recession as employers boost hiring to meet a surge in consumer demand.