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Mission: Employable

Aug 31, 2021

In this episode, we’re highlighting two programs that incentivize employers to hire hard-to-place job seekers.  IowaWORKS Division Administrator Mike Witt and Iowa Workforce Development Reentry Coordinator Shelley Seitz join us to explain how employers can participate in Federal Bonding and the Work Opportunity...

Aug 26, 2021

We’re highlighting an Iowa-based program that helps individuals overcome barriers to employment. Izaah Knox, Executive Director of Urban Dreams, shares how the organization works within communities to help unemployed and underemployed individuals get connected with rewarding employment opportunities. 

Aug 24, 2021

Learn about the team that collects and analyzes key workforce data for the entire state. Iowa Workforce Development Labor Market Information Bureau Chief Ryan Murphy shares how the agency presents data about wages, unemployment, labor trends and more. 

Aug 19, 2021

In this episode we’re talking about how Iowa’s businesses can grow their workforce by hiring Iowans from all generations.  AARP State Director Brad Anderson talks about the changing demographics of Iowa’s workforce and how communities can support Iowans of all age...

Aug 17, 2021

Join the conversation as we explore strategies employers can use to hire, train and retain skilled workers. Kyle Roed, Global Human Resources Vice President at CPM Holdings, Inc., discusses how employers can diversify their talent pool and strengthen their workforce.