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Mission: Employable

Sep 30, 2021

We’re highlighting the Returning Citizens Initiative that helps job seekers who are transitioning out of correctional facilitiesShelley Seitz, Iowa Workforce Development Reentry Coordinator, discusses how reentry services help employers hire, train, and retain employees who are part of the returning...

Sep 28, 2021

In this episode, learn about the Job Corps, a tuition-free training and education program for students in fast-growing industries. Jillian Flanders, Job Corps Outreach and Admissions Manager, shares how the program teaches students employability skills while getting certified in their chosen job field.

Sep 23, 2021

In this episode, we explore how work-based learning can benefit both workers and employers. Randall McQueeney, Council Bluffs IowaWORKS Operations Manager, shares his journey in work-based learning and explains how businesses can create opportunities for their employees with on-the-job training.

Sep 21, 2021

In this episode, we are talking about economic development in the Sioux City part of the state. Chris McGowan, President of the Siouxland Chamber of Commerce, discusses how Iowa, Nebraska, and South Dakota collaborate on strategies to help businesses recruit skilled workers to the tri-state area. 

Sep 16, 2021

We’re highlighting some important resources available to job seekers and employers in Iowa. Linda Rouse, IowaWORKS District Manager, explains how the IowaWORKS staff develop one-on-one relationships with job seekers and businesses to help them find workforce solutions.