Thursday, November 15, 2018

Category: Jobs & Economy

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  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

  • Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    Iowa Receives Suicide Prevention Grant

    The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) was recently awarded a $3.5 million grant to prevent suicide in Iowa. The money will be used to implement the “Zero Suicide” model acros ...

Protecting and Improving Your Credit Score

Protecting and Improving Your Credit Score

Credit Scores are used by creditors to evaluate the credit worthiness of loan applicants. These scores are three digits that rise and fall based on payment history, repossessions, ...

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Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

Child Care Assistance Helps Grow the Middle Class

The Iowa Legislature is considering a plan this year to help working families continue to work while going to school and still receive assistance for child care.  The goal is to a ...

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Democrats Push to Raise Minimum Wage

Democrats Push to Raise Minimum Wage

Two bills have been introduced in the Iowa Legislature to increase the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 over a three year period. A recent Des Moines Register poll shows ...

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Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Republicans Work to Shut Down Iowa Wind Energy Industry

Iowa House Republicans are working on two bills this week that will shut down Iowa’s growing wind energy industry, which currently employs thousands of Iowans. “Over the last deca ...

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Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

Hall: Build Iowa’s Skilled Workforce

Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City talks about building Iowa's skilled workforce through job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He supports a plan to expand ...

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Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops Again

Iowa’s  unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent in September from 5.5 percent the previous month. In comparison the 2011 September rate was at 5.9 percent. Also the U.S. unemploy ...

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Jobs Spotlight: UNI's Metal Casting Center

Jobs Spotlight: UNI's Metal Casting Center

The University of Iowa's Metal Casting Center is a recognized leader in foundry research, applied technology, and technical business assistance. The Metal Casting Center started p ...

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