Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population. We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capitalize on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and improve the quality of life. Statistics show that students with access to broadband in their homes are 6-8% more [...]
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 worker training at Iowa's 15 community colleges.
Microsoft has teamed up with the State of Iowa to provide free technology training for 5,700 unemployed Iowans who need to upgrade their computer skills. Called “Microsoft Elevate America,” the new initiative was announced by Governor Chet Culver and Microsoft officials. For more information or to apply, click here or call 800-JOB-IOWA. The scoop from the [...]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5XhPWBFTdk[/youtube] Led by State Representative Wayne Ford, D-Des Moines, the Iowa House approved House File 623 on Thursday to provide up to 26 weeks of additional unemployment benefits for laid off workers who are retraining for occupations that are determined to be areas where the number of available jobs is growing. These added retraining benefits will [...]