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Democrats to Focus on Good-Paying Jobs and Economic Security

By |2012-01-05T14:41:02-05:00January 5th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House and Senate leaders toured the state this week to talk about the 2012 legislative session which begins on January 9th in Des Moines. With stops in Mason City, Waterloo, Cedar Rapids, Davenport and Des Moines, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal laid out the Democratic agenda for the 2012 session [...]

Iowa Noted for Low Unemployment Rate

By |2010-09-02T09:39:21-05:00September 2nd, 2010|Categories: Featured, Jobs & Economy, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Yahoo Finance recently released the top ten states with low unemployment rates. Iowa showed up at number 10 on that list with a 6.8% unemployment rate, under the national average by 2.7%. Iowa has been steadily gaining jobs throughout the year, in just July Iowa gained 1,700 jobs over June and 3,700 jobs over July 2009. [...]

Iowa Third Best in Employment Outlook in the U.S.

By |2010-06-10T13:16:28-05:00June 10th, 2010|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , , |

According to a Manpower survey, Iowa has the third best employment outlook in the country. The ranking came from a nationwide survey of employers for the upcoming third quarter, July through September. Alaska was first followed by North Dakota in the rankings. Based on the survey, 25% of Iowa companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, [...]

Government Reorganization Clears House; Savings So Far Total $272 Million

By |2010-02-16T09:03:15-05:00February 16th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget|Tags: , , , , |

On a unanimous vote, the Iowa House today approved another piece of the government reorganization initiative that boosts savings so far to $272 million. As the national recession cause a steep decline in state revenues, the reorganization effort was launched last year to help balance the state budget while preserving Iowans' priorities in education, jobs, and [...]

2010 Session Begins: Balanced Budget, Jobs Top Priorities

By |2010-01-11T15:50:41-05:00January 11th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget, Jobs & Economy, Video|Tags: , , |

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XscmLeK1mts[/youtube] The 2010 legislative session opened on Monday, January 11th at the State Capitol.  House leaders said the session will focus on help for middle class families and small businesses.  Priorities include balancing the budget without raising taxes, creating good-paying jobs, strengthening Iowa schools, and making government more accountable and transparent. The House has two new members this [...]

Figures Show Over 5,300 Jobs Saved or Created

By |2009-11-09T14:35:53-05:00November 9th, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

After making updates and adjustments to the data required under the Federal Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), it was determined that 5,323 jobs were created or retain in Iowa. These jobs were reported for ARRA fund expenditures made through the end of September. The most significant number of jobs created or saved is related to the [...]

Committee to Revitalize Iowa’s Workforce Meets

By |2009-11-03T14:11:11-05:00November 3rd, 2009|Categories: Jobs & Economy|Tags: , , |

The Iowa Job Training Needs Subcommittee with co-chairs State Representative Wayne Ford of Des Moines and Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo met today in order to develop recommendations to revitalize Iowa's workforce. Even prior to the downturn in the economy, Democrats planned an interim committee on job training to develop ideas to improve Iowa's workforce. The [...]

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