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Governor Reynolds to Attend Future Ready Iowa Summit in Burlington

Gov. Kim Reynolds is scheduled to attend the Future Ready Iowa Summit in Burlington on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Comfort Suites, 1780 Stonegate Center Dr.

Unemployment Tax Rate Table Unchanged for 2019

Iowa Workforce Development officials announced today that the unemployment tax rate table will remain unchanged for 2019. Tax rates will be the second lowest allowed by law.

Four More Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits Announced

(DES MOINES) – Registration is now open for four additional Future Ready Iowa Regional Summits throughout the state, increasing opportunities for collaboration to address the state’s shortage of skilled workers. The day-long summits are scheduled for this fall in the Iowa communities of Des MoinesElkader, Iowa City-Cedar Rapids and in the Cedar Valley region.

Gov. Reynolds Announces Members of New Work-Based Learning Advisory Board

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Monday announced the members of the new Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning Advisory Board. The governor established the virtual clearinghouse by Executive Order No. 1 to expand high-quality, real-world work-based learning experiences for K-12 students. This is in keeping with the Future Ready Iowa goal of 70 percent of our workforce having education or training by 2025. The clearinghouse will go live by July 1, 2019.