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Latest News Releases and Announcements

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2018-07-10
Communications Engineering Company Starts Electronic Systems Technician Registered Apprenticeship Program

DES MOINES – Communications Engineering Company (CEC) in Hiawatha and the IowaWORKS Center in Cedar Rapids, together with the U.S. Department of Labor/Office of Apprenticeship, launched an Electronic Systems Technician Registered Apprenticeship called the Technical Career Advancement Program (TCAP).

2018-06-26
Iowan's Jobless and Injury Benefits Increase

DES MOINES, IA – Maximum weekly benefits paid to jobless Iowans and to workers injured on the job will increase July 1, 2018, announced Iowa Workforce Development.

2018-06-20
Funding Available to Help Grow Registered Apprenticeship Programs in Iowa

DES MOINES – Organizations are invited to submit proposals to Iowa Workforce Development to receive funding to grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. 

Iowa Workforce Development was recently awarded an additional $1 million ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to strengthen and grow Registered Apprenticeship opportunities in Iowa. The grant is focused on expanding opportunities in healthcare and advanced manufacturing, the fastest growing and largest employment sectors in the state, as well as increasing the participation of women, youth, minorities, veterans and people with disabilities. 

2018-06-15
Iowa’s Unemployment Rate Falls to 2.7 Percent in May

Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell to 2.7 percent in May. The state’s jobless rate was 3.2 percent one year ago. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent in May.