The Iowa Workforce Development announced the statewide launch of its new IowaWORKS online employment services system, the Corridor Business Journal reports. The IowaWORKS site provides a variety of employment resources, tools and services to meet the needs of customers, employers and staff members. IWD modernized the system to align with the regulations of the Workforce […]

Only 4% of bank business and IT executives believe that the impact of technology on the pace of banking change has stayed the same over the past three years, while 96% said it has either significantly accelerated or accelerated, according to a new report from Accenture. This technological disruption has a large effect on how banks […]

Grow with Google, the tech giant’s initiative to bring digital literacy workshops to students, small businesses and job seekers nationwide, will be planting itself in the Des Moines Public Library system on Monday, April 15.  From 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Library will host four free workshops for registered participants, and staff “Googlers” will […]

Technology-related employment in Iowa grew by more than 1,000 new jobs in 2018, the Corridor Business Journal reports. In an annual assessment, CompTIA reported net tech employment in Iowa grew by an estimated 1,014 jobs in 2018, a 1.1% increase over 2017. Growth was driven by new software and web development positions (up 3.6%) and computer […]

Gubernatorial staff members gathered in Des Moines this week seeking best practices from across the U.S. to build good jobs in their own states, during the National Governors Association’s third Good Jobs for All Americans workshop in the Renaissance Savery Hotel.  The two-day workshop was led by Govs. Kim Reynolds, Larry Hogan of Maryland and […]

In 2013, the Business Record launched innovationIOWA Magazine, an annual publication with a mission to spotlight innovative companies and technological achievements across the state. One year ago this week, our newsroom launched the innovationIOWA e-newsletter, updating our delivery from annually to weekly – right to your inbox. The mission remains the same: we seek out […]

The ICR Future Coalition is launching a new campaign to create 650 new high school job shadow and internship opportunities in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids region (ICR) by the end of 2020, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The campaign is one of the coalition’s core goals towards building the future workforce in the ICR region. […]

Before he joined Hy-Vee as a software engineer, Lee Robinson’s search for his next career move in Iowa was a hassle. Robinson entered all the tech companies he knew of into a series of spreadsheets, comparing benefits and information at hand. As the spreadsheet grew, he noticed a growing circle of companies he had never heard […]

Iowa City-based ACT will launch a new product designed to help improve workforce readiness this January, as part of a strategic partnership between the company and the International Youth Foundation (IYF), a global nonprofit dedicated to positive youth development. Called ACT Tessera Workforce, the product will focus on measuring and improving workplace essential skills, also […]

A new online tool is selling eastern Iowa’s quality of life to those considering a move, or a move back, to Iowa, reports the Corridor Business Journal. The ICR Iowa Talent Hub is an online portal highlighting regional lifestyle information, including popular events and attractions, links to job boards and postings, and information on local […]