Veterans and their spouses launching a business in Central Iowa have a new resource dedicated to their needs.  A Des Moines chapter of Bunker Labs launched virtually on Tuesday with volunteer city leaders Adam Hass and Bernie Stone. The event will be the national organization’s first virtual launch party since Bunker Labs was founded in 2014, and […]

The Iowa Department of Education is seeking comments on a draft state plan for meeting federal requirements under the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act. Commonly referred to as Perkins V, the federal law reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006, which provides almost $1.2 billion […]

Fourteen Iowa employers will receive a combined $244,100 from the Future Ready Iowa Employer Innovation Fund, a matching grant that helps employers provide postsecondary training and education opportunities for their staff, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday. With this third round of grants, the Employer Innovation Fund has allocated $1.2 million to 49 awardees across the […]

Veterans looking for an inroad to a technology career have a new group tailored to their needs.  Des Moines recruiters are launching a local chapter of VetsinTech, a national technology network for current and returning veterans. The monthly meetup sessions will focus on introducing veterans to education, entrepreneurship and employment in the technology industry. Nationally, VetsinTech was […]

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 […]