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By Tiffany Lane, Multimedia Journalist / ktiv.com

Iowa economic leaders say the quality of jobs in the marketplace today are a lot better.

Iowa Economic Development Authority Director Debi Durham says the state is raising incomes, and creating jobs.

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Release Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016

By Dan Emerson (Workforce Q4 2015), Area Development Online

Government and corporate initiatives are helping companies to utilize the skills of returning veterans to fill their need for qualified workers.

In the next five years, between 1 and 1.5 million members of the U.S...

Release Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director Colonel Robert King (Ret) announces Vietnam Veterans of America will hold a symposium to address the birth defects, diseases, and learning disabilities affecting the children and grandchildren of our nation’s veterans. The Faces of Agent...

Release Date: Monday, February 1, 2016

State officials announced today that Buena Vista and Dickinson Counties received designation as Home Base Iowa (HBI) Communities. Northwest Iowa currently has the largest number of HBI Communities in the state. It truly takes a serious commitment to become an HBI community, and both counties...

Release Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

Support Siouxland Soldiers, has been helping bring our community together to help our Siouxland Veterans and
Military Families in a number of ways over the past decade. It started about eight years ago with sending care
packages to deployed troops. Over time, the mission grew to...

Release Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016

The I​owa Gold Star Military Museum will host a screening of the 2015 PBS documentary, “Iwo Jima: From Combat to Comrades,” on Thursday, Feb. 11​, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.  This film features Fairfield, Iowa resident (Capt.) Jerry Yellin, who served as a U.S. A​rmy Air Corps P-51 fighter pilot during...

Release Date: Monday, January 25, 2016

State officials announced today that Wright County received designation as a Home Base Iowa (HBI) Community. Through this process, Wright County has demonstrated their commitment to hiring, supporting and welcoming veterans into their community. Business and community leaders, along with local...

Release Date: Friday, January 22, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As a founding member of the Senate’s bipartisan Post 9/11 Veterans Caucus, U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) today took part in the caucus’ “Veterans and Agriculture Briefing” along with Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). The Iowa Senator...

Release Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds would like to congratulate Des Moines County on achieving Home Base Iowa Community designation. Des Moines County is now the 27th in the state to achieve this recognition. The designation was given to Des Moines County on January 19 at an...

Release Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa said today that he is accepting applications for a fellowship program in his state offices for Iowans with recent military service.

“This program is designed to help veterans gain experience in the civilian workforce, and in this case, providing constituent...

Release Date: Thursday, January 14, 2016