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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.
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.
MATURA Head Start Launches Child Care Development Specialist Registered Apprenticeship Program in Iowa