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For the First Time, Majority of U.S. New Hires are People of Color - Diversity Resource Guides Available Now

For the first time in the U.S., most new hires of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – are people of color, according to a Washington Post analysis of data the Labor Department began collecting in the 1970s. The Post reports that minority hires overto…
For the first time in the U.S., most new hires of prime working age – 25 to 54 years old – are people of color, according to a Washington Post analysis of data the Labor Departmen……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/10/first-time-majority-us-new-hires-are-people-color-diversity-resource-guides-available-now

ICR Future: Critical Need for High School Internships in ICR

​Availability of workforce is a top concern for our region’s employers. Building a strong talent pipeline is an important tactic in building ICR Iowa’s workforce pool. ICR Future and Kirkwood Community College’s Workplace Learning Connection are focused o…
Availability of workforce is a top concern for our region’s employers. Building a strong talent pipeline is an important tactic in building ICR Iowa’s workforce pool. ICR Futur……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/11/icr-future-critical-need-high-school-internships-icr

Top Areas of Focus for ICR IOWA in 2020

​As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Group. This joint venture was developed to ensure Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) …
As many Economic Alliance members are aware, ICR IOWA is a nonprofit organization launched in 2017 by the Economic Alliance and our partners at the Iowa City Area Development Grou……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/12/top-areas-focus-icr-iowain-2020

ICR IOWA: New Lifestyle Materials Available for Recruiters

Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live.
Attracting talent from outside Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) takes more than just the promotion of a job….it takes the promotion of our region as a great place to live. A perce……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/icr-iowa-new-lifestyle-materials-available-recruiters

Economic Alliance Annual Report for 2019

In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community Development, Economic Development and Public Policy. Each focus included strate…
In 2019 we unveiled to you, our Economic Alliance members, a Strategic Plan that identified the primary focus for each of our four core functions - Business Support, Community De……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/02/economic-alliance-annual-report-2019

ICR IOWA Partners with ACT on New "Soft Skills" Pilot Program

ICR Iowa recently announced the launch of a new pilot focused on strengthening social emotional learning in area schools. The pilot is a partnership between the ICR Future Coali……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/03/icr-iowa-partners-act-new-soft-skills-pilot-program

ICR Career Collective Offers Rapid Response for Regional Workforce Needs

​In March, ICR IOWA launched the ICR Career Collective, an initiative designed to offer a rapid response to the changing regional workforce needs given the COVID-19 pandemic situation. “The ICR Career Collective offers unified support for our employers…
In March, ICR IOWA launched the ICR Career Collective, an initiative designed to offer a rapid response to the changing regional workforce needs given the COVID-19 pandemic situat……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/icr-career-collective-offers-rapid-response-regional-workforce-needs

Ignite ICR Regional Summer Internship Program Goes Virtual

​Ignite ICR is a program for interns and college students in Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (ICR) to connect to our region, our business community and each other. In response to many businesses having internships going virtual this summer and for the health and s…
Ignite ICR is a program for interns and college students in Iowa City/Cedar Rapids (ICR) to connect to our region, our business community and each other. In response to many busin……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/06/ignite-icr-regional-summer-internship-program-goes-virtual

ICR IOWA Partners with ACT on Social and Emotional Learning Assessment Pilot for Local Schools

​Social and emotional learning skills and character strengths play a key role in achieving success in school and in life. Additionally, employers have been expressing their need for employees with strong soft skills for decades. Yet since most students ar…
Social and emotional learning skills and character strengths play a key role in achieving success in school and in life. Additionally, employers have been expressing their need fo……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/08/icr-iowa-partners-act-social-and-emotional-learning-assessment-pilot-local-schools

ICR Future Hosts Generational Expert for Session on the Potential of Young People

​ICR Future is a coalition of educators, employers, and organizations working together to develop the future workforce in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR). The coalition was launched in 2018 and includes more than 130 members, with goals to increase the numbe…
ICR Future is a coalition of educators, employers, and organizations working together to develop the future workforce in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR). The coalition was launched i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2020/09/icr-future-hosts-generational-expert-session-potential-young-people

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