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Community Gathers to Discuss Child Care Shortage & Determine Solutions

There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over the past five years. Child care is a family issue, a workforce issue and a…
There’s a child care shortage in Iowa. On average, one in two children go without access to affordable, quality child care. Our state has lost 42% of its child care businesses over……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2019/09/community-gathers-discuss-child-care-shortage-determine-solutions

Workforce: Ideas to Navigate This Challenging Landscape

​Workforce is the hot topic these days with businesses struggling to find qualified workers to fill many open positions. Recently, Dr. Kim Becicka, retired Vice President of Continuing Education and Training Services at Kirkwood Community College, offere…
Workforce is the hot topic these days with businesses struggling to find qualified workers to fill many open positions. Recently, Dr. Kim Becicka, retired Vice President of Conti……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/10/workforce-ideas-navigate-challenging-landscape

Partnering with Labor Organizations

Collective bargaining has been in the news lately, especially the now-resolved contract between John Deere and its UAW employees. Given the importance of Deere – the company and its workers – to the Iowa economy, virtually everyone is pleased the two side…
Collective bargaining has been in the news lately, especially the now-resolved contract between John Deere and its UAW employees. Given the importance of Deere – the company and i……
https://www.cedarrapids.org/about-us/news/2021/12/partnering-labor-organizations

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