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MEDCO Launches Candid Community Leadership Podcast

Posted by: Nick Glew on Friday, April 24, 2020

The Candid Community Leadership Podcast peels back the professional and corporate facades of our leaders, allowing us to tell the personal stories of people who work hard to lead communities and businesses every day. 

Iowa Workforce Development Reports Drop in Initial Unemployment Claims

Posted by: IWD / MEDCO on Thursday, April 23, 2020

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) announced today there were just under 28,000 unemployment claims filed by individuals for the week of April 12-18.

Updated List of Closure Orders Per Governor Reynolds

Posted by: on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Gov. Reynolds orders additional closures and relaxes additional regulations to support the state’s efforts to combat COVID-19 effective from 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 7th until Thursday, April 30th. What businesses must close pursuant to the Governor’s Proclamations? Restaurants and bars; Fitness centers, health clubs, health spas, gyms, and

The CARES Act & Filing For Unemployment

Posted by: Nick Glew on Sunday, March 29, 2020
NOTICE: The CARES Act has been signed into law, but those additional unemployment benefits are not yet available and Iowa Workforce Development is awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Labor. IWD is now accepting applications for CARES Act benefits, and those claims will be processed as soon as IWD receives additional guidance. For those

Federal Policy Update: Details on Stimulus Bill and Guidance on Business Tax Credits and Employee Leave

Posted by: Cedar Rapids Economic Alliance on Friday, March 27, 2020
Forgivable Loans Among New Benefits in New Federal Stimulus Bill The federal government is set to issue the largest stimulus package in history to help businesses, workers, families and communities during the coronavirus crisis, including historic relief for small businesses. Called the CARES Act, it includes a provision called the Paycheck Protection

Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans (EIDLs) Now Available to Iowa Businesses

Posted by: on Saturday, March 21, 2020
Economic Injury Disaster Assistance Loans (EIDLs) are now available to Iowa businesses. Today the State of Iowa officially received a disaster declaration through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small business owners in Iowa can now apply for a low-interest loan to help cover expenses due to the Coronavirus. Economic injury means the business is

Legacy Manufacturing Invests in New Coiling Machine and Adds Staff

Posted by: Emily Russ on Monday, March 2, 2020
Legacy Manufacturing continues to grow and push the envelope when it comes to innovation through their willingness to invest in new processes. This Marion company makes high-quality, long-lasting tools and equipment for professional and consumer use including industry leading Flexzilla® air and water hoses. Over the past few years as product

Internship Leads to Full Time Job at Thompson Truck & Trailer

Posted by: Emily Russ on Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Joseph DeLarm initially became interested in mechanics in high school where he was able to take a body shop class. DeLarm decided to continue learning about a career in mechanics by taking a Kirkwood Community College Automotive Technology Academy course while still in high school. The academy courses really allowed DeLarm to get a head start learning about
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