Iowa Workforce Development

Iowan’s Jobless and Injury Benefits Increase

Maximum weekly benefits paid to jobless Iowans and to workers injured on the job will increase July 1, 2013 announced Iowa Workforce Development...

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Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6 Percent

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month in May, falling to 4.6 percent. The current rate is down from 4.7 percent in April, and 5.3 percent in May 2012...

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Iowa Unemployment Rate Drops to 4.6 Percent

Iowa's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped for the third consecutive month in May, falling to 4.6 percent. The current rate is down from 4.7 percent in April, and 5.3 percent in May 2012...

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Transition Relief for Claiming WOTC

On March 8, 2013, the IRS released an advance copy of Notice 2013-14, providing more time for employers to complete the process to claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for qualified veterans hired in the first quarter of 2013 and other eligible...

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Transition Relief for Claiming WOTC

On March 8, 2013, the IRS released an advance copy of Notice 2013-14, providing more time for employers to complete the process to claim the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) for qualified veterans hired in the first quarter of 2013 and other eligible...

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Iowa high school students can earn career certificates during State Wrestling Tournament

Feb. 11, 2013 (Des Moines) Iowa high school students, parents and school officials attending the State Wrestling Tournament in Des Moines will have an opportunity to advance along the pathway to career success while they are there. On Feb. 13-14, inter...

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Iowa Workforce Development Responds to State Auditor’s Report

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development received a report from State Auditor David Vaudt critical of lax Unemployment Insurance procedures that were previously utilized. "The department is in agreement with the audit findings," stated director Teresa Wahlert. "Procedures and processes used in the previous administration were not stringent enough to prevent a deceptive practice of…

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Iowa Workforce Development Responds to State Auditor’s Report

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development received a report from State Auditor David Vaudt critical of lax Unemployment Insurance procedures that were previously utilized. "The department is in agreement with the audit findings," stated director Teresa Wahlert. "Procedures and processes used in the previous administration were not stringent enough to prevent a deceptive practice of…

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MyIowaUI Enhanced for Employer Convenience Related to Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Effective January 1, 2013 Iowa Workforce Development will add an additional feature to MyIowaUI, Iowa’s on-line unemployment insurance tax system. Businesses and accounting firms will register on-line and immediately receive their account number, eliminating the processing time and paper forms...

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MyIowaUI Enhanced for Employer Convenience Related to Unemployment Insurance Taxes

Effective January 1, 2013 Iowa Workforce Development will add an additional feature to MyIowaUI, Iowa’s on-line unemployment insurance tax system. Businesses and accounting firms will register on-line and immediately receive their account number, eliminating the processing time and paper forms...

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