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Iowa Workforce Development to Host Workforce Roundtable in Fort Dodge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 18, 2021

MEDIA CONTACT
Jesse Dougherty, 515-229-9136
[email protected]

LOCAL CONTACT
Chad Pierce, 515-576-3131 X47323
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Iowa Workforce Development to Host Local Workforce Roundtable in Fort Dodge

Roundtables with business and community leaders help address the state’s workforce shortage and barriers to employment

Fort Dodge – Iowa Workforce Development will host a workforce roundtable in Fort Dodge on October 27, 2021, as part of a series being held across the state this fall to partner with businesses in addressing the state’s workforce shortage.

All attendees at the roundtables will be provided information regarding existing workforce strategies they can adopt to help meet their needs. Available resources will also be highlighted that help with hiring and retraining, collaborating with community and education partners, upskilling employees, and removing barriers such as childcare concerns that sometimes can block Iowans from entering the workforce. Employers, local business members, and educators are encouraged to attend.

Registration for the Fort Dodge event can be found here. https://www.futurereadyiowa.gov/iowa-central-community-college-roundtable-october-27-2021

In conjunction with the roundtables, IWD will lead a support team to conduct workforce needs assessments for interested local employers onsite. Employers interested in hosting a workforce assessment can send an email to [email protected]

“Several agencies in Iowa have workforce development programs and funding available to help employers create a robust workforce. The support teams will provide information about state opportunities that is tailored to their needs,” said IWD Director Beth Townsend. “Roundtables will be fast paced, brief, and early in the morning to best meet employer schedules and provide key information about how employers can use existing state programs to grow their workforce.”

WHAT: Fort Dodge Workforce Roundtable Hosted by Iowa Workforce Development

WHO: IWD Staff, employers, educators

WHEN: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 7:30am – 9:00am

WHERE: Iowa Central Community College
2031 Quail Avenue
East Campus
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
United States

REGISTER: https://www.futurereadyiowa.gov/iowa-central-community-college-roundtable-october-27-2021

The events are being held at no cost to the attendees.

October 27 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Iowa Central Community College East Campus
2031 Quail Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501 United States
Free

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