Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will soon host a job fair for Tyson workers in Perry to help them find new careers in light of the upcoming layoffs. The career fair is the next step forward in support of impacted workers and has involved close coordination between state and local officials.

"This upcoming job fair represents a critical step in our efforts to ensure that all impacted workers in Perry have the ability to find a new, promising career,” said Beth Townsend, Executive Director of Iowa Workforce Development. β€œWhile layoffs at this scale are always difficult, it is our goal to meet that challenge with an equally high number of opportunities to remain in the workforce. We appreciate the continued partnership with local officials and look forward to helping make these critical connections to new jobs.”

The job fair is being hosted in coordination with IowaWORKS rapid response services and PerryNext, a group of local officials formed to help mitigate the impact of the Tyson layoffs. The planned job fair was preceded by visits from the IowaWORKS Mobile Workforce Center in March. An IowaWORKS transition center also has been opened at Tyson and is being staffed three days a week to help workers with unemployment questions and career resources.

View the flyer below or visit this page for more information.

The following image details a flyer with information about the job fair event happening for Tyson employees in Perry on May 16.