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Hy-Vee has found value in hiring Iowans with disabilities. The grocery chain led all other companies in hiring Vocational Rehabilitation job candidates in 2023.
Governor Reynolds recently signed a proclamation designating October in Iowa as National Disability Employment Awareness Month.
Brian Dennis is the new interim administrator at Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services.
Iowa Workforce Development entered a new era in July, with three new programs joining the agency as part of a broad state government realignment plan.
Anthony Reyman is growing his business with help from and IVRS grant designed to assist Iowans with a disability. Grant money will by drones and a computer.
New legislation will lead to end of Teach Iowa job posting site. Instead, all education jobs now must be posted on IowaWORKS. IWD assisting the transition.
The Work Experience Program helps employers try working with disabled employees before arranging permanent jobs.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill creating the Iowa Office of Apprenticeship and making it easier for Iowa to promote innovation in apprenticeship programs.
IowaWORKS is adding freelance or "gig" jobs to its job listings beginning in June 2023.
IVRS helped Mark Baldwin adapt to autism and land work at a plastic injection molder.