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October 6, 2016
Contact Courtney Greene
Iowa Workforce Development Receives $1.1 Million Grant to Integrate Workforce Systems
DES MOINES, IA – The U.S. Department of Labor awarded Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) a $1.1 million grant to improve data systems to make it easier for Iowans to find jobs.
The Reemployment & Systems Integration National Dislocated Worker grant will be used to support and improve connectivity among existing workforce programs.
“Iowa Workforce Development is committed to making ongoing enhancements to its systems to make it easier for Iowans to get back to work,” said Director Beth Townsend, IWD. “This grant will help us seamlessly connect dislocated workers, unemployment insurance claimants, the long-term unemployed and other job seekers to all available services.
“Our goal is to help dislocated workers get back to work as quickly as possible.”
Projects will focus on integrated case management, increased accessibility to services through customized online tools, and providing workforce agencies with real-time data to identify and address layoff trends within industries and develop responses or layoff aversion strategies.
A total of $43,286,407 in grants was awarded to 43 states and territories by the U.S. Department of Labor.
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