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  • Friday, November 17, 2017 11:39 AM
    Iowa’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 3.0 percent for October, compared with 3.6 percent a year ago.

  • Friday, November 17, 2017 11:38 AM
    Deere & Co. seeks $2.8 million in state development incentives and $4 million in local property tax rebates to build a $23 million home for its Intelligent Solutions Group in Urbandale. 

  • ‘War for talent’
    Friday, November 17, 2017 6:00 AM

    David Leto is a bit surprised that more of you don’t plan to give bigger raises in 2018.

    That’s not a criticism, and those in the boardrooms will probably be glad to hear that we are looking at a whole bunch of 3 percent to 4 percent raises again.

    Thursday, November 16, 2017 11:29 AM
    The U.S. Small Business Administration backed 11 private loans for Central Iowa businesses, for a combined $10.4 million.

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 11:29 AM
    Greater Des Moines is making progress toward a regional goal to broaden the education level of its workforce, according to the Greater Des Moines Partnership. 

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 2:35 PM
    An eastern Iowa pharmacy business has raised $2.5 million in investment funding to push forward its prescription delivery and management system.

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:12 AM
    Des Moines is one of 30 markets in which Facebook plans to help small businesses with digital skills, The Des Moines Register reported. 

    Monday, November 13, 2017 11:35 AM
    Despite a national unemployment rate that’s at a 17-year low and 100 straight months of job growth, millions of Americans who want full-time work are still stuck in part-time work, as this story from the Chicago Tribune illustrates. 

    Monday, November 13, 2017 11:32 AM
    The Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines and the Northwest Area Foundation on Friday announced a collaboration to fund Native American-led community development initiatives across the United States. 

    Friday, November 10, 2017 11:06 AM
    Iowa’s largest employers -- the 21 member companies of the Iowa Business Council -- currently have more than 3,400 job openings to fill, which is an indicator of the importance of the state’s efforts to address gaps between workers’ skills and available positions, says Georgia Van Gundy, the council’s executive director. Van Gundy accompanied Gov. Kim Reynolds at the Excellence in Education Summit held Nov. 8 in Des Moines to update educators on the Future Ready Iowa Alliance.

  • Thursday, November 9, 2017 3:46 PM
    Iowans can explore registered apprenticeship opportunities at events scheduled across the state Nov. 13-17. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation on Nov. 2 to recognize the purpose and value of registered apprenticeship training and to pursue its further expansion.

    Thursday, November 9, 2017 10:36 AM
    Iowa still ranks among the bottom 10 states in the nation for economic clout of women-owned companies, according to the seventh annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report released Wednesday.

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 3:33 PM
    Former state Rep. Annette Sweeney has been appointed as Iowa rural development director, President Donald Trump’s administration announced.

  • Monday, November 6, 2017 11:13 AM
    The Palmer Group’s annual survey of 280 mostly Central Iowa business representatives found that rank-and-file workers can expect raises in 2018 in the same range as this year. 

  • Friday, November 3, 2017 2:16 PM
    The company that's ending its contract with the state to manage care for more than 200,000 Iowa Medicaid patients is laying off hundreds of employees.

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