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  • Wednesday, June 29, 2016 10:32 AM
    A report commissioned by Iowa's United Way organization says 31 percent of Iowans do not make enough to pay for their basic expenses -- a figure that mirrors an earlier finding in Polk County and coincides with local efforts across the state to increase the minimum wage. 

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 4:11 PM
    A consultant on Friday unveiled more than $60 million worth of potential upgrades to the Tyson Events Center aimed at helping the Sioux City venue better compete with event centers in Omaha, Neb., Sioux Falls, S.D., and Lincoln, Neb.

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 4:10 PM
    In 2015, 38 percent of workers in management, business and financial operations occupations, and 35 percent of those employed in professional and related occupations, did some or all of their work from home on days they worked, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 11:00 AM
    U.S. states can expand registered apprenticeship programs in good-paying job fields such as information technology, health care, advanced manufacturing, building trades, cybersecurity and business services, using a new U.S. Department of Labor grant. 

  • Monday, June 27, 2016 10:59 AM
    West Des Moines and Des Moines were ranked among the top 10 cities in the country in which to retire by a new report from Bankrate.com. 

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 3:43 PM
    Metropolitan areas accounted for 96.5 percent of new jobs created in 2015 -- the most since 2000 -- and nearly 99 percent of the increase in gross domestic product, according to a report released today to mark the start of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Indianapolis.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 11:13 AM
    A federal report finds Iowans are paying less at the grocery store for a variety of products, including: pork, poultry, eggs, dairy products and fresh vegetables. Food prices overall have fallen five out of the last seven months.

  • Friday, June 24, 2016 11:12 AM
    Late evening dining will be coming to the Amana Colonies in the fall. Millstream Brewing Co. has purchased the Colony Inn Restaurant in Amana with plans to open Millstream Brau Haus.

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:24 PM
    The Greater Des Moines Partnership has received two awards from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:20 PM
    Linn County could have a decision on a study committee's recommendation to create a new county minimum wage of $8.25 an hour before fall.

  • BY BUSINESS RECORD STAFF
    Thursday, June 23, 2016 3:10 PM
    Joseph Jones, a Drake alumnus and former legislative assistant to retired U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin, has been hired as executive director of the Harkin Institute for Public Policy and Citizen Engagement at Drake University.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:09 PM
    Maximum weekly benefits paid to Iowans receiving unemployment insurance benefits and to workers injured on the job will increase July 3, Iowa Workforce Development announced.

  • BY JOE GARDYASZ
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 3:04 PM
    The city of West Des Moines will launch a series of small-business courses for Central Iowa businesses beginning in July.

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016 12:21 PM
    The partner agencies leading Iowa's implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act will host One Door: Many Paths, a conference to comprehensively address workforce issues across the state. 

  • BY KENT DARR
    Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:39 AM
    Waukee city officials have asked to appear June 27 before the West Des Moines City Council to seek support for plans by Holmes Murphy & Associates to leave West Des Moines and build a corporate campus in Waukee's Kettlestone development area.

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