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Fund would help Iowa businesses recruit workers from Puerto Rico


Cedar Rapids Gazette: An Iowa House committee has approved creation of a workforce recruiting program that would target Puerto Ricans looking to relocate to work in Iowa. “It’s a real, tangible solution,” Rep. Joe Mitchell, R-Mount Pleasant, said about House File 2136, which was unanimously approved by the State Government Committee. It would create a $250,000 Iowa’s Talent Pool Grant Fund to help businesses recruit employees from the U.S. territory that has suffered a series of natural disasters that have disrupted employment opportunities on the Caribbean island. Read a Business Record story about a company that connects professionals and skilled workers from Puerto Rico with job opportunities in Iowa.

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