Dubuque Talks About Skilled Job Initiative
By Lauren DeWitt, Reporter
DUBUQUE, Iowa - Iowa Workforce Development held a focus group to discuss a new effort to help unemployed workers and businesses seeking skilled applicants in Dubuque tonight. The initiative is called the Skilled Iowa initiative.
It allows people to take the National Career Readiness Certification at no cost. The test enables job seekers to know their certain skill sets going into jobs, and it ensures that workers have the training they need for the jobs they apply for.
The initiative also provides internship placement for the unemployed, allowing them to gain work experience while keeping their benefits. On Tuesday night, members of the community were able to ask questions to Iowa Workforce Development about the program.
"Unemployed, underemployed students, people that are re-entering the work force our veterans, its very competitive out there for them. " Said Ermina Soler, Dubuque Circles Coach.
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