A task force of state officials and Iowa business leaders today issued a setof generic proposals aimed at fixing the state’s labor shortage. Iowa’s unemployment rate sits below two percent — and businesses arefinding it difficult to find workers. Here are a few of the task forceideas for fixing that: having businesses or the state pay college graduatesto take a job in Iowa — or having businesses or the state pay more of thecosts of child care and transportation. The report was released by Iowa’sLieutenant Governor, Sally Pederson.Pederson says government can’t resolve the labor shortage on its own.Pederson says she and Governor Vilsack will develop more specificrecommendations for the legislature.U-S Labor Secretary Alexis Herman says Iowa’s labor shortage is a bitunique among the states.Herman and Pederson headlined a business luncheon today in Des Moines.
You are here: / / Task force issues ideas on keeping workers