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Economic Development is . . . (increasing the flow) of capital through the community and reducing its leakage.

Laborshed Employer Study

The Laborshed Employer Study is happening in Tama County.  We strongly encourage our local businesses to participate in this important study.  The study started in late summer 2019 and will include all of Tama County by the end of 2020.  The study is conducted by Iowa Workforce Develop Labor Market Information (LMI) Division.

ABOUT IOWA WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

IWD is a state agency committed to providing employment services for individual job seekers through our IowaWORKS partnership. Employers and businesses can post jobs, hire veterans and apply for qualifying federal tax credits. IWD continually strives to improve processes and align the organization in such a way to provide effective, demand-driven products and services. IWD staff in Des Moines consists of administrative, labor services, workers’ compensation, labor market information, and the unemployment insurance services staff. The agency also maintains a statewide delivery system of 15 regional, 4 satellite, and 8 expansion offices to provide services to Iowans in communities demonstrating need.

The Labor Market Information (LMI) Division collects, analyzes and prepares a wide array of labor market data including: employment, industry and occupational statistics, wages, projections, trends and other workforce characteristics.

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