• Employer Resources

  • EXCUSE OUR MESS - THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. 

    IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING THAT IS MISSING PLEASE REACH OUT TO ALICIA FREIZE | alicia@councilbluffsiowa.com

  • UNbelievable Workplaces - CB

    UNbelievable Workplaces is a NEW program developed and run by the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce. The program is designed to help you track employee satisfaction. Use this program to obtain insight from your associates, create a culture that your team will want to work in, and share your status to get recognized for the culture you’ve created.

    Registration is open until December 31, 2021. 
     
     
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  • Talent Survey

    Our talent survey is open.  We are asking our members, small and large to participate. Your information will remain confidential but will help us collect market workforce data. We will use the data to create programs to help recruit and retain a vibrant workforce. If you have questions, please reach out to our workforce development director, Alicia Frieze. 

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  • COUNCIL BLUFFS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  

    JOB BOARD

    Posting all of your available jobs to our board broadens your reach and is another benefit of being a member.  Your position will also push to our Facebook page. We have a robust subscription of residents that follow our Facebook feed. As well as a job seeker subscription where they will receive a weekly email of all positions published on our board. 

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  • COUNCIL BLUFFS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 

    YOUTH EMPLOYER

    Open up new talent pipelines by registering your business as a youth employer.  You will be listed on the site under the correct age category. Registering as a youth employer also makes you a GrowCB Business Member. 

  • IMPACT CB - PROGRAM

    Another way to get more from your membership. When you become a member of the chamber your entire team can participate in our programs including Impact CB. Impact CB is a young professionals group of the chamber and offers our members professional development, networking, volunteer, and civic engagement opportunities. Getting your young workers invested in the community shows your investment in their development encouraging longer employment and a more engaged associate.  

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  • Reach More Talent - FREE 

    with YouScience

    How does it work?

    Local employers enter company information and indicate the skills desired from potential employees.  Using a proprietary algorithm that matches each individual's talents and skills, YouScience identifies individuals that are well suited to an employer’s needs.  Qualified candidates are aligned to suitable employment opportunities in the Employer Connection Portal.

    What is YouScience and why does it matter to local businesses?

    YouScience is an aptitude-based career guidance tool being used by the chamber to help our local talent identify best-fit careers. 

    In addition, our local school systems are starting to use the platform to get students certified skills learned in Career and Technical courses that prepare them for your workforce! (Your future talent pipeline.) 

    The Employer Connection Platform connects companies to local talent, and as an engaged employer the benefits to your organization will include: 

    • Influencing talent by promoting your career opportunities. 

    • Building a better prepared and more diverse talent pipeline. 

    • Identifying specific skills necessary for needed positions within your organization. 

    • Maybe the best part… It is FREE! As an early mover, there is no cost to get your brand in front of talent! 

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  • NRG Employment Survey

    Recently, NRG Media conducted an employment survey to better understand our current job environment. The survey is complete, and we would like to share the survey results.

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  • Express Employment's Turnover Cost Calculator

    Knowing the cost of your businesses turnover is critical. Express Employment's Turnover Calculator will help you assess the cost of each position at your business.  Use this information when deciding what rention action items will have your best ROI and save your business money. 

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  • Iowa Western Community College’s Division of Economic and Workforce Development

    IWCC - Economic and Workforce Development division has training programs and grant opportunities for Iowa businesses expanding their workforce, assisting their workforce, or relocating in Council Bluffs.  A couple of their programs follow along with direct contact with their department's representatives. 

  • INDUSTRIAL NEW JOBS TRAINING (260E)

    The INJTP provides training dollars from certificates sold by Iowa’s community colleges. The certificates are paid for by the diversion of the new employees’ payroll withholding tax.

    What training costs are eligible?

    • Company and workforce assessment services and testing
    • Adult basic education and workplace literacy
    • In-plant customized training
    • Credit instructional courses
    • Vendor training
    • On-the-job training
    • Contracted or professional services

    How does a business qualify?

    • Businesses must be new or expanding.
    • Businesses engaged in manufacturing, processing or assembling products, or conducting research and development are eligible.
    • Service businesses must be engaged in interstate commerce to be eligible.
  •  IOWA JOBS TRAINING PROGRAM 260(F)

    Iowa Jobs Training Program provides forgivable loans to Iowa businesses to train existing workers. The purpose of the program is to help Iowa businesses become more competitive within their industries by providing them with the resources to maximize the skills and productivity of their workers.

    What jobs are eligible?

    • Program services are available to employees who are currently employed by the business, and for whom the business pays withholding tax.
    • Training equipment, materials, and supplies.
    • College, company, or contracted training provider.
    • Training-related travel.

    How does a business qualify?

    • Businesses engaged in manufacturing, processing, warehousing, wholesaling, or conducting research and development.
    • Businesses in service industries must serve customers outside of Iowa.

  • Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development

    Mark Stanley

    Ph: (712) 325-3375
    E-mail: mstanley@iwcc.edu 

  • Director of Economic Development

    Starlyn Perdue

    Ph: (712) 325-3705
    E-mail: sperdue@iwcc.edu

  • Iowa Western Training Program 

    IWCC classes can be delivered within your time frame and at the best location for your employees. Their instructors are experts in the field with years of hands-on experience.

     

  • Continuing Education Coordinator

    Denise Norman

    Ph: (712) 325-3415
    E-mail: dnorman@iwcc.edu

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  • IOWA'S SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

    The Iowa Western SBDC  is one of 15 regional business assistance centers statewide and serves small business needs in Pottawattamie, Shelby, Harrison, Page, Mills, Cass and Fremont counties. Along with free one-on-one business counseling, the center offers other practical business services including market research services and a variety of business education classes. Please refer to their website for available workshops, resources, or to request a consultation.