Category Archives: covid

Voluntary Shared Work Program

The Voluntary Shared Work (VSW) program may be a viable option for employers dealing with challenges from COVID-19. The program is intended for use as an alternative to layoffs and can be an effective tool for Iowa businesses experiencing a temporary decline in regular business activity. Approved VSW plans may be valid for up to one…
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Resources for Small Businesses

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Coronavirus Continuity is important for every stage of business. With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 (the coronavirus) now present in Iowa, below are reliable resources to help your small business plan and prepare for your business operations. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched Coronavirus.gov,…
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Iowa Workforce Development

Iowa Workforce Development FAQs Iowa Workforce Development is offering guidance about unemployment insurance for employers and workers. Frequently Asked Questions Employers - COVID-19 and Unemployment Insurance Questions Employers - Voluntary Shared Work Program Workers - COVID19 and Unemployment Insurance Questions COVID-19 Updates and Resources If you have additional questions, please contact Iowa Workforce Development at…
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U.S. Small Business Administration

Guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration Here is the latest information we have regarding disaster assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). We’re waiting on Iowa to be designated as eligible for small businesses in the state to apply for assistance in the form of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). Because these are…
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