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This Week in the Corridor
Workforce Resources 101: Federal Bonding Program

What is it?
The Federal Bonding Program provides a business insurance policy to protect employers who hire "at-risk" individuals that can be hard-to-place in the workforce. This fidelity bond covers loss of money or property that is due to employee dishonesty such as theft, larceny, forgery or embezzlement.
Who does it cover?
The program covers individuals involved in the justice system, those in recovery from substance abuse, Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) recipients, those with poor credit, economically disadvantaged individuals without work history, and dishonorably discharged military.
What are the benefits?
  • Employers have more confidence hiring from a diverse and expanded labor pool.
  • Employers have peace of mind in hiring.
  • Self-sufficiency of the individual benefits the local economy.
  • Less recidivism (also good for the local community).
  • Job applicants can market themselves and increase employment prospects.
There is no cost to the employer, no deductible, and no paperwork.
Over 52,000 applicants have been helped through the program. 99% of them proved to be honest employees and are contributing to industries who support the nation's economy.
For more information:
Read the full article for the full requirements or c ontact Iowa's Federal Bonding Program Coordinator Richelle Seitz, 515-725-3891.

News to Know
Siouxland Lean Consortium

The Siouxland Lean Consortium will be hosting their 6th Annual Conference on April 23. Attendees will hear from professionals and learn about lean business practices.

Check out their website for more information and to register.

Durham to work on more housing in Storm Lake

Debi Durham, Iowa Finance Authority Director, will be visiting Storm Lake to discuss city housing. Her plan is to talk about housing issues and how tax credits and other legislative changes can help address the housing shortages in rural Iowa.

Learn more about the visit.

Proposed Spencer Arts District plans would fill Gary's on the River, Hallmark building

Wednesday, McClure presented a framework to create an arts and cultural district in downtown Spencer. A representative from McClure unveiled a website outlining the framework, the goals, and the steps to reach those goals.

Read more about the plans for a Spencer Arts District.
Investor Spotlight
Each week, we want to feature and thank the businesses and individuals that have committed to economic development and growth in our communities. To learn more about these investors and others, visit our Business Directory !
Sector:  Business Services/Other
Location: Spencer
Description:  Over the years Dyno's has had steady growth in sales and has changed its sales emphasis as the times have changed. Dyno Oil Co., Inc. was the second in the State to market gasohol and distributed Ethanol all over Iowa. At one time Dyno Oil Co., Inc. had four bulk plants, four tank trucks, and three transport trucks.

Emmet County
Sector: Cities & Counties
County Seat: Estherville
DescriptionEmmet County was organized on February 7, 1859. It is situated in the northern tier of Iowa counties and is bounded on the north by the state of Minnesota; on the east by Kossuth County; on the south by Palo Alto County; and on the west by Dickinson County. 

Jobs in the Iowa Lakes Corridor
Post your jobs where quality candidates are already looking:

See these and other current job openings here.

Job Title Employer Date
Delivery Personnel Appliance & Furniture RentAll 3/25/2019
Y-Kids Before/After School & Summer Help Bedell Family YMCA 3/26/2019
Parts Technician Parks Marina 3/27/199

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