Employers find educated and productive employees
in Kossuth County. 1999 Iowa Workforce Development statistics show
95% of residents surveyed are high school graduates.
As an Enterprise Zone, Kossuth County has programs
that provide tax incentives to those willing to make an investment
in areas needing an economic boost. An educated and competent workforce
coupled with financial incentives make Kossuth County a smart choice
Of the 1,843 residents who responded to questionnaires
mailed to their household, 1,035 indicate that they were available
to work. 44% of Kossuth County respondents indicated a willingness
to make a 20-30 minute one-way trip daily to the workplace to work
for new or expanded industry. The potential Kossuth County workforce
expands to 3,356 with the inclusion of surrounding county residents
willing to commute. Statistics show that over half of the residents
accept wages ranging from $9 to $20 per hour.
Retraining Program - offers low-interest loans and forgivable loans
for up to $50,000 to retrain employees. Training funds are also
available through the Small Business New Jobs Training Program.
Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program - trains
new employees of eligible Iowa businesses who may be new to Iowa,
expanding their Iowa workforce, or relocating to the state.
Iowa New Jobs Training Program - provides job training
services to current employees of eligible businesses which are located
Business Network Training - ensures that Iowa's
workforce has the skills and expertise to compete with any workforce.
Recruitment & Immigration
Human Resource Recruitment Consortium - a unique
public-private partnership created to meet Iowa's growing need for
highly skilled employees.
is good; to work diligently is better; to work joyfully
– William Arthur Ward