jobs http://iowapublicradio.org en Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream http://iowapublicradio.org/post/free-time-forgotten-american-dream-1 <p>What is at the heart of the American dream? Bigger houses, fancier clothes, faster cars... or is it about having time for family, friends and community?</p><p>For decades University of Iowa Associate Professor Benjamin Hunnicutt has studied why we work as hard as we do, why we’re work obsessed, and how attitudes about work and leisure in our culture have changed over time. His is also the author of <em>Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream</em>.</p><p></p><p><strong>On economic progress - </strong></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 20:25:38 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 37397 at http://iowapublicradio.org Free Time: The Forgotten American Dream Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/best-and-worst-jobs-2013 <p>For 25 years, CareerCast.com has ranked the best and worst jobs. &nbsp; Their rating is based on physical&nbsp;demands, work environment, income, stress, and hiring outlook.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Ben</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Kieffer talks with a few people that are on the best and worst lists. &nbsp;Find out what people in those jobs think about their ranking. &nbsp;It includes a Biomedical Engineer, an Oil Rig Worker, an Audiologist, and a Newspaper Reporter. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Fri, 10 May 2013 18:18:35 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Ben Stanton 20577 at http://iowapublicradio.org Best and Worst Jobs of 2013 Unverferth adds jobs in a drought year http://iowapublicradio.org/post/unverferth-adds-jobs-drought-year <p>Farm equipment maker Unverferth Manufacturing Incorporated is taking a leap of faith by adding jobs with the help of a 600 thousand dollar boost from the Iowa Economic Development Authority.</p><p>The Shell Rock plant is Butler County’s largest employer with 425 current jobs. The state money will be used to build a&nbsp; 6 million dollar expansion and create 75 jobs over three years.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 21:12:23 +0000 Pat Blank 8338 at http://iowapublicradio.org Unverferth adds jobs in a drought year Obama, Romney Push Job Numbers in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/obama-romney-push-job-numbers-iowa <p></p><p>Both the Republican and Democratic national conventions are over. And both presidential candidates were in Iowa yesterday. &nbsp;Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney were using new jobs numbers to sway voters.</p><p>More than 8,000 people crowded outside Jessup Hall at the University of Iowa. A late afternoon rain soaked the crowd… many dressed in Hawkeye yellow and black as well as ponchos. &nbsp;But the sky cleared up for Vice President Joe Biden to introduce the president.</p><p></p> Sat, 08 Sep 2012 04:40:13 +0000 Clay Masters 7624 at http://iowapublicradio.org Obama, Romney Push Job Numbers in Iowa Romney Pushes Small-Government Solutions in Eastern Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/romney-pushes-small-government-solutions-eastern-iowa <p>Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney made a campaign stop at a manufacturing plant in Bettendorf Wednesday - not far from where President Obama wrapped up his three-day campaign swing through Iowa a week earlier.</p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:43:39 +0000 Sandhya Dirks 6804 at http://iowapublicradio.org Romney Pushes Small-Government Solutions in Eastern Iowa New Skills=New Life http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-skillsnew-life <div>The job market can be a challenge for anyone these days, but imagine what it&rsquo;s like for someone who&rsquo;s spent time in prison or who has a less than stellar work history for other reasons. &nbsp;Iowa Public Radio&rsquo;s Pat Blank reports on an innovative program in Northeast Iowa that&rsquo;s slowly making a difference.</div> Mon, 02 Jul 2012 23:53:53 +0000 Pat Blank 4141 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Skills=New Life Growing need for physician assistants prompts new training program http://iowapublicradio.org/post/growing-need-physician-assistants-prompts-new-training-program <p><br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; In the Quad Cities, Davenport&rsquo;s St. Ambrose University will soon be opening a new program for training physician assistants.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; The job market is good for the female-dominated profession, but class sizes are limited.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 13:30:24 +0000 Dean Borg 2620 at http://iowapublicradio.org Growing need for physician assistants prompts new training program