America's Best Workforce!
Iowa's workforce is highly educated and productive. Iowa ranks among the top five states nationally with a public high school estimated graduation rate of 86.4 percent. Iowa student scores on the ACT and SAT college entrance exams rank among the best in the country. Combined with our training incentives and our excellent educational institutions, Iowa's workforce provides a profitable advantage for an Iowa business location. Because screening, assessment and testing services are offered, a company can select the right people for the new jobs and the training reimbursements allow the company to save valuable time to train these workers up front.
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Iowa is a Right-To-Work State
Under Iowa law, an employee must not be required to join a union or pay dues or fees to any labor union, association or organization, as a condition of employment.
Iowa has one of the lowest new employer Unemployment Insurance rates in the nation. The 2013 standard new employer rate for all non-construction businesses for a three-year period is 1.1 percent on a $26,000 wage base. Over 52 percent of Iowa businesses will experience a zero rate in 2013.
Iowa's comparative workers' compensation costs continue to rank among the nation's lowest-cost third of states.