The Blog

  • Online Exit Interviews

    Unless it’s a “don’t let the door hit you on your way out” kind of situation, where the reasons are fairly obvious, most employers need to know why employees are leaving them. After all, according to the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) at the University of California at Berkeley, the average cost to replace an employee for all categories of workers is about $4,000. Blue collar and manual workers can be replaced for an average cost of $2,000, while replacing managerial and professional employees cost as much as $7,000.

  • Partners with the Economic Alliance

    The Economic Alliance encourages local businesses to post open positions on CRICjobrush. com, a new portal created in partnership with Corridor Careers. The Economic Alliance is investing $300,000 in advertising to market this site in Iowa and neighboring Midwest communities to get the word out that we have good jobs available in the Creative Corridor right now.

  • Promote Advanced Manufacturing Careers

    A lack of skilled workers, a record number retiring baby boomers, and the generally negative perception of manufacturing as a career by Iowa’s young people – these are all factors making it difficult to fill Iowa’s manufacturing positions. Iowa’s low unemployment rate of 4. 6 percent is the lowest since the recession began.