Iowa Workforce to launch program

Iowa Workforce Development will launch its new Reemployment Case Management (RCM) program next month.

Beginning the week of January 9, the new program will offer extensive job search assistance to newly unemployed Iowans with the goal of getting them back to work more quickly.

The RCM program has been tailored to Iowa's unemployment process, based on national models, to provide enhanced services so claimants can more quickly discover the best possible pathway toward a new job and minimize the amount of time spent receiving unemployment benefits.

When fully implemented, the RCM program will include 18 new career planners who are assigned to meet individually with Iowans seeking reemployment beginning with the first week of their unemployment claims.