Iowa launches first statewide program recognizing family-friendly employers

12 Jan 2022


Iowa is the first state to recognize employers with family-friendly policies, such as workplace flexibility and child care assistance, with a "Best Place for Working Parents" designation, the Iowa Economic Development Authority announced today. The designation is now available to employers of all sizes in Iowa who qualify through an online assessment.

"Iowa faces an ongoing workforce shortage like most states, and we are committed to providing the necessary support our families, businesses and economy need to prosper," Governor Kim Reynolds said. "This new program recognizes employers for their investments in child care, helps them attract and retain working parents, and encourages competition and continued investment in Iowa's families."

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