DES MOINES, Iowa -- Wells Fargo Home Mortgage has fired a Des Moines worker over a 1963 incident at a laundromat, involving a fake dime, in the wake of new employment guidelines.
Richard Eggers, 68, was fired in July from his job as a customer service representative for putting a cardboard cutout of a dime in... Read More »
By Luke Meredith
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Workers at a Quaker Oats plant claimed their share of the largest lottery prize in Iowa history on Wednesday, sporting bright red T-shirts and traveling into town on a chartered bus before smiling for news cameras as confetti flew during a celebratory news... Read More »
By David Pitt and Ryan J. Foley
DES MOINES, Iowa -- A judge dismissed a class-action lawsuit Tuesday that claimed Iowa's state government systemically discriminated against black job applicants by allowing subtle racial bias to creep into virtually every hiring and promotion decision.
District Judge... Read More »
By Betsy Blaney
LUBBOCK, Texas -- The company that makes "pink slime" suspended operations Monday at three of four plants where the beef ingredient is made, saying officials would work to address recent public concern about the product. Read More »
An elderly Iowa woman was apparently saved from losing $1,100 after an observant grocery store clerk thought the senior citizen might be the victim of a scam.
The clerk, Paul Johnson, was working the customer service counter at a Hy-Vee supermarket in Davenport, Iowa, on Wednesday when the 87-year-old... Read More »
By Ryan J. Foley
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- After years of litigation, a judge will soon decide whether to grant thousands of black employees and job applicants monetary damages for hiring practices used by every agency of Iowa state government that they say has disadvantaged them for decades. Read More »
Kyle Dowie worked at the Hy-Vee supermarket in Urbandale, Iowa, for 25 years. His job was menial; he handled the cans and bottles brought in for recycling credits. But as a 43-year-old man with a mental disability, Dowie was happy, until he was fired last November for trying to cash in 20 cents of credits that... Read More »
By Alister Bull
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama will on Tuesday announce fresh steps to boost rural hiring on the second day of a bus tour through the heartland to explain his economic and job policies to anxious voters.
Democrat Obama, who began his three-day tour in Minnesota, visits Iowa and will end... Read More »
Utah, best known for great powder skiing, pulling celebrities to its mountains once a year for the Sundance Festival, and the country's center for the Mormon Church might just land on the map for innovative work philosophy. And it was by mistake. Sort of.
About 16 months ago, state workers started putting in... Read More »