With Clarke County Unemployment Down, Local Manufacturers Get Creative to Hire

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March of 2020 and the COVID-19 crisis hit the job market in Clarke County like a hammer. Many local businesses, who depend on the area’s deep workforce pool, were forced to reduce staff or shut down completely. This took the pre-COVID unemployment rate that had been hovering

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Clarke Students Tour & Take In The Impact of Osceola Manufacturing

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October is National Manufacturer’s Month and high school students from Osceola, Iowa’s Clarke Community School district spent some time learning how their community is supported through local manufacturers. Companies like Miller Products, makers of pins and fasteners as well as international provider of CNC and Swiss CNC

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Clarke Welding Event Bolsters Student Community Connection

For the past three years, Clarke Community Schools and the Clarke County Development Corporation (CCDC) have collaborated with local business leaders to create advisory boards that will help students participate in activities that could lead to future careers in Clarke County. Friday afternoon, the Industrial Tech Advisory

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New Apprenticeship Program Helps Osceola’s Miller Products Co. Build Stronger Future

Miller Products Company, an Iowa manufacturing staple for more than eighty years, is leading the charge to build a stronger manufacturing base in South-Central Iowa. A new apprentice program for employees is serving to create a workforce that meets the growing demand for CNC machined products well

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Clarke Schools Turns Industrial Tech Program to Future-Focused Success

In just a few short years, the Clarke Community Schools Industrial Technology program has been converted from a floundering ancillary elective to one of rural Iowa’s leading technology programs. Through hard work, collaboration and a future-focus, the district and Clarke’s Industrial Technology Instructor, Dave Lyden, are preparing

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