‘Iowa is open’: Gov. Reynolds defends decision to end participation in unemployment programs

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KCAU) – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds discussed a final report released by her ‘Feeding Iowans Task Force’ during a press conference on Wednesday.

Gov. Kim Reynolds said she defends her decision to end federal pandemic-related unemployment boosts.

“We have more jobs open then we have people on unemployment. Iowa is open. Our schools are open. Our daycares are open. Our economy is recovering. And so we want to continue that recovery and it time to help Iowans not only get the skills but to help match them up with jobs that are available.,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds said the state is working with community colleges and Future Ready Iowa to provide programs to help Iowans gain employment quickly.

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