The City of Clive itself is fortunate to have a very educated workforce with 35% of residents having at least a Bachelor's Degree. The high quality of life is the draw for workforce in Clive, with the City being named as one of Top Ten Small Towns in America by Liveability.com. In addition, when a business locates in Clive they are nestled within the Greater Des Moines Metropolitan area with access to a workforce numbering over 400,000.
To leverage regional efforts the City of Clive works with multiple regional business partners to encourage a diverse and highly eduacted workforce in the Greater Des Moines Area. The below information describes those partnerships and some of the resources available describing the workforce characteristics of the Greater Des Moines Area and available tools for businesses.
Greater Des Moines Partnership
The City of Clive works with the Greater Des Moines Partnership through the City's membership to the Choose Des Moines Communities Program, to provide resources for moving or expanding a business in Clive and throughout the Greater Des Moines Area. Services include assistance with employment opportunities, information about the area, and updates on the resources provided by The Partersnhip through their programs and events for business to business networking.
The Partnership is also a vital resource for understanding the regional workforce. Click HERE for an executive summary of the workforce and education services provided by The Partnership. For more information please visit their Regional Workforce website by clicking HERE.
Iowa Workforce Development
Both the City of Clive and the Greater Des Moines Partnership partner with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) to generate useful information and reports on the status of workforce in the Greater Des Moines Area. Reports include the Greater Des Moines Regional Workforce Analysis available HERE and the Workforce Needs Assessment for Central Iowa available HERE. These reports provide detailed information on the status and availability of workforce in Greater Des Moines from which any business located in Clive can pull from to find the best employees for the success of their business.
One of IWD's signature workforce programs right now is the Skilled Iowa Initiative. The program is comprised of three components: 1) the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), 2) the Employer Intership and 3) Skilled Iowa Communities. Skilled Iowa is designed to deal with the skilled labor shortage affecting Iowa. If you are a Clive employer or a Clive resident interested in learning more about this program please visit the www.skillediowa.org website or email Assistant City Manager Matt McQuillen at firstname.lastname@example.org.