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Those looking for entry-level, permanent or temporary/seasonal employment should plan to attend a Job and Resource Fair.
The event will run from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept.12, 2017, inside the Social Hall at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, 220 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City.
The Job and Resource Fair is free and open to the community. RSVP to the Job & Resource Fair Facebook Event to let participating employers know you’ll be there, and to receive updates and reminders as the event approaches.
Confirmed employers include:
- City of Iowa City
- Centro Incorporated
- REM Iowa
- Discount Tire
- Durham School Services
- Iowa Workforce Development
- Kelly Services
- Remedy Staffing
- Robert Half
- Olive Garden
- Iowa DOT
- The ARC of Southeast Iowa
- University of Iowa
- Johnson County
- People Ready
Employers, it isn't too late for employers to participate. To secure a table at the event, employers must register online at icjobandresourcefair.eventbrite.com, and pay a $30 registration fee.
This event is sponsored by the City of Iowa City, Iowa Works, Shelter House, Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services and Successful Living.
For more information, contact City of Iowa City Equity Director Stefanie Bowers at 319-356-5022 or Stefanie-Bowers@iowa-city.org.
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CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Starting next week, the Cedar River Trail parking lot just south of McCloud Place NE will be closed until approximately next spring, as neighboring construction takes place at the McCloud Bridge. The Cedar River Trail remains open. Parking for the trail can be accessed to the north on Werner Avenue NE (off Center Point Road NE). To view a map of trails and additional parking locations, visit: http://www.cedar-rapids.org/
While solar eclipses are a regular event, occurring, on average, once every 18 months, most of them happen across oceans or sparsely populated areas. This year's event is the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 38 years. The next may not come for another seven years. Vox.com has published a handy tool to find out how much of an eclipse will be visible from your zip code.
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Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook. Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area. Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA. For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.
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Weather permitting, on Thursday, August 17, 2017, Holt Avenue, between Oakridge Avenue and Gould Street, will be closed to through traffic. In addition, Oakridge Avenue will be reduced to one lane of alternating traffic at Holt Avenue. Access will be maintained to properties at all times. This closure and lane reduction are necessary to facilitate street pavement repair work in the area. It is anticipated that Holt Avenue and Oakridge Avenue will reopen to normal traffic by early afternoon on Friday, August 18th.
Motorists are encouraged to take note of this closure and seek an alternate route during this time period. As always, caution should be exercised when driving through all construction areas.
For updated information on road construction in Iowa City, visit icgov.org/roadconstruction.
CHICAGO -- The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin's tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.
Ervin finished a triple shy of hitting for the cycle with an RBI single and an RBI double in Cincinnati's nine-run second inning. Joey Votto also belted a three-run homer that inning.
CEDAR RAPIDS – Effective Monday, August 21, Wilson Ave SW will be closed to eastbound traffic at 9th Street SW for utility maintenance. Work is expected to take five (5) hours. Traffic may experience delays and should seek alternate route.
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Heartland Youth for Christ will be holding their Rappel For A Cause event Saturday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The following streets will be closed during the event:
- 3rd Street SE from 4th Avenue SE to 5th Avenue SE
There will be parking restrictions on Friday, August 18, 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please see the hosting organizations website for additional information: http://heartlandyfc.org/
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – Benz Beverage Depot will be holding the Beer Nuts Beer Festival Saturday, August 19, 2017, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
The following street will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for this event:
- 7th Avenue SE between 5th Street SE and 6th Street SE
Please see the Benz Beverage Depot website for additional information:
CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance will be holding The 2017 Downtown Farmer’s Market this Saturday, August 19, 2017, beginning at 7:30 a.m. (set-up time 5:00 a.m.) and ending at Noon (tear down time 1:00 p.m.). This year, the following streets will be utilized for the event:
- 3rd Avenue SE from alley between 1st Street SE and 2nd Street SE to 6th Street SE
- 2nd Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE
- 3rd Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE
- 5th Street SE from 2nd Avenue SE to 4th Avenue SE
A “No Parking/Tow Away” zone will be enforced on these streets from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. per Municipal Code Sections 61.094 and 61.094A. Guests of the market are encouraged to use the 4th Avenue, GTC, 5 Seasons or Convention Complex parking ramps located within a few blocks of the Market. For additional parking information, please visit www.parkcedarrapids.com. Parking ramps are handicapped-accessible and market patrons with special needs are encouraged to use those areas.
Please see Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance for additional information.