With fear in the air and an information vacuum only feeding it, fraudsters are on a tear targeting businesses desperate for good news on their Small Business Administration loan and grant applications.
The number of new unemployment claims in Iowa during the week ending Saturday broke all previous records, as companies affected by closing orders and other economic fallout from the coronavirus continued to lay off workers.
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The CBJ is working hard to keep you up to date on the latest coronavirus news. This post contains a roundup of notable cancellations, closures, changes and more.
Businesses should prepare for the possibility of a worst-case scenario in which economic growth doesn’t resume until September and the unemployment climbs to 15% in the third quarter, according to a new analysis by the Conference Board.
Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids has launched an initiative encouraging employees and community members to wear a mask when outside of the home, as federal health officials begin contemplating the same.
University of Iowa faculty and staff are receiving an assist from Iowa State University as the demand for COVID-19 testing at the State Hygienic Lab – part of the UI’s Office of the Vice President for Research – increases amid the spreading pandemic.
Employers are digging in for a multitude of HR issues arising with the spread of the coronavirus, from how to minimize the spread of the infection, to addressing employees staying away from work because of worries about contracting the highly contagious bug.
Raytheon and United Technologies Corp. will complete their merger this Friday after receiving all regulatory approvals needed.
President Donald Trump signed the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act into law on March 27, but the SBA is now saying small businesses might have to wait a bit longer for economic relief from COVID-19.
The CBJ will host a series of webinars every Tuesday and Thursday designed to support businesses during the coronavirus battle. This webinar will examine “How to Market Your Business During a Crisis.”Learn More »