JOB CONNECTIONS: State Offers New Way

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A job could be a few computer clicks away for people who want to work in Iowa's education system. That is the hope of a new website,, that Governor Terry Branstad unveiled in his Monday morning weekly news conference with reporters.

The site requires all Iowa public school districts to list positions in education, so applicants can find them all in one place. "This would be a great advantage for former Iowans that want to come back, as well as others that have an interest in teaching in Iowa."

Branstad lamented that he wished this site could have been active a few years ago when his daughter, living in California at the time, searched for a job back in Iowa.

The site, which the department of education said contained 771 vacancies as of Monday afternoon, will also post jobs from the department of education, area education agencies, participating nonpublic schools, and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners.