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For Immediate Release: January 13, 2010
Contact: Peggy Murray: (563) 556-5800 ext. 130

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Northeast Iowa ECI//NICC/Iowa Works/DALMC Offers Workshop on Drug Impairment

DUBUQUE, IOWA – The Northeast Iowa Employers’ Council (ECI) in conjunction with Iowa Works, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), and Dubuque Area Labor Management Council (DALMC) are offering a workshop on “Signs and Symptoms of Drug Impairment”. Corporal Steve Eastvedt, with the City of Dubuque Police Department will be the guest speaker. Corporal Eastvedt is a hostage negotiator, gang expert and a Certified Drug Recognition Expert.

Drug impairment can impact workforce productivity and is a growing concern for employers. Most drug users, binge and heavy drinkers, and people with substance abuse disorders are employed. Corporal Eastvedt’s presentation will cover the signs and symptoms of drug impairment, provide information on workplace drug testing, and give the attendee knowledge and awareness of the common drugs in our area.

This educational workshop will be offered at Iowa Works in the NICC Town Clock Center for Professional Development at 680 Main Street, Second Floor, Dubuque, Iowa from 9:00 am – 11:30 am on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. The registration fee is $19.00. To register, please contact Marie Blum by phone at (563) 557-8271 ext. 380 or by e-mail at

The Northeast IA Employer’s Council, supported by Iowa Workforce Development Region 1, including Dubuque, Delaware, Clayton, Fayette, Allamakee, Chickasaw, Howard, and Winneshiek counties is part of the statewide Employers’ Council of Iowa system. This council, in partnership with NICC and DALMC, provides both educational and networking opportunities for employers and human resource professionals.


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