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A Better Job is in Your Future

Don't let barriers hold you back. Tap into Future Ready Iowa resources to help you bust through obstacles in your way.

2,000+ Iowa Businesses are Hiring Veterans

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Job Openings Located on IowaWORKS.gov

85,099

As of August 10, 2022

Employers with Most Posted OpeningS

  1. The University of Iowa - 2,170
  2. UnityPoint Health - 1,995
  3. Trinity Health - 891
  4. Hy-Vee, Inc. - 823
  5. McDonald's Corporation - 621

Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov

  1. Registered Nurses 
  2. Nursing Assistants 
  3. Retail Salespersons
  4. Customer Service Representatives 
  5. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 
  6. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers - 
  7. Physicians, All Other 
  8. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
  9. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 
  10. Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers

See other jobs with the most postings on IowaWORKS.gov!

  • The Greene County Early Learning Center is moving into a new facility thanks in part to the Future Ready Iowa Child Care Challenge Grant. Find out how the grant helped create lasting community partnerships along with additional child care slots. 

  • Iowa needs truck drivers and the state is helping Veterans transition into this high-demand career! The Iowa Department of Transportation will waive Commercial Driver's License (CDL) testing for eligible Veterans who have related military experience and have been out of the service for less than a year. Find out more details, including the full list of requirements here: https://iowadot.gov/mvd/military_cdl 

  • Homes for Iowa is a program that helps returning citizens build the skills they need for their future while building houses for Iowans who need them. These formerly incarcerated men at the Newton Correctional Facility are gaining work experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, construction, and more while they create homes that qualifying Iowans can purchase.

  • Having a child care facility equipped to care for children with special needs is a top priority for their working parents. In Ames, Iowa, ChildServe has been providing child care for kids with Autism more than five years, and now they are able to expand their services thanks to the Child Care Challenge Grant.  Find out how the grant is being used at their facility in Ames and how it will impact the community, especially for parents of a young child with Autism. 
     

  • Home Base Iowa helps serve Veterans like Matthew Trout every day. Listen to Matthew’s story to find out why he says Iowa is the perfect place for Veterans and their families to live and work. Find out how HBI can serve you or a loved one at HomeBaseIowa.gov

  • The Greene County Early Learning Center is moving into a new facility thanks in part to the Future Ready Iowa Child Care Challenge Grant.
  • Iowa needs truck drivers and the state is helping Veterans transition into this high-demand career!
  • Homes for Iowa is a program that helps returning citizens build the skills they need for their future while building houses for Iowans who need them.
  • In Ames, Iowa, ChildServe has been providing child care for kids with Autism more than five years, and now they are able to expand their services thanks to the Child Care Challenge Grant.
  • Listen to Matthew’s story to find out why he says Iowa is the perfect place for Veterans and their families to live and work.

CHILD CARE TASK FORCE

Governor Reynolds launched the Child Care Taskforce to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa.

Learn more about the task force

Iowa Workforce Development Careers

Iowa Workforce Development is currently hiring for a variety of positions across Iowa. Learn more about growing your career, your skillset and your future with IWD.

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