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IWD is building a one-stop shop to provide individualized assistance for employers facing workforce challenges. If needed, we can post vacant jobs on IowaWORKS.gov within 24 hours.

 
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Customer Service is here to help. You can submit an Unemployment Help Request Form for the fastest service. You can also email us @ uiclaimshelp@iwd.iowa.gov or call  1-866-239-0843 for immediate or urgent issues, no waiting on hold required.

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IS YOUR RESUME A BARRIER TO YOUR NEXT JOB?

Open Doors with a Well-Written Resume

Visit an IowaWORKS Center for free help in creating a resume that will get you hired.

 

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Need Help in Your Job Search?

IowaWORKS Centers are Located River to River and Border to Border.
Our talented and friendly staff are here to guide, encourage and empower you.

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Explore the job opportunities in Iowa

Set up an account on IowaWORKS.gov, Iowa's largest job bank.

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

Connect with Iowa companies committed to hiring veterans.

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Learn Valuable Skills

A Registered Apprenticeship is your ticket to a great future.

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Learn more about innovative programs to help drive success with your business.

Job Openings Located on IowaWORKS.gov

74,941

As of January 31, 2023

Employers with Most Posted OpeningS

  1. The University of Iowa - 1,973
  2. Hy-Vee, Inc - 982
  3. Trinity Health - 889
  4. UnityPoint Health - 808
  5. Care Initiatives - 776

Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov

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

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

  • We love showing off the work that the Employer Innovation Grant can do! See how the Marion Economic Development Corp and Mercy Cedar Rapids partnered to help high school students get a head start on their health care career.

  • Last year, Governor Reynolds announced Iowa's first-ever Teacher/Paraeducator Registered Apprenticeship (TPRA) program to jumpstart careers in education across Iowa. The program helps current high school students and adult paraeducators earn credentials all while learning and working in the classroom. 

    The program began in the 2022-2023 school year, with Governor Reynolds awarding $45.6 million to 134 school districts to begin their own RA programs and create over 1,000 new apprentices. TPRA creates an on-the-job learning environment for aspiring teachers, whether they're about to finish high school or graduate college. Current high school students will be able to earn a paraeducator certificate and associates degree, and paraeducators will be able earn their bachelor's degree.

    Storm Lake is one of 134 Iowa school districts offering a new way to start a career in education. Take a look at the video below to see how the program is working to bring more teachers into the classroom and strengthen Iowa's education workforce.

     

  • 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.

  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa. Three Iowa business share how women have become an important part of their workforce and encourage others to consider a career in manufacturing.  Find more information about manufacturing careers at www.IowaWORKS.gov. 

  • The event at Camp Dodge, Iowa, featured guest speakers, and Home Base Iowa staff shared with our Veteran audience about the resources available to help them transition to a successful civilian career.

  • Innovation grant helps high school students get a head start on their health care career
  • Storm Lake is one of 134 Iowa school districts offering a new way to start a career in education.
  • 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.
  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa.
  • June event helps bring women veterans together to network and celebrate

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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