Latest News Releases and Announcements
IowaWORKS Offices Closed for Staff In-Service
IowaWORKS offices will be closed on Monday, February 20th for a staff in-service. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 21st.
Administrative offices located at 1000 E. Grand Avenue in Des Moines will remain open.
Branstad, Reynolds Announce State Workforce Development Board Subcommittee to Address Minority Unemployment
Governor Branstad and Lt. Governor Reynolds today announced a subcommittee of the State Workforce Development Board has been established to address disparities in the minority unemployment rate in Iowa. According to the latest Census information, Iowa’s statewide unemployment rate was 3.9 percent, while African Americans had an unemployment rate of 14.2 percent, Native Americans had a rate of 11 percent, Asian Americans had a rate of 5.3 percent (other pacific islanders had a rate of 13.6 percent) and Hispanic Americans had a rate of 8.1 percent for the same time period.
Iowa Workforce Development Selects Cory Kelly as New Communications Director
Cory Kelly has been hired as communications director for Iowa Workforce Development.
2016 – 2017 Legislature PowerPoint Presentation
Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend presented to the Joint Economic Development Appropriations subcommittee January 24, 2017. The presentation highlighted agency achievements during 2016 as well as outlined agency goals during 2017.