Information about Iowa Workforce Development.
New Business Engagement Division
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.
Lost Your Job?
Apply for Unemployment
Find out what you need to do and how to apply.
File Your Weekly Unemployment Claim
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
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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 @ firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
Earn Great Money
Learn Valuable Skills
A Registered Apprenticeship is your ticket to a great future.
Workforce Training Programs & Tax Credits
Learn more about innovative programs to help drive success with your business.
Job Openings Located on IowaWORKS.gov
As of June 4, 2023
Employers with Most Posted OpeningS
- The University of Iowa - 1,707
- Hy-Vee, Inc - 1,023
- UnityPoint Health - 911
- Trinity Health - 902
- McDonald's Corporation - 578
Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov
- Registered Nurses
- Retail Salespersons
- Nursing Assistants
- Customer Service Representatives
- Physicians, All Other
- Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
- Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
- First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Stockers and Order Fillers
- First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
See other jobs with the most postings on IowaWORKS.gov!
UNEMPLOYMENT FILING HELP
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.
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.