For Release: September 30, 2010
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and Strengthen Rural Iowa (SRI) Partner
to Offer Workforce Services in Columbus Junction
DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development has partnered with the Strengthen Rural Iowa, a federal partnership, to locate an Iowa Career Access Point (ICAP) in Columbus Junction. The access point creates an additional entrance point into the workforce system for individuals at familiar community locations.
“Workforce services are needed now more than ever,” stated Elisabeth Buck, Iowa Workforce Development Director. “Utilizing these unique partnerships allows us to bring our services to more Iowans.”
By utilizing current community service providers and volunteers trained within the ICAP system, Iowa is able to provide cohesive workforce services to a broader audience within local communities not currently served with a satellite workforce office. Community members will receive assistance with job search techniques, résumé development, filing unemployment claims and other workforce related services.
The Columbus Junction ICAP is located at 232 2nd Street, serving individuals from 1:30-5:30 PM, Monday thru Friday. The site is currently serving individuals and will celebrate a grand opening on Wednesday, October 6th at 2:30 PM.