Fort Dodge - Iowa Workforce Development Encourages Iowans to use


For Immediate Release: March 5, 2009
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646

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Iowa Workforce Development Encourages Iowans to use

Ft. Dodge, Iowa – Whether looking for a job or seeking to hire qualified applicants, Iowa Workforce Development encourages Iowans to begin their search with

"By using, employers and job seekers can take advantage of the many services we provide,” said Elisabeth Buck, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. “ offers something for everyone statewide."

At any given time, over 13,000 jobs are posted. Many of Iowa’s top employers have their job openings automatically added to directly from their web sites. This ensures that only the most current jobs are posted.

Employers can take advantage of the many screening options available to guarantee only qualified applicants are submitted. They can also save time by having Iowa Workforce Development staff manage their job postings. In addition, employers can find access to labor market information along with other employment data.

On February 2nd, a local employer posted a job on for an advanced secretarial position that required excellent typing skills with a high level of accuracy. Because of this requirement, applicants were required to take a typing test through IWD before applying. After seeing the posting, an applicant inquired about the position and went into the Ft. Dodge Workforce Center to take the test. She met the requirements of the position and was provided with the referral information. By February 20th, this applicant had been interviewed, hired and started working at her new job. The employer was very pleased with the quick response and the good quality of candidates referred.

With thousands of internet views per day, can offer a unique pool of applicants that no one else can provide. To learn more about how can help you, contact the Ft. Dodge Workforce Center at (515) 576-3131.