Official State of Iowa Website Here is how you know

Plan Your Career

Iowa Workforce Development offers a variety of services to Iowans at our IowaWORKS Centers, the heart of the workforce development system. IowaWORKS staff can help you with a variety of needs, including the following:

  • find a new or better job
  • explore and choose a career
  • access training
  • get information needed to succeed in today’s economy is now

IowaWORKS is the #1 source of jobs in Iowa. Find a career matching your skills and experience or explore training opportunities to help you get the job you want. Search Iowa’s largest job bank 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

IowaJobs Microsites

Green.Jobs by the National Labor Exchange

Search for job openings from other states, as well as Iowa, at

Create a Resume

A resume is a marketing tool that conveys why an individual is the right person for the job. Our resume building tool requires no writing skills and instead, relies on a prompt-and-response approach to create descriptive, skills-based information. Create your resume by logging into IowaWORKS website.

Career Exploration

Whether a student searching for your first career or an established job-seeker considering a career change, find some great tools and resources for exploring careers  



Employment and Disability 

Ticket to Work

Federal Bond Program

Future Ready Iowa

Iowa Labor Market Information - Career Exploration Resources

My Next Move

My Next Move for Veterans


Resource Guide for Job Seekers

Register for Work

You must register for work when you apply for Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits and are no longer attached to an employer. You may register for work at IowaWORKS website.

If you do not live in Iowa, you must register for work with the nearest One-Stop Career Center in the state where you reside. You can find workforce services near you by using America’s Service Locator

Completing your work registration is a separate process from applying for UI benefits.

Review these Frequently Asked Questions about Unemployment Insurance and registering for work.