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IWD is building a one-stop shop to provide individualized assistance for employers facing workforce challenges. If needed, we can post vacant jobs on within 24 hours. Contact us at 1-833-469-2967, or choose one of the options below.

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Visit an IowaWORKS Center for free help in creating a resume that will get you hired.


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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.

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Explore the job opportunities in Iowa

Set up an account on, 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.

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Learn more about innovative programs to help drive success with your business.

Job Openings Located on


As of December 7, 2022

Employers with Most Posted OpeningS

  1. The University of Iowa - 1,895
  2. UnityPoint Health - 1,423
  3. Hy-Vee, Inc - 1,131
  4. Trinity Health - 907
  5. Care Initiatives - 800

Top Job Postings on

  1. Registered Nurses
  2. Nursing Assistants
  3. Retail Salespersons
  4. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  5. Physicians, All Other
  6. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers
  7. Customer Service Representatives
  8. Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners
  9. Stockers and Order Fillers
  10. First-Line Supervisors of Food Preparation and Serving Workers

See other jobs with the most postings on!

  • We love showing off the work that the Employer Innovation Grant can do! See how the Marion Economic Development Corp and Mercy Cedar Rapids partnered to help high school students get a head start on their health care career.

  • Homes for Iowa is a program that helps returning citizens build the skills they need for their future while building houses for Iowans who need them. These formerly incarcerated men at the Newton Correctional Facility are gaining work experience in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, construction, and more while they create homes that qualifying Iowans can purchase.

  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa. Three Iowa business share how women have become an important part of their workforce and encourage others to consider a career in manufacturing.  Find more information about manufacturing careers at 

  • The event at Camp Dodge, Iowa, featured guest speakers, and Home Base Iowa staff shared with our Veteran audience about the resources available to help them transition to a successful civilian career.

  • Lakeside Village is a Senior Community Center in Panora, Iowa. With the help of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant, the staff was able to receive certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local CNA training center. Now they're able to better care for their senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at

  • Innovation grant helps high school students get a head start on their health care career
  • Homes for Iowa is a program that helps returning citizens build the skills they need for their future while building houses for Iowans who need them.
  • Women are shaping the manufacturing industry across Iowa.
  • June event helps bring women veterans together to network and celebrate
  • Future Ready Iowa Grant helps assisted living community train CNAs.


Governor Reynolds launched the Child Care Taskforce to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa.

Learn more about the task force

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.

Careers with IWD