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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.

 

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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 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.

Job Openings Located on IowaWORKS.gov

85,225

As of September 24, 2022

Employers with Most Posted OpeningS

  1. The University of Iowa - 1,823
  2. UnityPoint Health - 1,446
  3. Hy-Vee, Inc - 1,319
  4. Trinity Health - 918
  5. Accura HealthCare - 630

Top Job Postings on IowaWORKS.gov

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

See other jobs with the most postings on IowaWORKS.gov!

  • 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 www.IowaWORKS.gov. 

  • 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 FutureReadyIowa.gov

  • At Eastern Iowa Community College, there's no such thing as "too many chefs in the kitchen." As we celebrate #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth in July, we also wanted to show off the hard-working students in their Registered Apprenticeship program. Find out how students can earn while they learn as a Registered Apprentice by visiting EarnAndLearnIowa.gov

  • 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.
  • At Eastern Iowa Community College, there's no such thing as "too many chefs in the kitchen." As we celebrate #NationalCulinaryArtsMonth in July, we also wanted to show off the hard-working students in their Registered Apprenticeship program.

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.

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.

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