For Immediate Release: March 5, 2009
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Encourages Iowans to use IowaJobs.org
Waterloo, Iowa – Whether looking for a job or seeking to hire qualified applicants, Iowa Workforce Development encourages Iowans to begin their search with IowaJobs.org.
“By using IowaJobs.org, employers and job seekers can take advantage of the many services we provide,” said Elisabeth Buck, Director of Iowa Workforce Development. “IowaJobs.org 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 IowaJobs.org 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.
A young female disabled veteran was attending school through the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation program. During her last year of studies, she applied to be in the federal work study program with Joan Koffler, Veteran Career Consultant. Through this program she was exposed to case management activities, employment workshop facilitation and one to one career counseling for persons with various barriers to employment. Two months before she completed the work study program, she began to look for a full-time job. Because of her experience, she was hired at the first company she interviewed with. They attributed her military experience, education and work study experience as the reason they chose her.
This is just one example of the many opportunities available at IowaJobs.org. To learn more about how IowaJobs.org can help you, contact the Waterloo Workforce Center at (319) 235-2123.