What Our Iowa Workforce
Development Centers Offer

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IWD offers a full range of services designed to help companies recruit, train and develop workers. Most of these services are provided at no cost.

Here's a quick look at how IWD can help:

Employers can access 65,000 potential workers in IWD's data base. In addition to these leads, IWD also has a mountain of information about available labor force for specific jobs by region and county; job projections and trends, the going market price of wage and benefit packages for specific occupations, and other useful occupational information.

Employers can list their jobs on IWD's web site at no cost just by placing a job order at a local IWD Center. IWD takes care of the details to help employers reach a larger group of potential job applicants via the Internet.

IWD can link employers with Job Central National Labor Exchange, one of the largest computerized job banks on the Internet to reach a broader group of applicants. Job seekers can also post their resumes on-line while employers can review them first-hand.  Job orders placed at Centers which meet Job Central National Labor Exchange requirements are automatically listed.

IWD Centers offer proficiency testing in typing, 10-Key and data entry to help provide a good match between the employer's job requirements and available applicants. Not only does this reduce turnover costs, it also helps employers identify training and development opportunities.

IWD also provides Work Keys to offer employers another tool to match the best job with the right applicant and reduce turnover. This assessment tool can be used with applicants as well as current employers to identify training areas to help increase worker productivity.

IWD resources don't end with recruitment. IWD provides consulting services about the laws governing employment and the work force. Employers may obtain consultation on OSHA, tax information, Workers' Compensation, unemployment insurance and hiring practices.

Through a network of agencies and resources, businesses can be referred to the appropriate source to learn about and resolve a variety of work force issues, saving time and money. IWD provides seminars to help on employment and management issues.

IWD doesn't provide these services by itself. We team with community colleges, local business development groups and other government organizations to help your business grow.

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