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For Immediate Release: March 5, 2009
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646

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Iowa Workforce Development Encourages Iowans to use IowaJobs.org

Marshalltown, 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 new business owner went to the Marshalltown Workforce Center for assistance in placing an order. He needed to hire 4 full-time employees and hadn’t had any luck using the newspaper during the last month. After working with an advisor to write a job description, the order was placed on IowaJobs.org. Later that same afternoon, 12 people had already been referred to the listing. After just 10 days on the site, over 44 referrals were made and over 366 people had viewed it over the web. The business owner was very happy with the results he received from IowaJobs.org and the Marshalltown Workforce Center.

With thousands of internet views per day, IowaJobs.org can offer a unique pool of applicants that no one else can provide. To learn more about how IowaJobs.org can help you, contact the Marshalltown Workforce Development Center at (641) 754-1400.


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