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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

Creston, 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.

Jeff lost his job after having worked 24 years for the same employer. Jeff decided he needed to work rather than take advantage of going to school with all expenses paid by Trade Adjustment Assistance. He gained employment at Eaton Corp. only four months after losing his job. Jeff was employed at Eaton’s for 14 months and laid off again. Not giving up on the type of work he has known and done nearly all his life, Jeff was determined to find employment in the manufacturing field again. And he did - Jeff was off only three months this time and gained employment at Mahle in Atlantic, IA. Mahle gives a rigid math test that most people do not pass the first time. Jeff took advantage studying the tutorial provided by the company before taking the test. His time and efforts paid off, Jeff scored a 100%! His time, effort, determination and persistence have always worked in Jeff’s favor.

This is just one example of the many success stories from IowaJobs.org and the Creston Workforce Center. To learn more about how IowaJobs.org can help you, contact the Creston Workforce Center at (641) 782-2119.


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