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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

Burlington, 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.

Janice Sportsman from the Fort Madison Public Library had a job opening because of a retirement. She contacted Iowa Workforce Development for help in filling that position. Gerilyn Gardner was seeking employment and had previous library experience. She was referred to the position and was hired.

“I was very fortunate to get Gardner because she already had experience in working with the public and in a library,” said Sportsman.

This is just one example of the many success stories from IowaJobs.org and Burlington Workforce Center. To learn more about how IowaJobs.org can help you, contact the Burlington Workforce Center at (319) 753-1671.


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