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For Immediate Release: November 8, 2011
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the First United Methodist Church Provide Workforce Virtual Access Point in Chariton

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development has partnered with First United Methodist Church to provide virtual workforce services to the community of Chariton. The access point creates access to workforce services through at a familiar community location.

“The access point system provides Iowans with the opportunity to utilize workforce services in a convenient location close to home,” indicated Iowa Workforce Development director Teresa Wahlert. “With 350 access points, 16 regional centers and 3 satellite offices we have more than tripled our access for Iowans and we will continue adding locations throughout the year.”

By utilizing current community locations, the department is able to provide cohesive workforce services to a broader audience within local communities not served with a physical workforce office. Individuals can connect with a workforce professional through 866-239-0843 or live chat at an access point. The access technology is available from 8:00AM to 8:00PM, Monday through Friday and 10:00AM till 2:00PM on Saturdays. Staff members will continue to be available from 8:00AM till 4:30PM Monday through Friday within the regional centers and satellite offices.

The First United Methodist Church access point will be open to the public on Tuesday from 9:00 AM – Noon and on Thursday from 1:00 PM-4:00 PM. The access point is located at 923 Roland in Chariton.

Additional access points in Chariton are located at the Chariton Library, Indian Hills Community College Campus and the Lucas County Veterans’ Affairs Office. Visit www.iowaworkforce.org for more information on access points.



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