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Iowa's Employment Security Agency
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Employees - We Are Your Resource For: 

- Updating and developing new skills
- Current job marketing strategies
- Careers of the future
- Current employment opportunities
- Support and testing services
- Unemployment insurance benefits

Employers - We Can Provide: 

- Information on Iowa's labor market
- Consultation on employment regulations
- The most current employee training opportunities
- Refer productive employees to the workplace
- Skills assessment 

Iowa Workforce Development



About Iowa Workforce Development

Administrative Offices Information:
Iowa Workforce Development
1000 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50319-0209
Telephone: (515) 281-5387 or (800) JOB-IOWA
For Deaf and Hard Of Hearing, Use Relay 711
Map to Administrative Offices

Iowa Workforce Development links job placement and skill development into a system of lifelong learning and opportunity. Through resources and services created for employers, employees, and the unemployed, Iowans can take control of their economic future and the security of their families. 

Agency Mission Statement:
Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Lead Iowa’s workforce by empowering workers and businesses to succeed in a dynamic global economy.

Guiding Principles:
IWD’s fundamental principles are intended to demonstrate our commitment to customers, the state and our employees. We intend to practice what we preach to other employers by striving to be a high performance workplace, and have attempted to convey the characteristics by which we’ll judge our success in this endeavor:

  • We operate with personal, business and fiscal integrity.
  • We respect - - our customers, partners, and employees.
  • We believe in developing the potential of our employees.
  • We provide compassionate, exemplary customer service.
  • We make fact-based decisions.
  • We value open and honest communication.
  • We foster strong collaborative relationships with partners.
  • We support a diverse workforce.
  • We continually strive to improve processes and services.

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