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Our career center staff will identify the requirements of the job, search for and screen qualified applicants through our extensive computer network – at no charge.

More Ways We Can Help
• Access 5 million job seekers (110,000 in Region 1) who visit Iowa Workforce Development’s family of Web sites every month searching to find employment opportunities locally and in Iowa.
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• Post your jobs electronically, search résumés or have our center staff take care of job posting details. (Steps to Post an Online Job with Iowa Workforce Development PDF)
• Use the enhanced public/private employment Web site
• Participate in our job fairs held throughout the state.
• Outsource your application process to us to reduce costs.
• Use our career center to conduct applicant interviews.

Human Resource Tool For Hiring
Successful Interviewing Guide

The revised Successful Interviewing Guide provides valuable information to employers and workers on the application and interviewing process. The Guide was developed by Iowa Workforce Development with input from the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The Guide provides information on:

  • Writing a Job Description
  • Advertising the Job
  • Discovering an Applicant’s Qualifications
  • Avoiding Discrimination During the Hiring Process
  • Summary Guide to Application and Pre-Employment Questions
  • Sample Employment Application
  • Workforce Resources for Employers

This Guide can be printed from this web site using the Successful Interviewing Guide link below. Limited printed copies of the Guide are also available through local IWD Workforce Centers.

NOTE: The Guide is designed for general educational purposes only and is not intended, nor should it be construed as or relied upon, as legal advice. Please consult your legal counsel or other employment advisor for specific legal advice.

Successful Interviewing Guide 
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Screening and Assessment Tools
Our centers offer a variety of computer application and skills tests. These assessment tools can be used to screen new applicants or identify training needs for current employees. We can test for the following skills: clerical, legal, medical, bank reconciliation, basic math, 10 key/data entry, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. We also provide Work Keys® and AccuVision® testing. If preferred, we can administer your company’s screening and assessment program.

Layoffs and Plant Closings
We assist communities, businesses and employees involved in workforce adjustments with a rapid response team for mass layoffs or plant closings. Job search workshops, new training opportunities and registration for unemployment insurance are available.

Labor Market Information (LMI)
IWD’s labor market information can provide information on prevailing wages, availability of workers along with the Local Employment Dynamics information needed to apply for grants and tax credits.

Tax Credits and Deductions
Iowa employers who hire disadvantaged job applicants may be eligible to receive federal income tax credits under Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) orWelfare-to-Work Tax Credit (WTWTC), along with several other state and federal tax deductions.

Consulting Services
IWD provides consulting services about laws governing ADA, child labor laws, diverse workforce, employment, OSHA, Worker’s compensation, worksite disability accommodations, and Unemployment Insurance taxes and benefits.

Teaming Up with Partners
We team up with community colleges, economic development groups and other private and public organizations to help your business grow.

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