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.
• 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
- Summary Guide to Application and
- 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
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.
(Publication: 70-0006 - PDF Size - 735 KB)
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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)
labor market information can provide information on prevailing wages,
availability of workers along with the
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.
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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