“We plan to expand our business and we
need labor market information.”
Current Labor Market Information is available
at - www.iowaworkforce.org/lmi
You can find the latest Iowa economic trends at
“Can I list job openings for our company?”
Job listings can be listed at no charge on the Internet.
“Where do I find the laws governing employment?”
Staff at IWD provides consulting services regarding federal and state laws.
Federal & State Links -
Labor Division -
“We are considering starting a new business, where should I begin?”
You should consider three contacts: the local IWD office, local chamber of
commerce office, and the area economic development office.
If you are a small business, additional guidance can be given by the Small
Business Administration (www.sba.gov).
“How do I become a federal contractor?”
Contracts with the government allows for another avenue of business revenue. For
information about federal contracting
“Finding the right employee takes time. How can IWD help us?"
Screening and assessment are the keys to finding the right match. IWD offers
testing in a variety of areas and can work with your business to administer
your company’s assessment.
“With the changing economy, we need to revise our job descriptions and policy
manuals. Can you help us?”
Contact IWD for information and visit O*Net
“Are there any financial tax incentives available?”
Numerous tax incentive programs are available through federal and state
programs. Contact IWD for current information or visit
“Our business needs to respond to the ever growing diverse workforce. How
can we learn more?”
America’s workforce has many new faces and your business needs to remain
educated about the people who you employ. Labor laws can pertain to certain
groups of employees.
Child labor laws
American Disabilities Act - http://www.ada.gov,
“What information is required to be posted at our business?”
Required posters can be found at
http://www.iowaworks.org/reqposters.htm or call IWD for a copy.
“We want to improve making our business more accessible for our employees
and customers. Where can I get information about accessibility?”
Hiring individuals with disabilities
“Workers' Compensation and Unemployment Insurance can be so complicated.
Who do I contact for clarification?”
Work Compensation Division -
Unemployment Insurance Services Division -
“Our company is experiencing a workforce adjustment with a plant closing
or layoff, we need help”
For mass layoff or a plant closing, a rapid response team can be organized to
address the situation. Job search workshops, new training opportunities, and
registration for unemployment insurance are services available through the
local IWD office.
“Educating our employees is a high priority. Does IWD provide any
IWD strives to meet the employment needs of our community businesses. Partnerships with area community
colleges, economic development groups, and other private and public
organizations have resulted in training opportunities on various
employment topics near a business locality. Contact IWD to inform us of
your training needs.
Iowa Workforce Development Region 1