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Des Moines Office Hours
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays

IowaWORKS services are available at your local Access Points. An up-to-date list of Access Points can be found at IowaWorks Access Points. The department has dedicated workforce professionals ready to assist from 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday and 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturday, or by calling 866-239-0843.

We offer many fun, exciting, and free workshops centered on helping you find and keep a great job.  Topics include resumes, cover letters, money management, conflict resolution, social media, different personalities, soft skills management, and much more!  Some of the workshops even come with a certificate that can then be placed on your resume as a form of education.

Click here for a more detailed description of each workshop.

All workshops are held at the Iowa Workforce Center, located at 430 East Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, 50309, unless otherwise noted on the schedule.  Come visit us today for all of our workshops or just pick and choose those that interest you.  Free parking is also available on-site for your convenience.  We recommend you call and register for our workshops ahead of time at 515-281-9619, but walk-ins are always welcome.  The workshop schedule is listed below. See you soon!

IowaWORKS Central Iowa September 2014 Workshop Schedule

IowaWORKS Central Iowa October 2014 Workshop Schedule



Iowa State Fair Jobs

The Iowa State Fair is fast approaching, and if you would like a job working at the Iowa State Fair, applications for the Iowa State Fair Vendors & Concessionaires will be taken at:

IowaWORKS Central Iowa
430 East Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

We will be accepting applications:
July 2, 2014 through August 15, 2014
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays

For more information, visit our office or view our informational flyer (.pdf).


Monthly Job Fair

IowaWORKS Central Iowa holds monthly Job Fairs at the:

Wallace Building
First Floor Auditorium
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

(Parking available at the Grand & Pennsylvania garage or other capitol complex visitor lots found at http://das.iowa.gov/images/pdf/capitol_parking.pdf)

For more information on the job fair and who is scheduled to attend, click here.


ECI (Employer's Council of Iowa)

The Employer’s Council of Iowa is a group of employers who work in partnership with Iowa Workforce Development to meet the workforce needs of employers. It provides an employer perspective in advising IWD and other policy makers on the full range of workforce issues and topics of concern to employers. For more information, please click here.


National Career Readiness Certificate

The National Career Readiness Certificate uses three foundational skill assessments to verify to employers that an individual has essential employability skills. To find out more information about the National Career Readiness Certificate and participating employers, please click on:

Iowa National Career Readiness Certificate Participating Employers

For a list of participating Region 11 employers who recommend applications attain a National Career Readiness Certificate, please click on:

Region 11 Skilled Iowa Employers (.pdf)

NCRC testing is offered throughout the week at various locations. For a list of NCRC testing sites and contact information, please click on:

NCRC Testing Sites (.pdf)

The Des Moines IowaWORKS Central Iowa offices tests for NCRC:

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00 a.m.,
Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. and
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month at12:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Please call (515) 281-9616 or (515)281-9623 to schedule.


Conversational English

IowaWORKS Central Iowa is proud to announce a new service to residents of Iowa: “Conversational English”, Everyday English for Living in Iowa workshop.

  • The workshop is scheduled every other week from 9 AM – Noon, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, beginning Monday, January 6,

  • The workshop will be held in Room 127, at the Workforce Center, 430 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50309,

  • The workshop is free, and there are no textbooks to buy.  Class materials will be provided at no charge,

  • The workshop is designed for students who already have very basic English reading, writing, and speaking skills,

  • Students are welcome to join the class at any time after completing an assessment.

The assessment is a simple pencil and paper one, plus oral questions, designed to measure basic reading, writing and speaking skills. 

For more information, please read our information flier, stop in at the Workforce Center, or call (515) 281 9620 if you have any questions.


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Region 11 serves the following counties:

  • Boone
  • Jasper
  • Marion
  • Story
  • Dallas
  • Madison
  • Polk
  • Warren

The Region 11 office is in Des Moines.

Our office can assist you in finding  employment, moving up to a better job, filing for unemployment insurance or getting information on the latest wage and occupational trends in your area.

Region 11 is located in the heart of central Iowa, with our regional office located at:  430 E. Grand Avenue, Des Moines. (Click link for a map)

News!

You can find out what's happening with Iowa Workforce Development by visiting our new on-line Event Calendar.  You can also see what's happening in Region 11 by checking out the What's New!

Check out our Web site for more information on services provided by Iowa Workforce Development and our regional partners.  We think you will like what you see.  Thanks for visiting!

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Online Employment Registration Services

You may download, print and enter the requested information on these forms prior to visiting your nearest Iowa Workforce Development Center.

  • Employment Application (PDF) - If a job listing posted with Iowa Workforce Development requires completion of a "generic" job application, complete this Employment Application and send it to your nearest Workforce Development Center. Be sure to indicate both the employer name and job order number.

  • Service Application (PDF) - If you are interested in registering for Iowa Workforce Development services, including notification of current and future job openings, please complete this Service Application and send it to your nearest Workforce Development Center.

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