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Iowa Workforce Development Center Business Services

The staff at Iowa Workforce Development is ready to support or augment your internal HR capabilities.  We provide specialized HR project consultation, training, testing and recruitment.

Our menu of business services include:

Internet Job Listings:  The Iowa Works website, (, features Iowa's largest Internet job posting presence.  It is specially designed for the benefit of Iowa employers, making listings of Iowa jobs available to skilled candidates worldwide.

On-line HR References:  Beyond merely posting jobs, the Iowa Works web site is also a one-stop portal for labor market analysis, researching wage information, downloading required workplace postings and forms, and accessing the latest information on Employer Tax Credits, Worker's Compensation, and OSHA requirements.

Customized recruiting and Job Matching:  Staff are available to pre-screen job applicants through a brief interview process, matching the best candidates to fill job openings.

Complimentary Office/Conference Space:  A professional office suite and conference room can be reserved for occasional use at no charge.  The facility features, full T-1 Internet connections, and Video capability.  Conference essentials such as overhead and LCD projection equipment, speaker phone modules, marker boards, and large easel pads can be obtained through prior arrangement.

HR Resource Center:  The Workforce Center specializes in providing resource information as it relates to personnel issues in Unemployment law, employer taxation, OSHA, labor law, Worker's Comp and EEO or ADA compliance.  Electronic media resources, books, government agency information, instructional pamphlets addressing labor issues, and personalized staff assistance are available on a walk-in basis.

Employer's Council of Iowa:  This important advisory group has membership open to all businesses in the Des Moines area.  It's purpose is to guide IWD's business focus, influence policy-makers on workforce issues, address topics of concern to employers, sponsor training initiatives, and assist IWD in meeting the critical HR needs of the Des Moines area.

Business Training/Consulting:  The Workforce Center regularly provides training seminars on various HR issues.  Additional training services are available from several private and public vendors at either no cost or reduced cost.  Popular topics include:  OSHA Education, Worker's Compensation guidelines, Unemployment Insurance facts, labor law, EEO/ADA compliance, Affirmative Action planning, managerial/supervisory training, program management, team building, and trends in the Labor Market, etc.  Personal consultation is available from an IWD Business Services Representative at no cost.

Applications:  Employment applications can be reviewed by staff for EEO and ADA compliance.  Technical assistance in writing job ads to satisfy state and federal legal requirements are also available at no cost.

Generic 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.  A Generic Employment Application form is available to businesses to assist in screening job applicants.

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Testing Services:  Competency testing and pre-employment skills assessments are available as part of hiring, promotion or training processes.  These tests range from workplace skill and employability analysis to Microsoft Office proficiency.

Job Fairs:  Large-scale Job Fairs are scheduled annually.  These Job Fairs are used by Central Iowa's top businesses and attract thousands of job seekers with a wide variety of skills.  Along with an annual job fair, we have smaller weekly job fairs held at the Des Moines Workforce Center.

Interviewer Training:  We will assist you in reviewing your hiring practices, recommend and assist in the implementation of a structured interview process, and provide training to your staff.

Job Analysis:  This process assists business to identify competency requirements for jobs, build job tasks and skill requirements for job descriptions, and determine appropriate assessment practices.

Contact Information:

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New USERRA Military Service Poster:  U.S. Department of Labor officials released a new poster that they require all employers to post at their worksite.  The poster is required under the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act (USERRA).  The poster and additional information can be found on our agency website.

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