Welcome to Central Iowa!
Iowa Workforce Development
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.
IowaWORKS services are
available at your local Access Points. An up-to-date list of Access Points
can be found at
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
April 2014 Workshop Schedule
IowaWORKS Central Iowa
May 2014 Workshop Schedule
Monthly Job Fair
Central Iowa holds monthly Job Fairs at the:
First Floor Auditorium
502 East 9th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
at the Grand & Pennsylvania garage or other capitol complex visitor lots
For more information on the job fair and
who is scheduled to attend,
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
National Career Readiness Certificate
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
list of participating Region 11 employers who recommend applications
attain a National Career Readiness Certificate, please click on:
Region 11 Skilled Iowa Employers
NCRC testing is offered throughout the week at various
locations. For a list of NCRC testing sites and contact information, please
The Des Moines IowaWORKS
Central Iowa offices tests for NCRC:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
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.
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
The assessment is a simple pencil and paper one, plus
oral questions, designed to measure basic reading, writing and speaking
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
The Region 11 office is in
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)
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
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
An Unemployment Insurance Claim Online
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.
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
- 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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