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Announcing the Region 11 Event Calendar

The Iowa Workforce Center and its partners are proud to introduce the:

Region 11 Event Calendar

This calendar will list workshops, job fairs and events held by the Iowa Workforce Center, it's partners and other agencies in Central Iowa.  The events listed on this calendar are all geared towards helping Iowans become more employable and have no cost to attend.

If you are an agency that is holding a workshop or event that you think would like listed on the Event Calendar, please contact Craig Immerfall at (515) 242-5027 or via e-mail at  .
 


Employment Registration:  If you are interested in registering for Iowa Workforce Development services, which will help us to notify you of current and future job openings, you now have two methods of doing so.

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.

Note: PDF documents used on this site must be viewed and printed with the Adobe Acrobat Reader Plug-in.  This Plug-in is available for download at no cost to the user.  Users must have this Plug-in downloaded and installed on their computer to access these forms and documents.

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Iowa Jobs:  A self-directed job search system that allows the job seeker to view all current job openings listed with Iowa Workforce Development.

BEC (Business and Education Center):  The Business and Education Center, or BEC, is a partnership of education, government and private sector organizations who believe that preparing the future workforce is more about the synergy of a good partnership than it is about individual success.

Job Search Information:  In our Resource Center, information is available on how to complete different types of résumés and cover letters.  Word processing software and Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) staff are also available to assist you with the preparation of a résumé or cover letter.  Services are designed for the novice, and for the more advanced user.  Job seeking skills videos and career information are available to help prepare the job seeker for the process of finding and landing that new job.

Hints for Job Seekers:  If you need help putting together a résumé, aren’t sure how to answer some questions on a job application or are scared to death at the prospect of a job interview, you’ve come to the right place.  Here are some hints to make the job search less frightening and more productive.

Internet Job Search Sites:  Use this resource to search the country for jobs listed on various Internet sites.

Training Testing and Instruction:  Computerized testing is offered in typing, ten-key and data entry.  Computerized training is also available to help you improve your typing and ten-key abilities.  The Resource Center works with Des Moines Public Schools by providing students classroom and hands-on training and assistance with job placement.  Students receive academic credit for their participation in this program.

Veteran Services:  Veteran representatives work closely with the Veterans Administration to assist disabled veterans with job placement.  They are also available to provide all veterans with employment assistance and information about veteran programs and services.

 

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