Iowa Workforce Development - Work With UsŪ
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.
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!
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:
(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.
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:
For a list of participating Region 11 employers who recommend applications attain a National Career Readiness Certificate, please click on:
NCRC testing is offered throughout the week at various locations. For a list of NCRC testing sites and contact information, please click on:
The Des Moines IowaWORKS Central Iowa offices tests for NCRC:
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:00
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 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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Iowa Workforce Development Region 11
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