and Employer Satisfaction Survey
IowaWORKS is much more than just the "unemployment
office." The mission of Iowa Workforce Development is to provide quality, customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans.
Services for employers in Region 12 include:
- IowaWORKS—A one-stop internet resource for Iowa business.
Use IowaWORKS to submit job
orders electronically, access a variety of forms and publications,
find wage information, link your website to our
Business Directory, and more.
- Recruiting—IWD Staff seeks to match job seekers against the
employment needs of prospective employers and to make appropriate
referrals. No fees are charged. Job listed with IWD are posted in
local offices and on several internet sites:
section of this website and
Career and Employment Fairs—Annual career and employment
fairs in Region 12 are usually held in the spring and offer employers
and job seekers the opportunity to interact at a single location.
Employers are charged a nominal fee to cover advertising costs.
Testing Services—Planning to hire a new secretary who must
be able to type 65 words per minute? IWD staff can administer—at no
charge to the employer or the job seeker—proficiency testing for
typing, 10-key, and data entry. IWD has access to several
tools for assisting job seekers who want to identify skills, abilities
and interests for employment, including the “Iowa Choices” software
Office Proficiency Assessment and Certification System (OPAC) is
the premier PC and office skills testing suite. With an array of over
30 tests the OPAC System is the perfect tool to measure job applicant
PC and office skills.
Reverse Referrals—This service directs all interested job
seekers to apply for openings at the IWD offices, freeing the
employer’s time for other tasks.
WorkKeys® and Accuvision—Systems developed by American College Testing
(ACT) to document and improve work place skills.
is implemented in three steps: job profiling, assessments, and
training targets. WorkKeys® allows employers to screen employees with
needed skills, determine training needs of entry level and current
employees and provide schools with information on how to prepare
students for the workplace. For more information about WorkKeys® and
Region 12, contact
at (712) 233-9030.
Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit (WtWTC) offer employers federal income
tax credit if they hire persons from certain eligibility groups such
as low income persons or persons with disabilities.
Labor Market Information—Current
information is available on various economic trends and
occupations including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job
Free Space—Want to interview or test prospective applicants
away from your office? IWD offers free meeting rooms to employers for
job interviews (when available) and Resource Center space for
employers to display and distribute job information.
Employer’s Council of Iowa
(ECI)—This group of local employers
holds regular meetings to discuss common concerns and to sponsor
seminars on topics of interest.
Child Labor Forms—IWD staff issues
permits and certificates of age for employers who wish to hire
young people under 18 years of age just entering the job market.
Required Posters—General requirements and ordering
information are available for
federally required employer posters. These posters are available at
no cost to the public from IWD. (The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required
to view and print this file and can be downloaded free of charge.)
Business Closings/Downsizing—Should your business
experience a closing or restructuring, IWD staff and its partners are
ready to help employees make the transition to other employment.
Laid-off workers are provided access to services including financial
support and training.
Tax Liability Information—Region 12 has two tax liability
Lovrien can be reached from 8:00 A.M.
to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday at (712) 233-9032.
can be reached from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through
Friday at (712) 233-9046.
Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms and Publications—A number
required or requested forms are available on-line.
Veterans Services—The Veterans Services Representatives
can assist you with all levels of staffing needs through the use of a
statewide database. They can also provide information concerning
employment rules and regulations pertaining to veterans.
- Benefit Payment Control Investigation—Through its fraud
detection program, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) attempts to
prevent and detect benefits paid through error by IWD or through
willful misrepresentation or error by the claimant or others.
Assistance can be
attained by calling (712) 233-9030 for information regarding wage cross
matches, border checks and regular investigations.
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