Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to the questions that have been asked most frequently
of Iowa Workforce Development staff are now available online. Questions are
listed in over 20 different topics. Just click
ECI Events Scheduled for 2013
Details, times and locations for these events can be found on our
events calendar or by
contacting Jon Murad at (712) 233-9030 ext 1007 or by e-mail at
Office Proficiency Assessment &
Now Available to Employers
The Sioux City Workforce Development Center is now
offering the Office
Proficiency Assessment & Certification (OPAC) System to assist
area businesses in screening job applicants. The OPAC System is a
suite of PC-based tests that measure abilities in specific
applications using a "live software" approach, including MS Word®, MS
Excel®, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook®. It
also offers general clerical tests, such as keyboarding, 10-key, data
entry, filing and proofreading. In addition, OPAC includes financial
tests for bank reconciliation, deposits, petty cash, and basic math
Best of all the OPAC System is provided at no
charge to area businesses. If your company is interested in using the
OPAC System to assess job applicant’s skills, please contact
Murad, Iowa Workforce Development, at (712) 233-9030 ext 1007.
New Tools for Persons with
Disabilities Available in the Sioux City Resource Center
We have recently added a new computer
to the Resource Center in Sioux City programmed specifically to
accommodate people with disabilities. Software applications that include
WYNN Wizard with Scanning, WiViK On-screen Keyboard and
ZoomText, enable customers with disabilities to fully utilize
services available in the Resource Center. To further enhance usability
this computer features a 20 inch flat panel monitor and is on a height
adjustable work surface.
WYNN Wizard with Scanning is designed to aid individuals to read
and write more effectively. It provides optical character recognition
(OCR) i.e. the ability to scan a printed page and convert it into
electronic text. Speech synthesis enables this scanned text to be read
aloud. WYNN Wizard can scan and read word processing, text files, and
the Internet. Individuals may enjoy clear, natural-sounding synthetic
speech while reading standard word processing files, the Internet, ASCII
text files, and scanned pages saved to disk.
WiVik On-screen Keyboard provides access for individuals who are
unable to use a standard computer keyboard. All on-screen (virtual
keyboard) keys work just as they would if you were typing on a standard
computer keyboard. Select a key and WiViK sends it to a word processor,
e-mail message, web page or other text-based application you may be
using. Keyboards can contain any characters you want, and keys can be
moved anywhere on the screen and can be any size.
Zoom Text enlarges, enhances and reads aloud everything on the
screen. Features included complete screen reading, automatic document
reading, full internet accessibility, text navigation, and typing and
The Siouxland Employers’ Council – a group of
employers who work in partnership with IWD to meet the workforce needs
of employers – holds monthly lunch meetings in Sioux City. Click
here for more
information about ECI, or call
Jon Murad at (712) 233-9030
ext 1007. Check out the
for future meeting dates, times and locations.
Online Employment Registration Service
an Unemployment Insurance Claim online
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