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Sioux City  IowaWORKS  Center

Sioux City Workforce Center Office

2508 4th Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Telephone: (712) 233-9030  - Fax: (712) 277-8438
Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (except Wednesday)
Wednesday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Access to additional services
For access to services from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, 
call 866-239-0843. 

View Map of Access Points

Hundreds of Access Points are available across the state.  New Access Points are added on a regular basis and the map is updated instantly to reflect the points of service.

Access Point Services Include:

  • Job search and resume development assistance

  • Access to thousands of employment opportunities

  • Skill assessment and testing tools

  • Information for veterans

  • Workforce data and trends

  • Job posting assistance for employers

  • And more...

Skilled Iowa Initiative Launched to Assist Employers and Workers, Stimulate Business Growth

Governor Terry Branstad announced the new Skilled Iowa Initiative, a program that provides assurances to employers and potential employers that local workforces have the skills and abilities to fill job openings. The initiative will:

  • Promote the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) test to potential job seekers

  • Encourage businesses to hire certified workers when applicable

  • Provide resources to those looking to improve their skills

"The Skilled Iowa Initiative is a critical step in improving the quality of the workforce in Iowa," said Governor Branstad. "It is important Iowa's government, private industry and our educational system work together to find innovative solutions."

"This program is the right move for our state," said Director Wahlert. "Skilled Iowa provides a universal syste4m of assessing workers' skills and abilities for employers, as well as promoting workers' development and improvement."

The program will allow employers to determine the baseline skills for potential employees. The program uses a universal testing system that rates the skills and abilities of those in Iowa's workforce, awarding an NCRC certificate upon completion of the program. The NCRC certificate allows workers to more accurately display their skills to current and potential employers. More details are available at the website:

"The National Career Readiness Certificate is an effective measure of foundational skills and will help businesses confidently hire workers who are right for the job," said Lt. Governor Reynolds. "It will help employers evaluate an individual worker's abilities, allowing for more accurate matching of skill sets with those required by the job."

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National Career Readiness Certificate

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is ACT WorkKeys assessment based credential that proves the job seeker has the skills to meet the job. Over 900 employers statewide are using NCRC certifications. Contact 712-233-9030 about getting yours at no cost to you!

Services Available:

  • Business Services

  • Outreach

  • Career and Employment Fairs

  • Testing Services

  • Reverse Referrals

  • Tax Credits

  • Labor Market Information

  • Work Permits

  • Required Posters

  • Business Closings/Downsizing

  • Veterans Services

Client Resource Center 

  • Job Information

  • Résumé Service

  • Internet Access

  • Labor Market Information

  • Typing Tutorial

  • Proficiency Testing in Typing, 10-key & Data Entry
    Testing times are 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30 daily.

  • Word Processing 

  • Brochures and Pamphlets

  • Job Placement Assistance

  • Unemployment Insurance

The Sioux City Workforce Center has a Resource Center available year-round, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm; Wednesday 9:00am - 4:30pm. Staff will direct you to computer software, publications and Internet sites that can help you research careers, schools, communities and obtain information regarding current workforce trends.

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