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Welcome to Southwest
Southwest Iowa offers hundreds of things
to do and see and enjoy. No matter when you visit, the area offers
something for everyone. Fish the lakes that are crowded with numerous
species, bag your limit of pheasants, hike the Loess Hills, catch a rodeo at
Sidney's Championship Rodeo, drive Western Skies Scenic Byways, watch
millions of waterfowl at DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge, or find luck at
Council Bluffs' casinos.
Recent economic growth in the
region has been highlighted by new business investment, as well as the
expansion of several existing employers. Recent examples of new business
investment include Mastercraft Furniture and D'Kei Incorporated in Council
Bluffs, and Americana Companies in Shenandoah. Employers in the region who
have recently expanded include CI Direct and their new facility in Avoca,
Oakland Foods in Oakland, and Plumrose USA in Council Bluffs. Phase one of
the Manawa Commerce Center in Council Bluffs has been completed and will
provide 175,000 square feet of warehouse/distribution space to the area.
Commercial and residential construction have been strong in the area as
The area is served by a regional
commercial airport, several smaller municipal airports, a multi-county
regional transit system, state-of-the-art medical care, excellent schools,
and the educational opportunities provided by Iowa Western Community College
and other institutes of higher learning.
Check out our Web site for more information on services provided by Iowa
Workforce Development and our regional partners. We think you’ll like what
you see. Thanks for visiting!
Individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to take advantage of Iowa Workforce Development System services.
If you are a person with a disability who requires information in an
alternate format or other accommodation, please contact us at (712) 242-2100 or email us at
Online Employment Registration Service
Unemployment Insurance Claim Online
Region 13 serves
the following counties:
Region 13 includes the following
major cities with Iowa Workforce Development Centers:
You may download, print
and enter the requested information on these forms prior to visiting your
nearest Iowa Workforce Development Center.
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
Service Application (PDF) -
If you are interested in registering for Iowa
Workforce Development services, including notification of current and
future job openings, please complete this Service Application and send
it to your nearest Workforce Development Center.