Iowa Workforce Development - Work With UsŪ
RSVP early for
this exciting conference!!
When: Tuesday, December 17,
Registration is $30. Make checks payable to Employers' Council of Iowa and mail to 215 N Elm Street, Creston, IA 50801. Payment and RSVP due by December 4, 2013. Seats are limited. To reserve a seat, call Elizabeth Waigand at 641-782-2119 x 41.
Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI)
Iowa Workforce Development
is looking for employers to work in partnership together to meet workforce
needs. ECI's mission is to support the efforts of local employer
committees to advise Iowa Workforce Development, legislators, and other
officials concerning its products, services and policies that affect
employers: as well as provide opportunities for employers to exchange
information and develop education programs for employers.
For more information, visit the
of Iowa web-site.
If you are interested in participating, contact Elizabeth at the Creston Iowa Workforce
Development at 641-782-2119 ext 41 or by email at
National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)The National Career Readiness
Certificate (NCRC) is a national, portable, foundation works skills
certification designed and maintained by ACT, Inc. Iowa has adopted
this credentialing system, creating an opportunity for individuals to
obtain an applied skills certificate through several community
colleges and Iowa Workforce Centers.
This credential is noted as an essential component in transitioning workers from declining to emerging occupations. ACT has profiled over 16,000 different occupations and determined the level of the three foundational skill for each occupation that share the same identification number as outlined in the O*Net (Occupational Information Network) Database. The levels associated with the completed certificates and occupations are Level 3-Bronze, Level 4-Silver, Level 5-gold and Level 6-Platinum.
Individuals wanting more information on Iowa's National Career Readiness Certificate, and information on how to get one, please call our Skills Development Team at 641-782-2119 ext. 512.
Employers interested in learning more information call 641-782-2119 and ask to speak to our Recruitment and Placement team.
Required Posters - The new 9 -1 required labor posting with the updated minimum wage information is available. Call today or stop in to get yours. These posters are available at no cost to the employers from IWD. (The Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view and print this file and can be downloaded at no charge.)
Recruiting - IWD staff seeks to match job seekers against the employment needs of prospective employers, and to make appropriate referrals. No fees are charged. Jobs listed with IWD are posted on several Internet sites: IowaJobs, Iowa Workforce Development's Skill Center and America’s Career InfoNet.
The Employer’s Resource Library - A variety of human resource management books are available on loan at your Creston Iowa Workforce Development Center. Books are available on loan for four weeks at no fee.
Outreach - Region 14 has a regional Business Services Representative to provide area employers assistance with recruitment needs, coordination of large-scale recruitment such as career and employment fair, which is held by Southwestern Community College, and marketing of IWD products and services.
Testing Services - Planning on hiring a new secretary who must be able to type 65 words per minute? IWD staff can administer – at no charge to the employer or job seeker – proficiency tests for typing, 10 key and spelling.
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.
Tax Credits - The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare to
Work-Tax-Credit (WtWTC) offers employers federal income tax credit if they
hire persons from certain qualified groups, such as persons with
disabilities or persons with low incomes.
Labor Market Information - Current Labor Market Information is available on various economic trends and occupations, including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job outlooks.
Conference Rooms Available - Want to interview or test prospective applicants away from your office? IWD offers meeting rooms and a separate office to employers for job interviews (when available, reservations recommended) and Resource Center space for employers to display and distribute job information.
Work Permits - IWD staff authorizes Work Permits and Certificates of Age for young people seeking to enter the job market.
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.
Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms and Publications - A number of commonly required or requested forms are available on-line.
Veterans Services—The Veterans Career Consultant can assist you with all levels of staffing needs through the use of a statewide database. The consultant can also provide information concerning employment rules and regulations pertaining to veterans.
Iowa Workforce Development Region 14
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