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Creston IowaWORKS Center

215 North Elm Street
Creston, IA 50801-2305
Phone (641) 782-2119
Fax (641) 782-7060

Center Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Map To Find Us

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.  IowaWORKS services are also available at local Access Points.  Hundreds of access points are available across the state.


Check out our new job seeker workshops!  Stand out in a crowd with our tailored workshops.  We can help you gain a competitive edge in your job search.  Our workshops are available at no charge to the public.   Check out our agency calendar for workshop dates and times or contact our office to get more details for the next time and place each workshop is offered.  Call us at 641-782-2119 ext 2 and ask to speak to a skills specialist.

May Workshop Calendar


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) testing to potential job seekers, encourage businesses to hire certified workers when applicable, and 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.”

The program will allow employers to determine 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 upon completion of the program. The NCRC 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 a 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 4000 employers statewide are using NCRC certifications.  Contact us at 641-782-2119 ext 2 about getting yours at no cost to you!

Workforce Center Services:

Job Seekers

  • Skills Lab
     - Job information (local/state/nationwide/globally)
     - Résumé writing and programs
     - Internet access
     - Labor market information
     - Typing tutorial
     - Proficiency testing in typing, 10-key, data entry and Microsoft Office programs
     - Word processing & spreadsheet
     - Resource books
     - Brochures & pamphlets

  • Job Placement Assistance

  • KeyTrain Assessment Training

  • National Career Readiness Certification

  • Unemployment Insurance


  • Reemployment Services

  • Work Opportunity & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits

  • Work Permits

  • Required Posting Information

  • Veterans Services

  • Workforce Investment Act Services

  • Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation

Services for Employers    

  • Recruitment through no cost job order postings and targeted job fairs

  • Targeted Job Fairs

  • Employers Council of Iowa (ECI)-provides training events specific for employers, i.e. OSHA, unemployment, I-9 verifications

  • National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Required Posting Information

  • Resource Books

  • Business Closing

  • Labor Market Information

  • Proficiency Testing


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