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The Workforce Development Partnership is much more than just the “unemployment office.” Iowa Workforce Development will provide quality, customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans.

Services for employers in the seven-county area of Region 2 (Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Franklin, Hancock,  Mitchell, Winnebago and  Worth) include:

  • IowaWORKS—A one-stop internet resource for Iowa business. Use IowaWORKS to submit job orders electronically, access a variety of forms and publications, find wage information and more.

  • Recruiting
    IowaWORKS 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 IowaWORKS are posted on several Internet sites: IowaJobs and

  • Outreach
    Region 2 has an Economic Development Director to provide area employers assistance with recruitment and training needs, coordination of large-scale recruitment such as the Career & Employment Fairs, and marketing of WDP products and services.

  • Career and Employment Fairs
    Annual career & employment fairs are held in Region 2, offering employers and job seekers the opportunity to interact at a single location. Please contact us for details.

  • Testing Services
    Planning on hiring a new secretary who must be able to type 65 words per minute?  Our skills development staff can administer – at no charge to the employer or job seeker – proficiency tests for typing, 10 key and data entry.

  • Reverse Referrals
    This service directs all interested job seekers to apply for openings at the WDP 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 the low income or disabled. 

  • Labor Market Information
    Current Labor Market Information (make this a link to the LMI page on the agency home page) is available on various economic trends and occupations, including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job outlooks.

  • Work Permits
    Our staff can process Work Permits and Certificates of Age for young people seeking to enter the job market.


  • Business Closings/Downsizing
    Should your business experience closing or restructuring, IowaWORKS 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.

  • Tax Liability Information
    An Iowa Workforce Development tax liability specialist is available in Des Moines. Call toll-free at 1(800) 972-2024.

  • Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms & Publications.
    A number of commonly required or requested forms are available on-line. 

  • Veteran’s Services
    Our Veteran's Service Representative can assist you with all levels of staffing needs through use of a statewide database. He can also provide information concerning employment rules and regulations pertaining to veterans.


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