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You don't have to be unemployed to utilize the services provided by the Workforce Development Partnership. Iowa Workforce Development will contribute to Iowa's economic growth by providing quality customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans.

Receive employment leads for jobs matching your skills! 

Don't have a resume?  Don't have e-mail?  No problem.  Visit our skills development area or one of our many IowaWorks Access Points and use our computers to type your resume or establish a free e-mail account. 

Develop career and job search tools.
The Workforce Development Partnership offers many workshops designed to help you develop or refine the tools and skills needed to obtain and retain employment.  View our Region 2 calendar of events for a list of upcoming workshops.

Utilize computers in one of our skills development area to type your resume,cover letters, search job listings, practice or test your typing.  Review pamphlets or search on-line for the latest job seeking trends.

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)
Each day employers receive stacks of applications for only a handful of positions.  With the
National Career Readiness Certificate, issued by ACT, you can prove you're the most skilled for the job.  The Certification is the work-related credential.  Whether you're looking for a job or wanting to enhance your diploma or resume, the Certificate provides proof of your job skills that you can use with employers nationwide.

NCRC is a series of 3 Internet-based assessments.  No phones, backpacks, electronic devices or personal calculators will be permitted.  Proctor provides calculator, pencil, paper and earplugs if needed.

For more information and to schedule your assessment, please call the IowaWORKS skills team at 641 422-1524, Ext 44521.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare to Work Tax Credit (WtWTC) offers federal income tax credit to employers who hire persons from certain qualified groups such as low income or disabled.  Our professional staffing specialists can help you see if you qualify for this hiring incentive and provide information on how to market this incentive to potential employers.

Review labor market trends.
Find prevailing wage rates for your occupation.  Discover projected job outlooks.  Review local and national economic trends.

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