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Iowa Workforce Development
Region 3&4
Serving Northwest Iowa

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Iowa Workforce Development
Region 3 & 4

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The Spencer Iowa Workforce Office  regular business hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.  On Wednesday the office is open from 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

For access to services from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, call 866-239-0843. 

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Iowa Workforce Development Services

Iowa Workforce Development is much more than just the "unemployment office." We're the place to go if you are looking for a job, have questions about labor laws, need career guidance, or help building a résumé. Thank you for checking out all the services we have to offer!

Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) will contribute to Iowa's economic growth by providing quality customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans. In conjunction with state and local economic development efforts, IWD also assists businesses to fulfill their workforce needs.

Iowa Workforce Development offers a variety of workshops on a monthly basis to assist job seekers with résumés, company applications, cover letters, interviewing skills and budgets/financial planning.  In addition the Iowa Advantage Workshops provide information to assist customers cope with changes, manage stress and family concerns.  Job and Career Options Workshops are also held providing information about returning to school and transferable skills when looking for employment.  Also important to know is that IWD assists customers who need to apply for unemployment insurance benefits.

All local Workforce Development offices are equipped with a resource center to serve the needs of Iowa job seekers.  The resource center provides self-guided employment searches, résumé and cover letter assistance, labor market information, interviewing skills workshops, unemployment insurance claims and a business directory of local employers.

Iowa Workforce Development provides job seekers with the necessary tools for developing a career path with skill assessments and development tools, certified tests in typing, 10-key, spelling and data entry, workshops on career development, financial management, education and others, and job fairs.  Additional services include Iowa Access-serving Iowans with disabilities, Iowa Advantage workshops for individuals in career transition, services for US military veterans, and Promise Jobs.

The Iowa Advantage workshops and all services provided at Iowa Workforce Development are provided at no cost to customers in employment transition.  For more information, contact the Spencer Iowa Workforce Development office at 712-262-1971.

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Region 3&4 includes the following counties:

  • Buena Vista

  • Clay

  • Dickinson

  • Emmet

  • Kossuth

  • Lyon

  • O'Brien

  • Osceola

  • Palo Alto

  • Sioux


Region 3&4 includes the following cities:

  • Albert City

  • Algona

  • Alta

  • Alton

  • Emmetsburg

  • Estherville

  • Hartley

  • Hawarden

  • Hull

  • Milford

  • Newell

  • Okoboji

  • Orange City

  • Paullina

  • Primghar

  • Rock Rapids

  • Rock Valley

  • Sanborn

  • Sheldon

  • Sibley

  • Sioux Center

  • Sioux Rapids

  • Spencer

  • Spirit Lake

  • Storm Lake

Application Downloads

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 order number.

  • 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.

  • Region 3&4 Job Order (PDF) - For Employers desiring to submit job orders by Postal Mail or Fax.

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