Spencer IowaWORKS Center
Governmental Services Center
217 W. Fifth St., P.O. Box 1087
Spencer, IA 51301
Telephone: (712) 262-1971
FAX: (712) 262-1963
The Governmental Services Center, 217 W.
Fifth St., Spencer, is the home of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD), the
Northwest Iowa Planning and Development Commission (NWIPDC), and the Division of
Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS).
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) functions include job placement assistance,
unemployment insurance, unemployment tax liability services, services for
veterans, PROMISE JOBS, labor market information, dislocated worker programs,
proficiency testing, career guidance assessments, and others. Call (712)
262-1971 for more information.
The Northwest Iowa Planning and Development
Commission (NWIPDC) administers the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) program,
Welfare to Work, and School to Work. NWIPDC also offers
assistance to member governmental bodies seeking financial and technical
assistance for job and economic development, regional planning, zoning, housing,
transportation, and other community issues. Call (712) 262-7225 for more
The Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Services (IVRS) provides counseling and guidance, training, and job
placement assistance for persons identified as having a diagnosed disability.
For more information on eligibility, call (712) 262-9585.
Other Regional partners and local agencies also use the center to meet with
their customers and clients, including Lutheran Social Services and Experience
In addition, the center also features a resource center with PC-based technology
that allows job seekers access to the Internet, along with labor market
information, resume assistance, and numerous other career-based software
programs. Customers are also able to file their own claim for unemployment
insurance and register for center services via an Intranet application in the
resource center. Multiple PCs
are currently available at no charge to center customers.
Focus Careers Résumés
Career exploration assessments
Labor Market Information
Proficiency testing in typing and
Word processing & spreadsheets
Brochures and pamphlets
- Job Placement Assistance
- Job Information
- Unemployment Insurance
- Work Opportunity & Welfare to Work tax
- Work Permits
- Employers’ Council of Iowa
- Veteran’s Representative
- PROMISE JOBS and Lifeskills
- Job and Career Fairs
- NCRC Testing
- Work Keys Testing
- Tax liability Information
- Reemployment Services
- Required Posting Information
One-Stop Center Partners:
Spencer Workforce Development Office
217 W. Fifth St.
PO Box 1087
Spencer, IA 51301
Phone: (712) 262-1971
Fax: (712) 262-1963
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Wednesday office hours are 9:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.
Besides being a great place to live, Spencer
offers residents and visitors numerous recreational and educational
opportunities, excellent jobs and a wide variety of places to shop.
Located just minutes south of the Iowa Great Lakes, Spencer is the home of two
golf courses, the Spencer Family YMCA, a new two-acre aquatic center, new biking
and hiking trails, excellent schools, a regional cancer center, satellite
campuses for both Iowa Lakes Community College and Buena Vista University, a
community theater, an arts gallery, and a county museum housed in a period arts
& crafts residence.
Each fall, the Clay County Fair attracts hundreds of thousands of people to town
for exhibits, musical entertainment, auto and horse racing, and lots of good
eating! The 2014 fair will be Sept. 6-14. Spencer also plays host to the
three-day “Flagfest” celebration each June and the Northwest Amateur golf
tournament in August.
Don’t just take our word for it. Pay us a visit at these web sites, or better
yet, come and see what life has to offer you in northwest Iowa at: