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Scenes from the area:railroad depot; art museum; Indian maiden and teepee; welcome sign;4-H museum

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Seven-county Region 5 is a great place to call home. From farmland to large industry, from city to small town, the region is thriving. The area boasts some of the richest farmland in the state, sits on one of the world’s largest gypsum deposits and is home to an All America City - Fort Dodge.

Excellent local schools, including Buena Vista University and Iowa Central Community College, provide a well-educated workforce. Regional and smaller municipal airports and transit systems serve the area as well.

Outdoor recreational opportunities abound with state, county, and city parks, including 6,000-acre Brushy Creek State Recreational Area and many area golf courses. Hot-air balloon races, frontier forts, buck skinner rendezvous, farmers markets, blues and jazz festivals, dragon boat races, skydiving, and motorcycle and car racing events are also popular activities in the region.

Home to Pulitzer Prize-winning authors, Region 5 supports community theatres, choruses, bands, and multicultural events together with renowned art museums and galleries.

Visit our Region 5 area office sites using the drop down box at the upper left of each page. We look forward to sharing more about Iowa Workforce Development and Region 5.

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Region 5 includes the following counties:

  • Calhoun
  • Hamilton
  • Humboldt
  • Pocahontas
  • Webster
  • Wright
Region 5 Offices are located in the following cities:
  • Fort Dodge
  • Webster City

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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.
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