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Region 6
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Iowa Workforce Development is much more than just the “unemployment office.” The mission of Iowa Workforce Development is "Iowa Workforce Development will provide quality, customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans."

Services for employers in the four-county area of Region 6 (Hardin, Marshall, Poweshiek and Tama) include:

  • Job Listings - List your job openings via the Internet at the following site:

  • Recruiting - IWD staff seeks to match job seekers against the employment needs of prospective employers and make appropriate referrals. No fees are charged. Jobs listed with IWD are posted in local offices and on several Internet sites: IowaJobs, and

  • Outreach - Region 6 will provide area employers assistance with recruitment needs, coordination of large-scale recruitment such as career and employment fairs, and marketing of IWD products and services. Contact the Marshalltown office at (641) 754-1400 for further information. 

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

  • Reverse Referrals - This service directs all interested job seekers to apply for openings at the IWD 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 credits if they hire from certain qualified groups, such as low income persons or persons with disabilities. 

  • Labor Market Information - Current labor market information is available on various economic trends and occupations, including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job outlooks. 

  • Free Space - Want to interview or test prospective applicants away from your office? IWD offers free meeting rooms to employers for job interviews (when available) and Resource Center space for employers to display and distribute job information.

  • Work Permits - IWD staff authorizes work permits and certificates of age for young people seeking to enter the job market.

  • Business Closings/Downsizing - Should your business experience a closing or restructuring, IWD 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 IWD tax liability specialist is housed in Marshalltown to work with new and existing employer accounts. Call (641) 754-1400 for further information.

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


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