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Welcome to Region 7!

Check out our Web site for more information on services provided by Iowa Workforce Development, Hawkeye Community College IOW@WORK, and our regional partners. We think you’ll like what you see. The regional one-stop center in Waterloo provides a variety of services to meet the workforce and workplace needs of job seekers, dislocated workers, unemployed persons and Iowa businesses through partnerships of state and local service providers. They provide job counseling, job training, job placement and assistance to special needs populations.

We provide Priority of Service to veterans in all Department of Labor funded Employment and Training programs.

Our region includes the following Iowa counties:

  • Black Hawk
  • Bremer
  • Buchanan
  • Butler
  • Grundy

If you wish to visit our office in Waterloo, use the drop-down box to the upper left of each page to obtain more information.

In addition to visiting an office you may access our services at one of the IowaWORKS Access Point Locations

Region 7 Customer Service Plan and M.O.U

Region 7 Customer Service Plan.pdf

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) is a national, portable, foundation work skills certification designed and maintained by ACT, Inc. Iowa adopted this credentialing system in 2008 creating an opportunity for individuals to obtain an applied skills certificate through several Community Colleges and Iowa Workforce Development Centers. The certificate was created to assist employers in recruiting new employees, discover training needs, and/or promote incumbent workers based on a series of three WorkKeys® assessments that make up the NCRC – Reading for Information, Locating Information and Applied Mathematics. These three foundation skills are critical in over 90 percent of all occupations. Iowa’s NCRC can help an employer hire the best suited individuals, discover what critical training needs may be needed, and can be used as a means of promoting incumbent workers. This credential is noted as an essential component in transitioning workers from declining to emerging occupations. ACT has profiled over 16,000 different occupations and determined the level of the three foundational skills for each occupation that share the same identification number as outlined in the O*Net (Occupational Information Network) database. The levels associated with the completed certificates and occupations are Level 3-Bronze, Level 4-Silver, Level 5-gold and Level 6-Platinum.

For Individuals wanting more information on Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate, and information on how to get one, please call us at (319) 235-2123 and ask to speak to The Skills Development Team.

For Employers wanting more information call (319) 235-2123 and ask to speak to The Recruitment and Placement Team. If you are ready to show your support, download and complete a Letter of Commitment for Iowa’s National Career Readiness Certificate Click Here


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Region 7 has excellent schools and colleges, community activities, recreational opportunities, medical facilities, as well as multi-cultural events. 

Check out our Web site for more information on services provided by Iowa Workforce Development and our regional partners.  We think you'll like what you see.  Thanks for visiting!


For your convenience you can now complete an
Online Employment Registration Form 
File an Unemployment Insurance Claim online!

For more information, please contact:

Cedar Valley IowaWORKS
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA  50701

Office Hours: 

Monday – Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesdays. 9:00 - 4:30 PM

General Services Information:
Voice  (319) 235-2123
Fax     (319) 235-1068

Workforce Investment Act (W.I.A.)
and Promise Jobs Information

Voice  (319) 291-2546
Fax      (319) 291-2651

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 7 Job Order (PDF) - For employers desiring to submit job orders by postal mail or fax.

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