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Iowa Workforce Development
Region 7
Adults and Dislocated Workers

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Region 7 Adults and Dislocated Workers

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Any job seeker, regardless of income level or employment status can use the Resource Center tools to access information about job openings, training opportunities, and other services for which he or she is qualified.

The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides three levels of services for adults and dislocated workers:  core, intensive, and training, with participants moving from one level to the next depending on their employment training needs.

To be eligible to participate in Staff-Assisted Core Services, an applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older and meet citizenship and Selective Service requirements.  Individuals must meet income and/or other eligibility criteria to receive intensive training, and support services.

Staff-Assisted Core Services

  • Staff-assisted job search and placement assistance including career counseling
  • Staff-assisted job development
  • Workshops pre-employment training, and job clubs
  • Screened job referrals

Intensive Services

  • Comprehensive assessments of skill levels and service needs
  • Development of an individual employment plan
  • Internships
  • Work experience
  • Skill upgrading

Training Services

  • Customized training, entrepreneurial training, institutional skill training (post-secondary education)
  • On-the-job training, remedial and basic skill training
  • Secondary education certification (G.E.D.)

Support Services

  • Clothing
  • Counseling
  • Dependent care
  • Financial assistance
  • Health care
  • Relocation
  • Residential meals
  • Services for individuals with disabilities
  • Supported employment and training
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous services including occupational licenses

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For additional information please contact:

Cedar Valley IowaWORKS
3420 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA  50701

Office Hours: 

8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Thursday

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

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