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Cedar Valley IowaWORKS in Waterloo

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The Cedar Valley IowaWORKS Center in Waterloo
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We are now part of the IowaWORKS Integrated Workforce Delivery System.

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.

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS...Need a hot job tip?  Come in to our center to get the latest!

Are you having trouble finding a job or need help finding a better job? 

Have you applied everywhere with no response?

Are you getting interviews but still not getting hired?

 Does your résumé only list your work history rather than the skills you have?

If you answered yes to any of these, call us today!  Our no charge workshops will show you how you can stand out in a positive manner to potential employers.  We offer guidance and assistance that is not taught in school.  Learn the secrets to successfully getting hired or upgrading your current employment! 

Check out our agency calendar for workshop dates and times or contact our office to get more details for the next time and place each workshop is offered. 

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

Workforce Center Services:

Job Seekers

·         Skills Development Area 
 - Job information (local/state/nationwide/globally)
 - Internet access
 - Labor market information
 - Typing tutorial
 - Proficiency testing in typing & 10-key
 - Word processing & spreadsheet software available
 - Resource books
 - Brochures & pamphlets

·         Unemployment Insurance

·         PROMISE JOBS

·         Reemployment Services

·         Work Opportunity & Welfare-to-Work Tax Credits

·         Work Permits

·         Veterans services

·         Workforce Investment Act Services  

Technical Assistance for Employers    

·          Required Posting Information

·          Resource books

·          Business Closing

·          Tax Liability

·          Labor Market Information

·          Recruitment

·          Proficiency Testing

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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