IWD staff seek to match job seekers
against the employment needs of prospective employers, and to make
appropriate referrals. No fees are charged. Jobs listed with IWD are
posted in local offices and on several Internet sites:
Region 8 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
Carroll office at (712) 792-2685 for further information.
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
and Microsoft Office programs.
This service directs all interested job seekers to apply for openings
at the IWD offices, freeing the employer’s time for other tasks.
developed by American College Testing (ACT) for documenting and
improving work place skills. WorkKeys™ is implemented in three
steps: Job Profiling, Assessments, and Training Targets. WorkKeys™
allows employers to screen for new employees with needed skills,
determine training needs of entry level and current employees, and
provide schools with information on how to prepare students for the
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare-to-Work Tax Credit
(WtWTC) offers employers federal income tax credit if they hire
persons from certain qualified groups, such as the low income or
Current labor market information is available on various economic trends and
occupations, including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job
The IWD staff authorizes work permits and certificates of age for young people seeking to enter the job market.
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 Iowa Workforce Development tax liability specialist is available in
Des Moines. Call toll-free at 1(800) 972-2024.
Insurance Tax Forms & Publications.
A number of commonly required or requested forms are available online.
Our Veteran's Service Representative can assist you with all levels of
staffing needs through the use of a statewide database. He can also
provide information concerning employment rules and regulations
pertaining to veterans.