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September 17, 2017 is the 2014 Educators ConferenceWhere are the skilled workers that will keep your communities moving forward?  Join us to learn how the business community and education system can work together to develop  citizens who possess the right skills for our changing society. RSVP to Sarah Gomez at sgomez@midwestpartnership.com or calling 515-523-1262.

Free Job Postings Online
Visit our IowaWorks site, e-mail joborders@iwd.iowa.org, or contact your nearest Workforce Center. Employers listing their openings on-line can access this Guide for Posting Jobs On-line for more assistance.

Recruiting
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: IowaJobs and US.jobs.

Outreach
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. 

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 and Microsoft Office programs.

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.

WorkKeys®
A system 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 workplace. 

Tax Credits
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 disabled. 

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.

Work Permits
The 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 Iowa Workforce Development tax liability specialist is available in Des Moines. Call toll-free at 1(800) 972-2024.

Unemployment Insurance Tax Forms & Publications.
A number of commonly required or requested forms are available online. 

Veteran’s Services
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.

 

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