Jobs - IWD staff matches job seekers against the employment needs of prospective employers, and makes appropriate referrals. No fees are charged. Jobs listed with IWD are posted in local offices, and on several Internet sites:
Iowa Jobs and
Career and Employment Fairs - Career and employment fairs in Region 8 are
usually held in the spring and offer employers and job seekers the
opportunity to interact at a single location.
Two new options for filing unemployment are now available. Customers can now file for
benefits on their home computer through the Internet or from computers in the IWD offices through the Intranet.
Click on the following link for information on filing and
Insurance Customers may also file by calling the Unemployment
Insurance Service Center in Des Moines toll-free at (877) 891-5344.
Lastly, all Region 8 offices take claims for unemployment but may
limit the claim-taking to certain days and hours. Please call
your local office for further information on days and
Resource Centers - IWD has
PCs available to the public at all permanent locations for use in
developing résumés, doing career exploration, and taking typing
tests and tutorials. A number of Internet-based job seeking tools are
available, as well as access to employer Web sites and IWD job
postings. We also have a number of brochures and pamphlets. There is
no cost for any of these services.
Testing Services - Applying
for a job that requires 65 words per minute typing speed? IWD staff
can administer – at no charge to you – proficiency tests for
typing, 10-key and spelling.
Worker Profiling and
Reemployment Services - Worker Profiling and Reemployment
Services is designed to help persons identified as being at risk for
long-term unemployment insurance eligibility to return to the
workforce as quickly as possible. Identified claimants receive
services in Carroll.
Tax Credits - The Work
Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare to Work Tax Credit (WtWTC)
offers employers federal income tax credits if they hire persons from
certain qualified groups, such as low income or disabled persons. IWD
staff can determine if you qualify for this hiring incentive.
Labor Market Information -
Market Information is available on various economic trends and
occupations, including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job
Skills Identification -
IWD has access to several available tools for assisting job seekers
who want to identify skills, abilities and interest for employment,
including the “Choices” software program.
Work Permits - IWD staff
permits and certificates of age for young people seeking to enter
the job market.
Business Closings/Downsizing -
Should your place of work experience closing or restructuring, IWD
staff and its partners are ready to help you make the transition to
other employment. Laid-off workers are provided access to services,
including financial support and training.
PROMISE JOBS - PROMISE
JOBS is Iowa’s program to help Family Investment Program (FIP)
recipients receive job and training information and assistance to