Iowa Workforce Development is much more than the " unemployment
office." Our mission is Iowa Workforce Development will provide quality, customer-driven services that support prosperity, productivity, health and safety for Iowans.
Within this mission we focus on accomplishing two objectives:
- Assisting businesses in solving employment and
training related problems;
- Helping people with career transitions.
Services for "Businesses"
in the four county area of Region 9 (Scott, Muscatine,
Clinton, and Jackson) include:
To thrive in business today you must have qualified
employees who can serve your customers. IWD
staff seek to best match prospective employees with the skills and
abilities that business needs. To find a broad range of
employees to choose from, jobs listed with IWD are posted in our
local offices as well as listed on several internet sites: IowaJobs
US.jobs . Jobs listed on Smart Career Move must pay a
minimum of $30,000 per year. You may also submit your job
openings electronically through our Business Portal... IowaWorks!
Region 9's Business Service Representatives give
assistance to local businesses with recruitment needs, large or
small, coordination of career or employment fairs, and marketing of
IWD products and services. Contact Mike
for more information on how this one on one service can save your
company time and money.
- Testing Services
Planning on hiring a new secretary who must type 50
words per minute? IWD staff can administer - at no charge to
the business or job seeker - proficiency tests for Typing, 10-Key
and Data Entry.
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
for more information.
- Labor Market Information
Considering adding a new position
and are unclear what the market pays. Current Labor Market
information is available on various economic trends and occupations,
including data on prevailing wage rates and projected job
outlooks. Check out IWD's Iowa
Workforce Information Network site on the web.
- Tax Liability
Information - IWD field auditors work with new and
existing employer accounts, including assistance with determining
tax liability, current and delinquent quarterly reporting, auditing
of employer records, and determining worker status. Contact Dave
for the Davenport area, contact Mike
for the Muscatine area, contact Errol
for the Clinton area, and contact Kathy
for the Maquoketa area.
- Tax Credits
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) and Welfare to Work Tax
Credit (WWTC) offers businesses federal income tax credit if they
hire persons from certain qualified groups, such as the low income
persons or persons with disabilities.
- Employers' Council of Iowa
The Employers' Council of Iowa is comprised of
groups of employers who work in partnership with Iowa Workforce
Development to meet the workforce needs of employers.
- Work Permits
The IWD staff authorizes work permits
and certificates of age for young people entering the job
- Required Posters
General requirements and ordering
information are available for state and federal required employer
posters are available at no cost to the public
from IWD. The Adobe
is required to view and print these files. Click and download
it for free.
- Business Closings/Downsizings
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. Check out our new service for businesses
experiencing a downsizing of 30 or more people.... Iowa
- Unemployment Insurance Tax
A number of commonly required or
requested forms are available on-line or at your local IWD office.
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