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Man reading a magazineEmployers - would you like more exposure to customers and job applicants looking for information about your company?  Job seekers - would you like to know more information about a company before applying? 

Iowa Workforce Development has recently added a service for our business customers that allows business websites to link directly to the IWD website and in turn, give thousands of customers access and exposure to business information!

Employers wishing to join the growing number of businesses linked to IWD, just go to this website: and click on "Add Your Link" located at the bottom of the page.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our local Iowa Workforce Development Office.

Answers to your Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to the questions that have been asked most frequently of Iowa Workforce Development staff are now available online.  Questions are listed in over 20 different topics.  Click here for more information.

Office Proficiency Assessment & Certification Now Available to Employers

Iowa Workforce Development is now offering the Office Proficiency Assessment & Certification (OPAC) System to assist area businesses in screening job applicants.  The OPAC System is a suite of PC-based tests that measure abilities in specific applications using a "live software" approach, including MS Word®, MS Excel®, MS PowerPoint, MS Access®, Lotus 1-2-3, and WordPerfect®.  It also offers general clerical tests, such a keyboarding, 10-key, data entry, filing and proofreading.  In addition, OPAC includes financial tests for bank reconciliation, deposits, petty cash, and basic math skills. 

Best of all the OPAC System is provided at no charge to area businesses.  If your company is interested in using the OPAC System to assess job applicant's skills, please contact Mike Witt, Iowa Workforce Development at (563) 445-3225.

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