Eastern Iowa News
- 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
for more information.
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
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.