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Open Doors with a Well-Written Resume

Visit an IowaWORKS Center for free help in creating a resume that will get you hired.


Locate a Center

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File Your Weekly Unemployment Claim

Sunday: 8 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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Lost Your Job?
Apply for Unemployment

Find out what you need to do and how to apply.

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Need Help in Your Job Search?

IowaWORKS Centers are Located River to River and Border to Border.
Our talented and friendly staff are here to guide, encourage and empower you.

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Explore the job opportunities in Iowa

Set up an account on, Iowa's largest job bank.

A Better Job is in Your Future

Don't let barriers hold you back. Tap into Future Ready Iowa resources to help you bust through obstacles in your way.

2,000+ Iowa Businesses are Hiring Veterans

Connect with Iowa companies committed to hiring veterans.

Earn Great Money
Learn Valuable Skills

A Registered Apprenticeship is your ticket to a great future.

  • These are just some of the services that your local IowaWORKS centers are happy to provide.

  • What kinds of things will employers be able to learn about when they attend one of Iowa Workforce Development's Future Ready Iowa Summits?

  • Veterans returning home should have an easy time finding a career in civilian life. Home Base Iowa's mission is to help connect veterans with employers who can really use them in the workforce. 

  • Scott's life changed forever after an accident at his home. He's not letting it stop him from continuing the business he created and the career he loves.

  • Len Jentz, an operating partner at the Waverly Pizza Ranch, makes it a point to hire disabled Iowans.  Employers can add to their workforce by hiring from this pool of often overlooked individuals, and land wonderful employees like Jen.

  • Celebrating Iowans during National Disability Employment Awareness Month
  • High School Welding Apprenticeship
  • IT Apprenticeship
  • IowaWORKS serves Veterans
  • Broadlawns Medical Apprenticeship