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How Returning Citizens Can Help Your Workforce.

With low unemployment, some companies are having a hard time filling positions. Often times, one talent pool that gets over looked are returning citizens. At the Employer Roundtable at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City, the Iowa Department of Corrections and Iowa Workforce Development show how we help those who are incarcerated get the skills they need to build a career and a have a fresh start when they return to society.

This is how Dawn found her dream job.

Losing a job is tough, especially after over two decades on the job. That's what happened to Dawn, but that wasn't the end of her story. Thanks to the help of IowaWORKS Dubuque, she not only landed on her feet, but landed her dream job.

How IowaWORKS for you!

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

What Are Future Ready Iowa Employer Summits?

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

Home Base Iowa Connects Veterans and Employers

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. 

Celebrating Iowans During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

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.

Don't Focus on Disability, Focus on Ability

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.

IowaWORKS is Here to Serve Veterans

Sending out a big thank you to all our veterans on Veterans Day! Randy West, a 20+ year Air Force Veteran moved to Iowa after leaving the service. Scott Clauson, a Marine himself and IowaWORKS Veteran Representative, made it a point to help Randy find his next career.

Apprentices at Broadlawns Medical Center Get a Head Start on Healthcare Career

No matter if you're a high school student or someone looking to make a jump to a new career field, registered apprenticeships are a great option to help you earn and learn. 

West Delaware High Schoolers Getting Hired as Welding Apprentices

Registered Apprenticeships in Iowa are an amazing way to earn while you learn. Hear from one student who's working in a professional environment before he even graduates!