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Information about Iowa Workforce Development.

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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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File Your Weekly Unemployment Claim

Sunday: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Voluntary Shared Work Program

Employers can learn more about the Voluntary Shared Work program, Iowa's version of Short Term Compensation.

VSW Information

 

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IS YOUR RESUME A BARRIER TO YOUR NEXT JOB?

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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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 IowaWORKS.gov, 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.

CHILD CARE TASK FORCE

Governor Reynolds launched the Child Care Taskforce to develop a comprehensive strategy to address the child care shortage and barriers to work in Iowa.

Learn more about the task force

  • Home Base Iowa helps serve Veterans like Matthew Trout every day. Listen to Matthew’s story to find out why he says Iowa is the perfect place for Veterans and their families to live and work. Find out how HBI can serve you or a loved one at HomeBaseIowa.gov

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    Governor Reynolds addresses situations when workers laid off due to COVID-19 are called back to their place of employment but refuse to return. Refusing to return to work may disqualify claimants from future unemployment insurance benefits.  (Video courtesy of Iowa PBS)

  • Although we may not be in our normal offices, we're always going to be committed to serving Iowans.

  • Lakeside Village is a Senior Community Center in Panora, Iowa. With the help of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Employer Innovation Grant, the staff was able to receive certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local CNA training center. Now they're able to better care for their senior citizens during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more at FutureReadyIowa.gov

  • Looking for skilled workers? Inmates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary are getting upskilled in various industries as we speak. They recently had a chance to share their skills with employers at the Anamosa Employer and Reentry Roundtable event. Here is a glimpse behind the scenes as they train to return to the workforce.

  • Listen to Matthew’s story to find out why he says Iowa is the perfect place for Veterans and their families to live and work.
  • Workforce update from Governor Kim Reynolds on April 24, 2020
  • Although we may not be in our normal offices, we're always going to be committed to serving Iowans.
  • Future Ready Iowa Grant helps assisted living community train CNAs.
  • Imates at the Anamosa State Penitentiary are Upskilling as We Speak

Vaccine Information

All Iowans over age 16 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine. Learn about getting the vaccine at Vaccinate.Iowa.gov.

Visit the Vaccinate Iowa Website

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