IowaWORKS Center

200 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152819619 | Fax 5152819640


This program is for Central Iowa adults who fit one of these descriptions:

* you meet low-income guidelines
* or you may be receiving food stamps or other forms of public assistance
* or perhaps you have a disability that has made it difficult to find employment
* or you have not graduated from high school and/or lack certain basic skills, perhaps including reading and writing English.

Services:

* Employment Express. If it is determined that you are ready to enter or get back into the job market immediately, you’ll receive an Employment Express packet. It has information about the current job market, describes available jobs and provides other information that will help you with your job search.

* Career Development. This packet gives you information on a series of workshops you can attend that will help you get ready to reenter the job market. The workshops include Computer Skills, Financial Management, Job Interview Skills, and Resume Writing. You may attend one or more of these workshops at no cost to you.

* Career Advancement. This packet is for people who are ready to move up to a better job than the one they’ve had in the past. The Career Advancement packet includes information about Jobs in High Demand, Educational Opportunities, Career Information Websites and more. And it gives you information on training opportunities to help you improve your skills and prepare for employment advancement. The packet provides a calendar of workshops you can attend at our Iowa Works centers.

Eligibility:

To be eligible for Adult Worker services from Iowa Works’you must be:
* 18 years of age or older
* Registered with the Selective Service, if applicable, and
* A citizen or national of the United States, a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, a lawfully admitted refugee or parolee, or an individual authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States.

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


This program is for those who have lost their job through a business closing, downsizing or layoff and are unlikely to return to their previous industry or occupation.

Services:

* Employment Express. If it is determined that you are ready to enter or get back into the job market immediately, you will receive an Employment Express packet. It gives you information about the current job market, describes available jobs and provides other information that will help you with your job search.

* Career Development. Maybe you need some help or training before you try the job market again. The Career Development packet gives you information on workshops you can attend that will help you get ready to reenter the job market. The workshops include Computer Skills, Financial Management, Job Interview Skills, and Resume Writing. You may attend one or more of these workshops at no cost to you.

* Career Advancement. This packet is for people who are ready to move up to a better job. It includes information about Jobs in High Demand, Educational Opportunities, Career Information Websites and more. And it tells you about training opportunities that can help you improve your skills and prepare for employment advancement. The packet provides a calendar of workshops you can attend at our Iowa Works centers.

Eligibility:

* 18 years of age or older
* Registered with the Selective Service, if applicable, and
* A citizen or national of the United States, a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, a lawfully admitted refugee or parolee, or an individual authorized by the Attorney General to work in the United States.

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: Iowa Access

Workforce Development Centers can provide assistance and direction to individuals with disabilities and businesses employing individuals with a disability. Services range from worker training and assistance, to support in providing useful accommodations and tax incentives. Contact the Workforce Development Center nearest you for any questions regarding recruitment and employment of people with disabilities.

Employment is a key component in building assets for Iowans with disabilities. Finding new, inventive ways to include people with disabilities in the workforce benefits both employers and Iowans.

Services:

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: Iowa Jobs

Iowa Workforce Development's IowaJobs site. IowaJobs has thousands of jobs posted each business day. IowaJobs gives you 24-hour access to all of the job listings in IWD's statewide system.

IowaJobs provides links to job listings in other states through America's Job Central National Labor Exchange, and additional local, state and federal jobs.They have a current listing of Job Fairs in Iowa to provide information for the nearest job fair in your locale.

Services:

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: IowaWORKS Center

IowaWORKS Centers help individuals get back into the workforce or improve their career path. IowaWORKS Centers also help individuals file for unemployment insurance.

Services:

  • Unemployment benefits
  • Career counseling
  • Job search skills development
  • Locating employment opportunities
  • Academic skill testing
  • Hands-on computer classes
  • HiSET preparation
  • College research
  • Creating resumes and cover letters
  • Preparing for interviews
  • 6 Steps to a Successful Career Transition
  • Assistance with managing Unemployment Insurance claims
  • Job fairs and other special events
  • Skill upgrades and training
  • Career and skill assessments

Eligibility:

Open to anyone

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Program: New Iowan Center

The Centers are designed to advocate workers, businesses, and communities with information, community service referrals, job placement, translations, language training, and resettlement assistance, as well as technical and legal assistance concerning forms and documentation.

Services:

Eligibility:

Individuals who have recently moved to Iowa and are seeking employment.

Hours:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Program: Youth for Iowa

Iowa Workforce Development has created the Youth For Iowa web site as a resource for Iowa's students and youth. Here Iowa students and youth will find information about child labor laws, job safety, jobs and careers for the future, Iowa labor market information, education resources, additional job resources and more.

Services:

Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website