Iowa Workforce Development - An Overview
Iowa Workforce Development contributes to the
economic security of Iowa’s workers, businesses and communities
through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services,
education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.
The agency continually strives to improve processes and align the organization in such a way to provide effective, demand driven products and services. Iowa Workforce Development’s administrative staff, labor services and workers’ compensation staff and the Unemployment Insurance Service Center are located in Des Moines.
Through a comprehensive Web site, Iowa Workforce Development also provides customers access to major services such as posting résumés; access to a comprehensive, statewide job bank; service information, unemployment claim information and filing options; and labor market information, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
These services and more are found on the IWD Web sites:
- General information about the department can be found at www.iowaworkforce.org.
- The IowaJobs Web site at www.iowajobs.org lists more than 13,000 job openings daily.
- The Iowa Workforce Information Network at http://iwin.iowaworkforce.org provides workforce trend information.
- The IowaWorks business and employer site at www.iowaworks.org.
- Youth for Iowa, Iowa Workforce Development's new student and youth site here at www.youthforiowa.org.
Iowa Workforce Development, established in 1996, is a department within the executive branch of state government. At the time, the Department of Employment Services and portions of the Departments of Economic Development and Human Rights were merged with the purpose of administering the laws of Iowa relating to unemployment insurance, job placement and training, employment safety, labor standards, workers’ compensation and others.