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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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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 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.

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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!

  • An innovative partnership between a Des Moines school and an Iowa transportation company allows students to earn a living while learning how to apply their skills in the real world.

  • IowaWORKS serves Veterans
  • Broadlawns Medical Apprenticeship
  • High School Welding Apprenticeship
  • IT Apprenticeship
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