Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) offers a variety of services to benefit employers, including recruitment assistance, tax credits to hire new employees and outreach to targeted groups. Whether you are developing, expanding, or consolidating your business, IowaWORKS staff has the tools and resources to facilitate your needs.


Job postings must be in the capacity of an “employer-employee” relationship. IowaWORKS(link is external) cannot be used to solicit independent contractors or self-employment opportunities. For more information on proper classification of workers as employees or independent contractors, visit Misclassification of Workers in Iowa

If you are a new user, you will be asked to register and create an account. Registering gives you the ability to search our databases for qualified applicants. It also means you accept the terms and conditions of posting job openings with IWD. Information provided is used for IWD purposes only, and is not shared with other employers or agencies. If you have any questions about how to use our system, contact your local IowaWORKS Center, or send an email to: sends e-mail).


National Labor Exchange (NLX) indexing is provided as a public service by leading global employers in alliance with the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) and participating local agencies. Most employer career sites qualify to distribute jobs to the state job banks and the National Labor Exchange at no charge. is external) uses an “indexing” process to identify links to jobs on corporate websites. The links are downloaded daily to and made available to participating state workforce agency job banks, including IowaWorks website(link is external). Job seekers who click on a job title on the search results page are taken directly to the job listing on the corporate website. This is essentially the same process used by all high-level internet search engines.


Why hire a veteran?(link is external) To learn more, contact your Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP).

The Hiring Veterans Toolkit(link is external) is designed to assist employers who have made the proactive decision to include transitioning Service Members, Veterans and wounded warriors in their recruitment and hiring initiatives.


IowaWORKS Center staff can provide assistance to employers in the initial start-up of a new company, company expansions, seasonal hiring, as well as assistance filling vacant positions as they occur. Staff assists in recruitment, testing, receiving and screening applications and resumes, and assist with matching job seekers with the employment needs of prospective employers for appropriate referrals.


ACT WorkKeys®(link is external) is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select, hire, train, develop and retain a high-performance workforce. This series of tests measures foundational and soft skills and offers specialized assessments to target institutional needs.

Successful completion of ACT WorkKeys® assessments in Applied Math, Workplace Documents and Graphic Literacy for Information can lead to earning ACT's National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)(link is external), a portable credential earned by more than 2.3 million people across the United States.


Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI) is an advisory group, located in each Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) region, and offer no-cost membership open to all businesses in the community. Its purpose is to guide IWD’s business focus, address topics of concern to employers, sponsor training initiatives, and assist IWD in meeting critical human resource needs.


The purpose of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is to enforce, for the benefit of job seekers and wage earners, the contractual promise of affirmative action and equal employment opportunity required of those who do business with the Federal government.