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IowaWORKS Mobile Workforce Center

Key Features of the Mobile Workforce Center

  • Job Assistance On the Go
    • Help with job searches, pop-up events, resume building, and one-on-one career assistance.
  • Unemployment, Rapid Response, and Disaster Recovery
    • Assistance for Iowans filing for unemployment, quickly supporting mass layoff situations, and providing services when Iowans become unemployed or lose their business due to a major disaster.
  • Workshops
    • Key tools to make a difference in your job search, focusing on skills and experiences that are needed in today's workforce.

About the IowaWORKS Mobile Workforce Center

Welcome to the IowaWORKS mobile workforce center, a 32-foot long American Job Center on wheels designed to make it easier than ever for Iowans to access needed workforce services. The mobile workforce center includes many of the great services available in our physical IowaWORKS locations – but this time we’re coming to meet Iowans where they are to support their careers.

IowaWORKS recently took delivery of our custom-built bus, and we plan to be traveling the state throughout 2024 and beyond. The mobile unit has 10 computer workstations where IowaWORKS staff will be able to assist with job searches and navigating unemployment claims, just as they currently do in one of the 18 IowaWORKS locations throughout Iowa. Staff also will be able to use two 40-inch monitors to lead job search workshops or hiring fairs – including one mounted on the outside of the vehicle.

The goal is to both expand the reach of Iowa’s workforce-related programs and speed up the response in situations where there are large layoffs in a particular town. In times of crisis, IowaWORKS staff will use the mobile unit as a rapid response tool to assist impacted workers. In calmer times, staff intend to use the mobile unit to visit communities farther removed from one of the existing centers.

β€œThe pandemic caused us to rethink how we serve people across the board,” says Michelle McNertney, Division Administrator for Workforce Services at Iowa Workforce Development. β€œThis is another great tool for our toolbox. It adds flexibility and a new way to reach people who are not currently taking advantage of the wide variety of resources and services available through the IowaWORKS centers .”

Requesting the Mobile Workforce Center for Your Community

Communities across Iowa can request a visit from the IowaWORKS Mobile Workforce Center to provide workforce services. To make a request, click on the link below.

Events Calendar

Visit this link to view a schedule of upcoming events with the IowaWORKS Mobile Workforce Center.