Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: September 19, 2022
Contact: Jesse Dougherty
Telephone: 515-725-5487

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Iowa Workforce Development to Provide IowaWORKS Services in Ames

Career Planner to be Available on Mondays at Ames Public Library

DES MOINES – Iowa Workforce Development today announced a new location for providing IowaWORKS services to Ames job seekers.

Starting today, Monday, September 19, an IowaWORKS career planner will be available on-site at the Ames Public Library to serve Iowans on Mondays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

The decision to transition Ames-area services from a satellite office to an on-site career planner was done in close collaboration with local officials and was based on several factors, including data on office foot traffic and overall services used. The Ames career planner will be able to provide job seekers with resume and interview prep assistance, effective job search strategies, assistance with unemployment claims, or make connections to other training resources.

β€œAmes Public Library’s mission is to connect you to the world of ideas. We’re always excited to connect community members to vital resources like IowaWORKS, especially when they can meet a local expert to guide them through the process!” said Jillian Ocken, Community Relations Specialist for the Ames Public Library.

β€œIowaWORKS exists to serve Iowans,” said Linda Rouse, Division Administrator at Iowa Workforce Development. β€œWe believe this is the best way to balance our resources and help the most people we can.”

Ames residents who want assistance on other days of the week are encouraged to make a virtual appointment with a career planner via or visit the office in Des Moines. IowaWORKS also is developing a mobile unit that will be rolled out next year.

Ames IowaWORKS - IowaWORKS career planner services

Effective September 19, 2022

Mondays from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Ames Public Library
515 Douglas Avenue
Ames, IA 50010

Additional Services:
Des Moines IowaWORKS One-Stop Center
Serving Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story and Warren Counties

200 Army Post Road
Des Moines, IA 50315

Phone: 515-281-9619
Fax: 515-281-9640
(Note: Both in-person and virtual appointments are available)

For more information on IowaWORKS offices, please visit this link.