Business Engagement

Whether you're growing, diversifying, or streamlining your business operations, Iowa Workforce Development offers essential resources to support employers at every stage of the business cycle.

Our team of experts is available for guidance, addressing a wide range of inquiries. Whether you seek assistance with recruitment strategies, exploring tax credits for new hires, tailored training initiatives, or in-depth insights into your local labor market, they are here to help.

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An Extension of Your Business

  • Business Engagement provides critical resources for employers, including support of day-to-day services.
  • Business Engagement connects employers with a wide variety of resources to help you find, expand, or build your workforce.

How IWD Helps Business

Whether you develop, expand, or consolidate your business, Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) has the
tools employers need.

Recruitment Assistance

  • Iowa’s Largest Job Bank -
  • Hiring Events
  • On-Site Recruitment

Diversify Your Workforce

  • Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Adult Dislocated Workers
  • Immigrant and Refugee Programs
  • Veterans

Build Your Pipeline

  • Iowa Jobs Training Program
  • Work-based Learning
  • Registered Apprenticeship Programs
  • Employers’ Council of Iowa (ECI)
  • Virtual Workshops

Employer Resources

  • Business Sector Partnerships
  • Labor Market Information
  • Rapid Response
  • My Iowa UI
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For more information or to find a local ECI group, please visit your local IowaWORKS office or visit the Iowa Workforce Development website at

Here to Help

Each IowaWORKS center has a local Business Services Team that includes partners and professionals who can
support your business needs. Contact us for more information.


Required Employer Posters:

Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI)

The Employers' Council of Iowa (ECI) is a valuable advisory group that provides free membership to all businesses in the community. As a trusted partner, ECI helps shape the business strategy of Iowa Workforce Development (IWD). By sponsoring training initiatives, ECI addresses pressing concerns faced by employers and works closely with IWD to meet the state's critical human resource needs.

For more information or to find a local ECI group, please visit your local IowaWORKS office or visit the Iowa Workforce Development website at


The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers with 100 or more employees to give 60 calendar days written notice when there is a plant closing or mass layoff. This protects workers, their families, and communities. The notice provides employees time to prepare for the potential loss of their jobs, find new employment, and, if necessary, enroll in training.

For more information:

WARN Contact Information

For questions and issuances of WARN notifications, please contact the State Rapid Response Coordinator at Iowa Workforce Development.

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