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Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area

Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area

Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area is the planned successor to four local development areas (Western Iowa, Northwest Iowa, North Central Iowa, and Southwest Iowa) who voted in early 2023 to dissolve.

Iowa Workforce Development formally became responsible for providing workforce services to the 42-county region on July 1.

The Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area is a key vehicle for providing workforce development services in 42 counties in Western Iowa. Guided by the Iowa State Workforce Development Board, Iowa Plains provides services to Iowa job seekers through the region’s IowaWORKS job centers.


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Great Plains Area Local Workforce Development Board

Iowa Plains Local Workforce Development Area is a proud partner of IowaWORKS.

As the core employment system for the state of Iowa, IowaWORKS serves as the one-stop shop for all opportunities in Iowa’s workforce. We help Iowans in search of career assistance and employers in need of new workforce solutions. IowaWORKS is a partner of the American Job Center network. Each local offices houses the staff and core partners that entail the state’s workforce services.

IowaWORKS connects Iowans with their next job or career path – regardless of circumstances. You don’t have to be unemployed; we help all Iowans by finding the jobs that match their skillsets or helping them add the skills they need to land in a new career. These services are available at no cost to customers.

  • Personalized resume and interview assistance
  • In-person or online support from career planners
  • Direct connections to virtual workshops and proven training programs
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