IowaWORKS - In partnership with the Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board

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About Us

IWD is a state agency committed to providing employment services for individual job seekers through our IowaWORKS partnership. Employers and businesses can post jobs, hire veterans and apply for qualifying federal tax credits. IWD continually strives to improve processes and align the organization in such a way to provide effective, demand-driven products and services. IWD staff in Des Moines consists of administrative, labor services, workers’ compensation, labor market information, and the unemployment insurance services staff. The agency also maintains a statewide delivery system of 15 regional, 4 satellite, and 8 expansion offices to provide services to Iowans in communities demonstrating need.

The Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Board is a workforce development board and non-profit organization overseeing the workforce services in the eight counties of Jackson, Clinton, Scott, Muscatine, Henry, Louisa, Des Moines, and Lee in Iowa called the Mississippi Valley Workforce Development Area (MVWA).

Our customers include job seekers and employers who access services provided by a network of partners through One Stop Centers located in Davenport and Burlington and other affiliate sites across our Local Area. Our work is funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and other grant opportunities.

The Chief Elected Officials (CEOs) and Workforce Development Board provide visionary leadership and oversight to workforce development services in Iowa MVWA. CEO members are elected officials from the eight-county service area, while LWDB members are leaders from business, labor, economic development, government, the public sector, and education.

Rep/Contact Info

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Jacqueline Friemel
Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER)
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Martha Garcia-Tappa
Business Marketing Specialist
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Jamie McLaughlin
Business Services Consultant
Kendra Schaapveld
Project Director, Title I Adult/Dislocated Worker, Youth Programs