Goodwill of the Great Plains

Most people know us for our donation centers and thrift stores, but we’re so much more.
We help people find jobs through education and training programs offered by Goodwill.

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Mission

Mission
Goodwill of the Great Plains serves as an advocate for economic self-sufficiency through employment and education.

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Shop

Shop
At Goodwill, it is easy to find value as well as quality, name brand merchandise. We add new merchandise daily, offering amazing deals and unbelievable finds for every shopping trip.

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Donate

Donate
When you donate to Goodwill or purchase from our retail stores, you are helping people find jobs and much more through our mission programming.

How To Donate

Goodwill. Good Cause.

When you donate to Goodwill or purchase from our retail stores, you are helping people find jobs and much more through our mission programming.

 

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Title I Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

IowaWORKS Greater Siouxland
2508 Fourth Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101
712-233-9030


Helping people define and achieve their employment goals.

Eligibility for Services

You May Be Eligible if:

  • You have been permanently laid off from your job
  • Are unemployed or underemployed with additional barriers (income guidelines apply)

Career Planning Services

  • Assistance in job search and placement
  • Skills assessment and barriers to employment
  • Labor market and career information
  • Skill enhancing workshops
  • Referrals to community resources

Training Services

Training services may be available to individuals who are determined eligible. All training providers must be certified by WIOA to be used for training. Services include:

High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED)

Most employers require a high school diploma or HSED as part of their application process.  Resources are available to assist you in obtaining your HSED.

Basic Skill Upgrades

Increasing your skills in targeted areas can improve your employability. Completing a class or two may be enough to gain those needed skills.

On-the-Job Training

Learning new skills on the job can be an excellent way to get the needed skills while still earning wages.  WIOA may be able to pay up to 50 percent of those wages if there are employers with positions available.needed skills while still earning wages.  WIOA may be able to pay up to 50 percent of those wages if there are employers with positions available.

Classroom Training

Vocational training or completion of a four-year degree is available to those jobs that require more formal training.  Financial assistance may be provided for tuition, books and other support services (based on needs and funding available.)

What Else Should I Know?

WIOA services are funded by the United States Department of Labor.

The Iowa Department of Workforce Development is awarded the funding, which is then allocated to the various regions within Iowa.

The Western Iowa Local Workforce Development Area serves people who live in Audubon, Carroll, Cass, Cherokee, Crawford, Fremont, Greene, Guthrie, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona, Page, Plymouth, Pottawattamie, Sac, Shelby and Woodbury counties.

Services are provided at no cost to the person receiving the services.

Training institutions and individual training programs must be certified before WIOA funds can be used for training.

 Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities.

For deaf and hard of hearing, use relay 711.

 

Job Openings

We have part-time and full-time positions available throughout Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota. Learn more >>

Students

Every year we serve youth with career-oriented programs and support.
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Job Center

Job Centers link job seekers to staff and technology to search and apply for jobs, improve computer skills and access community resources. Learn more >>

Training Programs

Goodwill training programs teach individuals facing limited job opportunities the skills needed for competitive employment. Learn more >>

People with Disabilities

At Goodwill we provide a variety of services for adults to help give them the tools necessary to sharpen their skills, meet new challenges, and create more rewarding and independent lives. Learn more >>