Title I – Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

To schedule an appointment, pick a Career Specialist nearest you or email iowaworks@goodwillgreatplains.org for more information.

IowaWORKS – Sioux City
2508 Fourth Street
Sioux City, Iowa 51101

Alana Tweet
712-233-9030 Ext 46068

Lori Knight
712-233-9030 Ext 46061

Bill Flynn
712-233-9030 Ext 46014

Jackie Stellish
712-233-9030 Ext 46045

Maggie Vogt
712-233-9030 Ext 46065

IowaWORKS – Denison
504 Hwy 39 North
Denison, Iowa 51442

Suzette Ernst
712-792-2685 Ext 43529

Kylie Belt
712-792-2685 Ext 43540

IowaWORKS – Council Bluffs
300 West Broadway, Suite 13
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Cindy Goodin
712-352-3480 Ext 45127


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 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 for 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 workforce areas within Iowa.

The Western Iowa Local Workforce Development Area serves people who live in Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Palo Alto, Clay, Obrien, Sioux, Buena Vista, Plymouth, Cherokee, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Harrison, Shelby, Audubon, Guthrie, Pottawattame, Cass, Mills, Fremont and Page 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.

For more information, email iowaworks@goodwillgreatplains.org.