To schedule an appointment, pick a Career Specialist nearest you.

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

Alana Tweet
712-233-9030 Ext 46021

Lori Knight
712-233-9030 Ext 46061

Duane Kraayenbrink
712-233-9030 Ext 46046

IowaWORKS – Spencer
PO Box 1493
217 W. 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301

Mechelle Williams
712-262-1971 Ext 42013

Tricia Porath
712-262-1971 Ext 42011

Taylor Wold
712-262-1971 Ext 42009

IowaWORKS – Denison
504 Hwy 39 North
Denison, Iowa 51442

Katie Sharp
712-792-2685 Ext 43528

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

Colleen Heiser
712-352-3480 Ext 45123

Mary Lefeber
712-352-3480 Ext 45136

Cindy Wetterlind
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 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 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, 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.