Services for Job Seekers

Preemployment Assistance

  • Assessment of your skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests
  • Access to job openings via computer or job board
  • Assistance in preparing a resume for you
  • Determining your eligibility for financial aid
  • Instruction to how to complete an online FAFSA application for financial assistance for schooling
  • Help with filing Unemployment Insurance claims
  • Information about area schools, programs and apprenticeship opportunities
  • Use of computers for GED preparation
  • Access to books and videos on job seeking and career planning
  • Career counseling, planning and guidance

Training Services

  • Training for a new career in a high-demand occupation
  • Skill upgrading and retraining
  • Job readiness training
  • Assistance with applying for financial aid
  • Adult education and literacy activities
  • Entrepreneurial training (how to be your own boss)

On-the-Job Training (OJT)

  • Earn while you learn on the job
  • Find out if a certain line of work is right for you
  • Your employer is reimbursed for up to half of the cost of your pay while you train, with funds provided by Iowa Employment Solutions @ DMACC

Support Services

Support services are provided by the Iowa Works program to help qualifying Central Iowans take part in training activities. They can include:

  • Clothing and shoes
  • Personal counseling
  • Dependent and child care
  • Financial assistance
  • Health care
  • Relocation assistance
  • Residential/meals
  • Services for people with disabilities
  • Transportation assistance