Dislocated Worker Program

Dislocated Worker Program

Vision:

Under WIA, the vision for Iowa's Workforce Development System is to provide an efficient, effective, and convenient system for:

  • Job-seekers to find jobs
  • Employers to locate new workers; and
  • Job-seekers and employers to access information that will assist them in developing their career and business plans.

Eligibility:

Eligibility for the Dislocated Worker Program is based on employment status and labor market information.

Services:

WIA provides for three levels of services for Adults and Dislocated Workers: Core, Intensive, and Training, with at least one service at one level being a prerequisite to moving to the next level.


  • Level 1 Staff-Assisted Core Services - Job Search and placement assistance including career counseling, job development, job clubs and workshops, and job referrals.
  • Level 2 Intensive Services - Comprehensive assessments of skill levels and service needs, development of an individual employment plan, counseling and career planning job readiness, skill upgrading, internships, work experiences, and remedial and basic skill services.
  • Level 3 Training Services - Customized, on-the-job, secondary education certification, skill training and retraining (via institutions/colleges), and entrepreneurial.


News Headlines

UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 20, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Skilled Iowa Initiative Update
  • Employee Spotlight - Ashley Goltz
  • Decorah Named 2014 All-Star Community
  • IowaWorks Did You Know....
  • Christensen represents UERPC in Pittsburgh
  • Iowa Food Hub Benefits from USDA Grant for Local Foods Promotion
  • All Board!
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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 15, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • NE IA Rural Development Awards
  • Employee Spotlight-Jenna Siebrecht
  • NE IA City Clerk Association Meeting
  • Revolving Loan Funds Available to Businesses
  • Have You Seen EARL?
  • IowaWorks Did You Know....
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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Mon, August 18, 2014

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Updated LMI Figures
  • Employee Spotlight-Steven Benne
  • IowaWorks-Did You Know?
  • ALICE Training
  • Finance 101 Training
  • YCC Training Held in Washington D.C.
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Pavement Data Collection Vans

Posted: Wed, July 23, 2014
Last spring, the Iowa DOT expanded its pavement data collection activities to include all paved roads in the state.  Previously, data was collected only on Federal-aid routes.  The Iowa DOT is paying for this data collection as part of its efforts to promote asset management among all jurisdictions responsible for roads.  

As a result of the increased scope of data collection, we've received calls and questions from several communities about the data collection vans.  The purpose of this note is to alert you that you may observe these vans in your community.  The vans are white with an  ARAN (Automatic Road Analyzer) logo on the side.

If you would like more information about pavement data collection, the Iowa Pavement Management Program (IPMP) web site is a good resource.  The page below, which is advertising a free workshop on pavement data collection and uses, shows a picture of what the ARAN vans look like, as well as the areas of the state where pavement data collection is currently in-progress.
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