Dislocated Worker Program

Dislocated Worker Program


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


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.

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UERPC November Newsletter

Posted: Mon, November 16, 2015

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

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UERPC October Newsletter

Posted: Mon, October 19, 2015

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

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UERPC September Newsletter

Posted: Mon, September 21, 2015

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

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UERPC August Newsletter

Posted: Tue, August 18, 2015

Some of the headlines you can read about this month:

  • Apprenticeships
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