Iowa Workforce Development Communications
For Immediate Release
Date: February 21, 2018
Contact: Cory Kelly
Iowa Governor Reynolds Attends Des Moines IowaWORKS Center Ribbon Cutting, Open House
Des Moines, IA – More than 150 people gathered at the IowaWORKS Center in Des Moines for a ribbon cutting and open house today.
“As we celebrate this new office in Des Moines, the state’s largest IowaWORKS Center, I encourage all Iowans - whether you’re a job seeker or an employer - to explore the services that are available in this Center and other Centers across the state,” said Gov. Kim Reynolds. “By working together and encouraging Iowans to explore their dreams, I have no doubt that Iowa will become the most Future Ready workforce in the nation.”
The IowaWORKS Center in Des Moines moved to its new southside location at 200 Army Post Road in mid-November and serves an average of 80 to 120 new customers daily.
“Every day, through these Centers, our IowaWORKS staff power possibilities for Iowans by connecting workers with opportunities and employers to workforce solutions,” said Iowa Workforce Director Beth Townsend. “I could not be more proud of or more inspired by the work this team provides.”
Jennifer Reha, Central District Manager, said the IowaWORKS staff and partners are settled in and accustomed to their new workspace.
“We are committed to providing excellent customer service, no matter where our clients fall on the spectrum.” said Reha. “Whether you’ve dropped out of school and are new to the workforce, or if your company downsized and you’re unemployed for the first time in your life, you will find a smiling face, a warm handshake and professionals who are here to help you get back on your feet.”
IowaWORKS, a proud partner of the American Job Center network, provides job seeker services such as employment searches, resume and cover letter assistance, mock interviews and workforce training. Businesses can receive worker recruitment services.
For more information on IowaWORKS, call (515) 281-9619 or visit iowaworks.gov. The IowaWORKS Center in Des Moines is open Mondays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.