Workforce Development


1111 Paine St Suite G, Decorah, IA 52101


Fern Rissman





Our Iowa Workforce Development offices provide quality one-on-one customer services. We will assist you with employment recruitment, retention and retraining with a variety of other employment assistance, such as:

  • Resource Center – Contains the tools needed to prepare résumés, work on self-assessments and skill development, and research local, state and national wage and occupational information. Computers are available for use to prepare and print résumés and cover letters.
  • Skill Assessment and Career Counseling – Testing services to assist job seekers in identifying skills, interests, abilities and training needs to develop a comprehensive employment plan. Help is also available for upgrading current job skills or learning new ones.
  • Job Search Training – Training on the most current job seeking skills to find and to keep a job.
  • Iowa’s Job Bank – Computerized job bank, an affiliate of America’s Job Bank, helps employers and job seekers find each other. Employers list their job openings and job seekers can register for employment electronically.
  • Placement – Job seekers receive referral information on jobs and applications with local employers. The skills and interests of job seekers are matched with the right job.
  • Labor Market Information – Information on current wage rates, future job projections, top county employers and economic conditions. These resources are available electronically, on the Internet and in publication form.
  • Specialized Services – Specialized employment and training services are available for veterans, welfare recipients and youth.
  • Income and Support Services – Our Workforce Development Centers help dislocated workers file unemployment claims. Income and support services are available for laid-off workers while they look for employment or pursue training. Support assistance is also offered to public assistance participants who are transitioning from public assistance to self-sufficiency.

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  • 8:30am – 4:30pm M – F