Polk County Decategorization

Employment Resources



The Goodwill of Central Iowa Day Services Program for adults with disabilities and/or mental health needs

Our Day Services Program is a participant-driven program that provides services to adults with disabilities and/or mental health needs. The program is designed to develop, maintain and increase or maximize independence. Programming is ongoing and takes place 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Friday. This program is held at the Goodwill Headquarters in Johnston, and multiple outings are scheduled each week to provide opportunities for community integration. Download Program flyer here.

IowaWORKS FREE Work Readiness Workshops at 430 E Grand to 200 Army Post Road.

As many of you already know, we offer a wide range of free offerings to help those in our community locate, apply for, and secure a great career. Topics range from resumes to social media to conflict resolution and pretty much everything in between. Participants can earn a number of certificates from our workshops also, which look GREAT on a resume. Pre-registration is not necessary either, except for the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) exam. We also host a monthly career fair/employer panel that I strongly recommend job seekers attend to make sure they are getting themselves in front of the decision makers of the hiring process. Hard to beat free interviews!

* IowaWORKS have partnered with DMACC to offer free HiSET and ESL workshops at IowaWORK Development Center, Mondays-Thursdays.


United Way

Launch Your Carrer in Health Care - partnering with Central Iowa Health Works

  • FREE education and job training
  • FREE coaching to find the training and career that's right for you
  • A flexible schedule of classes
  • Help with challenges like child care and transportation
  • Support with job advancement and placement at central Iowa employers looking for skilled workers
  • More than 15 career options to work with patients in health care settings.
  • (Scroll down to browse career options.)

Questions before you sign up? Contact Amber Ramirez at 515-645-6201 or amber@centraliowaworks.org. Click here to learn more.

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Employment Opportunities

Our mission is to support and empower Iowa’s Latinx professionals by creating an inclusive space and providing opportunities for:
Professional Development
Connections to Iowa’s Employers

Webinar Series


State of Iowa Bid Opportunities

Request for Proposals for Branding Project

Employment Opportunities

If you have employment opportunities and would like to add them to this list, please Sonia Reyes-Snyder.

Government Jobs
·State of Iowa 
·City of Ames
·City of Des Moines | Firefighter | Housing Case Manager
·City of Dubuque 
·City of Iowa City
·Denison Job Corps
·Des Moines Water Works
·Fifth Judicial District Department of Correctional Services

Colleges and Universities
Community Colleges

·Hawkeye Community College
·Eastern Iowa Community College
·Des Moines Area Community College
·Indian Hills Community College
·Iowa Central Community College
·Iowa Lakes Community College
·Iowa Valley Community College District
·Iowa Western Community College
·Kirkwood Community College
·North Iowa Area Community College
·Northwest Iowa Community College
·Southeastern Community College
·Southwestern Community College
·Western Iowa Tech Community College

State Universities
·University of Iowa
·University of Northern Iowa
·Iowa State University

Private Colleges/Universities
·Des Moines University
·Drake University
·Graceland University
·Grand View University
·Simpson College | Admissions Representative/Assistant Director of Admissions
·Wesleyan University

Nonprofit Organizations
·Crisis Intervention Services, West Oskaloosa | Executive Director
·Diversity Service Center of Iowa, Muscatine | Executive Director Position
·Lutheran Services in Iowa
·Planned Parenthood of the Heartland
·Proteus | Case Manager, Iowa City | Summer Health Aids in Des Moines, Iowa City and Fort Dodge | Human Resources Coordinator
·United Way of Central Iowa 
·YESS-Youth Emergency Services & Shelter | Bilingual Family Peer Support Specialist

Training opportunity Career fair Employment opportunity for providers