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New ways to access Iowa Workforce Development coming

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DES MOINES (KWWL)-– You'll soon be able to access Iowa Workforce Development services with new platform.  A reformed and enhanced delivery system for statewide workforce services will begin July 1.

"Iowa's changing economy deserves an enhanced system that provides multiple access points for workforce services throughout the state while providing intensive, fully integrated services within the regional offices for those in need of additional services and training," stated Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert. 

Iowa's current system has 55 field offices.  The new, enhanced system will provide 16 regional integrated one-stop offices and over 500 locally enhanced access points through public libraries, ISU Extension offices, Iowa Career Access Points and more.  This enhanced system will have greater availability to the public with evening and weekend hours, something not available now.  Additionally, IWD will continue to enhance technology based services throughout the new system for the benefit of all clients. The workforce system will transition throughout late 2011 and into early 2012 to ensure a process that meets the needs of training and set-up for each locally enhanced access point.

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