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Workforce Development

Beth Townsend, Director

Mission Statement:
Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) contributes to the economic security of Iowa's workers, businesses and communities through a comprehensive statewide system of employment services, education and regulation of health, safety and employment laws.

Helping Iowans earn good wages
Putting Iowans to work
Sustaining Iowans' employment
Preparing Iowa youth age (14-21) for Iowa's Workforce
Average number of days from Workers Comp petition to decision


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Highlighted Measure:

Helping Iowans earn good wages.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development
WIOA=Wokforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Note:
These programs operate based on federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2016, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2017.

Special Note:
This dataset contains Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) measures covering Title I Adult, Title I Dislocated Workers and Title I Youth programs. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance goals and outcomes reported through Program Year 2015 before transitioning to WIOA performance outcomes commencing Program Year 2016.

Updated 11/01/2018

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Average Quarterly Earnings
PY17 First year reporting outcomes

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Average Quarterly Earnings
PY17 First year reporting outcomes



Why this is important:
The median wage of people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services and the types of jobs available to them in Iowa.

  • WIOA Adult - The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Investment Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.
  • Employment Services - This measures the effectiveness of job search assistance services provided through IWD's statewide network of offices.

What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Sustaining Iowans' employment.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workforce Development Services Administration WIOA-Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Note:
This dataset contains Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) measures covering Title I Adult, Title I Dislocated Workers and Title I Youth programs. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance goals and outcomes reported through Program Year 2015 before transitioning to WIOA performance outcomes commencing Program Year 2016.

Special Note:
**Similar to entered employment in WIA**

Updated 11/01/2018

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Entered Employment Rate
PY17 First year reporting outcomes

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Entered Employment Rate
PY17 First year reporting outcomes


Why this is important:
The ability that people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services have in retaining jobs is a good indication of the quality of services they received.

  • WIOA Adult - The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIOA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.

NOTE: These programs operate based on a federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2016, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2017.

What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Sustaining Iowans' employment.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workforce Development Services Administration

Special Note:
This dataset contains Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) measures covering Title I Adult, Title I Dislocated Workers and Title I Youth programs. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance goals and outcomes reported through Program Year 2015 before transitioning to WIOA performance outcomes commencing Program Year 2016.

Updated 11/01/2018

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Retention Rate
PY17 First year reporting outcomes

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Job Retention Rate
PY17 First year reporting outcomes

Why this is important:
The ability that people of various backgrounds who receive employment and training services have in retaining jobs is a good indication of the quality of services they received.

  • WIOA Adult - The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program for Adults offers several types of services including job training for low-income participants.
  • WIOA Dislocated Workers - This Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program provides training and other services to workers who are affected by layoffs or plant closings.

NOTE: These programs operate based on a federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2016, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2017.

What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

Highlighted Measure:

Preparing Iowa youth age (14-24) for Iowa's Workforce.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Workforce Center Administration

WIOA = Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

Special Note:
This dataset contains Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act (WIOA) measures covering Title I Adult, Title I Dislocated Workers and Title I Youth programs. Workforce Investment Act (WIA) performance goals and outcomes reported through Program Year 2015 before transitioning to WIOA performance outcomes commencing Program Year 2016.

Updated 11/01/2018

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Adult Retention Rate
PY17 First year reporting outcomes

 

GRAPH - Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Job Retention Rate
PY17 - First year reporting outcomes

Why this is important:
WIOA Youth Placement in Employment or Education Rate - The percent of youth who are employed, enrolled in post-secondary education, or enrolled in advanced training following employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

WIOA Youth Attainment of a Degree or Certificate - The percent of eligible youth who attain a high school diploma, GED, or skill certificate after receiving employment and training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

WIOA Youth Measurable Skills Gain Rate - The percent of eligible youth who demonstrate a measurable skills gain after receiving employmentand training services is a good indication of the quality of their services.

NOTE: These programs operate based on federal program years which are numbered differently from state fiscal years. Federal program year 2016, for example, is the same as state fiscal year 2017.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development and its partner organizations are applying new technologies and making other improvements to services to increase both efficiency and effectiveness in all programs.

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Highlighted Measure:

Resolving Workers' Compensation petitions.

Data Source: Iowa Workforce Development, Division of Workers' Compensation

Updated 11/01/2018

GRAPH - OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program

Why this is important:
The average days between the filing of a petition and the day a decision is rendered by the Division of Workers' Compensation determines how long an injured worker must wait to receive compensation for the injury sustained on the job.


What we're doing about this:
Iowa Workforce Development is improving performance in all programs by streamlining processes and applying technology as appropriate.

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