Jobs and Unemployment


Find a federal government job 
This page explains the federal hiring process for different kinds of positions, including jobs in federal agencies, apprenticeships, and internships. A companion page,'s general find a job page, covers ways to plan a job search, write resumes and cover letters, interview strategies, and more.

Federal Unemployment Information 
If you've become unemployed through no fault of your own, or under certain eligibility requirements as outlined by state law, you qualify for unemployment benefits. This site covers those benefits and how to apply for them.


IowaWORKS is here to assist you in your employment search, advancement in your current career or supporting you in the development of a new or different career. They have a several quality workshops and the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) available to IowaWORKS members at no cost. Their workshops cover topics including job seeking, identifying your skills, interviewing, effective applications, resumes and more. 

Visit the Mason City IowaWORKS office at 600 S Pierce Avenue, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM or Wednesday,  9:00 AM to 4:30 PM or call (641)422-1524.

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