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Job Training for Iowa

Iowa Job Training

“Hawk-eye State”

Iowa presents you with specific training opportunities for the largest and fastest growing:

  • industrial sectors
  • occupations
  • companies

But first, let’s take a quick look at the overall economy and key industrial locations.

Iowa Economic Overview

In 2016, Iowa Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ranked 30th with over $67 billion and ranked 22nd with a per capita GDP of over $50,000. For June 2017, Iowa had an employed workforce of over 1.6 million and an unemployment rate of 3.2%. For 2016, Iowa ranked 12th on the cost of living.

The following shows per capita gross state product for the last 20 years, relative to America at large; Iowa’s rank on this measure has risen from 31st to 18th.

Iowa Income Per PersonIowa Locations for Job Training

Here at, we can help you get the on-the-job training you need for your business anywhere in Iowa, including the following major cities:

  • Iowa Locations for Job TrainingAmes
  • Cedar Rapids
  • Davenport
  • Des Moines
  • Dubuque
  • Iowa City
  • Omaha
  • Sioux City
  • Waterloo

Iowa Industries for Job Training connects you with training providers that support all the major Iowa industries. The chart below shows the percentage of the economy, in terms of jobs, that various industry supersectors contribute to the Iowa economy, relative to the percentage that those sectors contribute to the overall U.S. economy.

Iowa Sector Sizes

The Iowa OJT supersector with a proportionate part of their workforce that is 2% or more than the country at large is Manufacturing.

Manufacturing. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

The manufacturing subsector includes 21 specific manufacturing sectors, which include product manufacturing related to food, beverage, tobacco, textiles, apparel, leather, wood, paper, printing, petroleum and coal, chemicals, plastics and rubber, nonmetallic minerals, primary metals, fabricated metal, machinery, computers and electronics, electrical equipment, appliances, components, transportation equipment, furniture and miscellaneous.

Manufacturing is the top supersector in Iowa, with over 214,000 employed in this supersector (June 2017). Companies reporting the most single site employees in this supersector are:

  • Vermeer Manufacturing Company
  • Red Star Yeast Company, LLC
  • Mv Transportation, Inc
  • Masterbrand Cabinets, Inc.
  • Deere & Company

Iowa Growth Industries for Job Training

The following chart shows the growth of the major supersectors over the last year, from June 2016 thru June 2017, relative to the growth of those sectors for the country at large.

Iowa Sector Growth

Iowa OJT industries that grew their workforce 2% or more than the country at large are the Mining and Logging supersector and the Financial Activities supersector.

Mining and Logging. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Mining and Logging is the top growth industry in Iowa, relative to the rest of America, with about 2,500 employed (0.2% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Mining and Logging employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 13.6% while the national average grew 4.8%.

Financial Activities. This supersector includes the following subsectors:

Financial Activities is one of the top growth industries in Iowa, relative to the rest of America, with over 112,000 employed (7.1% of the employed workforce) in this supersector (June 2017). Financial Activities employment growth between June 1016 and June 2017 grew 4.3% while the national average grew 2.0%. Companies reporting the most employment growth in this supersector are:

  • American Equity Investment Life Holding Company
  • Fidelity & Guaranty Life
  • United Fire Group, Inc.
  • Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
  • Hills Bancorporation

Iowa Occupations for Job Training

The following shows Iowa occupations with the largest proportion of employees, relative to the rest of the nation. For example, a location quotient of “5” indicates that the percentage of employees in the occupation is five times greater than for the entire nation.

Iowa Job Opportunities

Iowa Job Training Providers

Iowa has a variety of different training opportunities that you can access on the state government website, see Iowa Training. See OJT trainers in Iowa for additional training providers.

At, we connect you with the best on-the-job training programs and on-the-job training providers in Iowa. Whether you are looking for job training manuals, job training videos, on the job training programs, or any other sort of job training programs in Iowa, can help you.

Drop a line today and let us help you with your job training needs! 

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