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      Looking for a summer job? Iowa Workforce Development can help

      As high school kids are wrapping up the school year and college students are returning home for the summer, many teenagers and young adults will be looking for a summer job.

      If they're having trouble figuring out where to start, there's a resource in Ottumwa that can help. The Ottumwa IowaWORKS Center of Iowa Workforce Development is a resource for job seekers. IowaWORKS works with local employers to know what kind of jobs are available and prepares you to get one.

      The first of many summer workshops begins Monday, June 10, to give job seekers the skills they need to land that interview.

      "They're going to be attending numerous workshops and different things like that to learn about our labor market information program, resume writing, how to dress for the work environment and for success, interviewing skills and there will be a lot of team-building exercises that are included in that," said Katie Hommer, Communications Coordinator for Iowa Workforce Development.

      There is still time to sign up for the workshop, which will also include two days on the Indian Hills Community College campus to learn about their specialized programs. If you are interested, call 641-684-5401 or visit their website by clicking here.

      Hommer said students can also take the National Career Readiness Certificate for free, which is a way to show employers what skills they can bring to a job.