The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all of us in different ways. We want to help. The ICR Career Collective is a curated collection of information for job seekers and employers trying to navigate a rapidly changing workforce environment. The Collective offers an up-to-date list of employers in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) region who currently are hiring, along with workforce news, resources, and webinars for employers. In addition to this web page, you can sign up to receive e-news and join us on our Facebook Group to share and access job opportunities. We may not always know the answers, but our team will find someone who does.
ICR Career Collective
Click on the companies below to view their careers page.
ACT variety of levels and skills needed
Alliant Energy Customer Service Representatives, Accounting and Finance, Line Mechanic, Procurement, Safety, Human Resources
Apache Fabricator, Maintenance Technician, Production Supervisor
BladeEdge Software Developer, Application Architect/Lead Developer
Buchanan County ISU Extension County Youth Coordinator, Program Assistant
Cargill East Production Operator, Facility Trainee
CIVCO Medical Solutions Staff Accountant
CRST IT, Sales, Safety, Operations, Customer Service, Driver Training, Finance/Accounting, Maintenance, Administrative, and Human Resources.
Exide Technologies Process Engineer, Production Supervisor, Janitor, Senior Principal Process Engineer
Express Employment Professionals Call Center, Customer Service, Purchasing
Frontier Co-op Customer Service Reps; Distributor Order Processor; Quality Auditor; Production Worker; Data-Category Analyst
Goodwill of the Heartland Quality Technician, Production Instructor/Supervisor II
Iowa City Community School District Grounds Maintenance
Iowa Fluid Power Accounting Specialist, Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
Johnson County Auditor’s Office Precinct Election Official
Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. 2nd Shift Paint Hanger
Kirkwood Community College Multiple
LattaHarris, LLP CPA, Tax Accountant, Tax Manager
Lesaffre/Red Star Yeast Food manufacturing
Lil’ Drug Store Products Senior Credit Analyst
Mediacom Broadband, Sales, Operations, Cable Technician
Mercy Hospital – Iowa City Healthcare
Mercy Hospital Iowa City Rehabilitation Hospital Healthcare, Nutrition, Environmental Services
Mercy Medical Center – Cedar Rapids Health care, administrative, food service, I.T. Environmental Services
Moo Moo’s Ice Cream Truck Driver
New Leader Manufacturing Sr Design Engineer, Manufacturing Design Engineer, Sr. Systems Analyst
New York Life – email [email protected] – Financial Services Professional
Northwestern Mutual Making an impact on others
Office Team Previous administrative assistant, office support, or customer service
Open Gates Group (Farmers Creamery/Kalona Farms/Kalona Creamery) Production, Operator, IT Specialist, Quality Technician
OPN Archiects Architect or Project Architect
Optimae LifeServices Direct Support Professional
Pleasantview Home RN/LPN or Certified Nursing Assistant
Pear Deck Software Engineer
Proctor & Gamble Electrical Engineer, Data Analytics
Remedy Intelligent Staffing Production Packaging
Robert Half Accountemps – call – Accounting and Finance 319.491.9815
Robert Half Technology Product Support Specialist
ServiceMaster by Rice – email [email protected] – Water and Fire Technicians
SmartphonesPLUS Cell Phone Repair Technician
Systems Unlimited, Inc Direct Support Professional; Supported Living Supervisor
The Meth-Wick Community CNAs & Housekeepers
To The Rescue Healthcare, Construction Supervisor, Carpenter, Employment Specialist, HR Supervisor, IT Supervisor, Program Support
TRAIL of Johnson County Executive Director
UFG Insurance Insurance, IT
UNFI Warehouse Order Selectors, Class A CDL Drivers, Sanitation Associate
UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital RN, LPN, Patient Care Technician, Radiology, Food Service, Environmental Service, Patient Registration, Sterile Processing, Surgical Technologist
University of Iowa Health Network Rehabilitation Hospital Healthcare, Nutrition, Administration
Virginia Gay Hospital CNA, LPN, RN, Radiology Tech, HIM Coder, part time Dietary Aide
Worley Fork Lift Operator
Find a Job
Temporary Job Opportunities in Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR)
If you think you will be heading back to your previous job after the COVID-19 pandemic, you might consider a temporary job opportunity. You can work up to 20 hours per week without giving up your unemployment benefits.
Temporary Jobs List from Indeed (Iowa City Area)
Temporary Jobs List from Indeed (Cedar Rapids Area)
Local Job Boards and Employer Job Sites
Scan local job boards and employer sites to review new career opportunities.
Local Job Boards
Local staffing firms are also working to connect individuals with job opportunities, including high-volume roles in response to the impact of COVID-19. Connect with these firms to review their job opportunities.
DES Employment Group
Express Employment Professionals
Remedy Intelligent Staffing
Sedona Staffing Services
Team Staffing Solutions
The Overture Group (connect with Jaime Mead)
File for Unemployment
Most claimants can receive unemployment insurance (UI) benefits for up to 26 weeks, and in some cases 39 weeks. To receive payments after filing for Unemployment Insurance benefits, a claimant must confirm eligibility every week using the claims reporting system.
Questions on Your Unemployment Insurance Claim?
[email protected] or call 1-866-239-0843
Language services are available through the Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa.
Voluntary Shared Work Option
If you have questions about the Voluntary Shared Work option: Call 866-239-0843 or send an email to the VSW coordinator at [email protected]
Submit Identity Verification Documents
Job Search Resources
If you haven’t applied for a job in a while, you might need to update your LinkedIn profile and resume. Here are a few places that can help you get started.
Kirkwood Community College: Career Coach
Take an online career assessment, browse careers, and build your resume.
Emsi Resume Optimizer
Use this tool to optimize your resume for the job you would like to apply for.
Emsi Skills Match
Share the skills you have acquired and Emsi will match you with opportunities.
Resume Template (most are free)
Career Training Services for Laid Off Workers
Learn about career training opportunities available for laid off workers
Or call IowaWORKS: 319-365-9474 extension 31502.
Career Support Services at Mt. Mercy University
Resources for job seekers including job search ideas, interview tips, and more.
Free and Short-Term Training
If you can’t find the right opportunity to return to work, you might consider some additional training to prepare you for a new career path our strengthen your skills for an existing career. Here are a few options to explore:
Kirkwood Community College Certificate Programs
Short-term certificate programs through Kirkwood Community College can help you change or advance your career with fast, flexible, and focused classes. Many programs are available online and on-demand, allowing students to chart their course at their own pace. https://www.kirkwood.edu/ce_certificates
DeltaV Code School
Cedar Rapids-based DeltaV Code School is offering free online courses for individuals interested in becoming software developers or digital marketing developers. Their initial 1-day course is Code 101 and is free all summer. Code 102 is free for the first 100 students who enroll. https://www.deltavcodeschool.com/recovery/
Coursera Free Online Learning
Iowa Workforce Development has partnered with Coursera to offer FREE online learning opportunities to Iowans who are looking to build their skill sets or explore new careers in areas such as entrepreneurship, information technology and advanced manufacturing training. Register and enroll in courses here.
Times might be tough if you are experiencing a job loss like so many others in our region. We are lucky to have great agencies that can provide some support until you find your next job or get back to the job you love.
211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer.
Dial: 211 by phone
Linn County Community Resource Sheets
This site has a list of curated community resources in the Cedar Rapids area based on need
HACAP is a community action agency serving 6 counties in Eastern Iowa. They provide education, energy, health, and housing assistance.
Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS)
DHS offers healthcare and financial support options.
Horizons Family Service Alliance
Horizon’s offers meals on wheels, elder services, financial counseling, family services, and transportation support.
Iowa City Area Food Resources
Cedar Rapids Area Food Resources
Free School Lunches
Many of the school districts in our region are providing free grab and go lunch options for students. Check your school district’s website to find additional information
IMMEDIATE HIRING OPPORTUNITIES
Share your immediate job openings and we will spread the word.
Immediate Job Openings Form
US Department of Labor: COVID-19 Resources
SHRM: COVID-19 Resources
IOWA WORKFORCE RESOURCES
Unemployment Insurance Guidance for Employers: COVID-19
Voluntary Shared Work Program
Skillful is a nonprofit organization in Colorado that helps employers accelerate the adoption of skills-based practices to support talent acquisition and retention essential to economic success and business growth. Their training and resources are free.
Job Posting Dashboard
Track job posting trends by month and compare to 2019 averages. You can also filter by region, industry, company, job, and skill.