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“There is no greater disability in society
than the inability to see
a person as more.”

— Robert M. Hensel

We Work With Employers

In today’s challenging business climate, employers benefit from our years of experience in providing well-trained and motivated employees.

Identifying Qualified Workers

Screening Candidates

On-the-job Training Provisions and Follow-up Support

Implementing Job Accommodations & Improving Access

Our Annual Impact In North Iowa

Facts & Stats


Served over 350 north Iowans in 10 counties


Helped 86 new job seekers get jobs


Helped 38 students find PT jobs and internships


Supported 187 employees with job retention services
with annual earnings exceeding $1.8 million

Training & Employment Services


The WorkCenter and LunchBox café employs and trains individuals through contracts with local businesses. Services include janitorial and food prep training, business contracts to build pallets, packaging hardware, sorting, mailing and more.


Affordables and Affordables on 1st are resale stores that provide training opportunities for retail sales skills. Affordables restocks over 300 different items each day and serves an average of 150-200 customers daily.


JobLink is the employment services division. We offer employability skills training, career assessments, retail and food service certificates and training, job placement, and job supports.

Java Works

Java Works now trainees can move on to the coffee shop to add skills and build on customer service delivery. It is a win – win employment training expansion. Library patrons and guests enjoy refreshments and area employers end up as winners of trained employees.

Thank You To Our 2018 Partners

1st Pres. Church | 218 Fuel | Express | 7 Stars Family Restaurant  | A to Z Drying Inc. | Osage Affordables | Apple Valley Assisted Living| Clear Lake Apple Valley | Assisted Living Osage | Applebees | Arbys | Bennigans | Bills Foods Forest City | Bread & Buttercreme| Campbells Supply | Cedar River Pizza | Cedar Valley Auction & Realty | Central Preschool | Charles City YMCA |
Charlie Brown Clear Lake | City of Webster City| Country Meadow Place | Culvers | Curries | Dairy Queen | Diamond Jo Casino |  
Ellsworth College | Emersons Mason City | Emersons Osage | Eternity Wireless | Express Personel Services-NIACC |
Faith Lutheran Nursing Home | Fareway | Fleet Farm | Franklin Wellness Center | Godfathers- Hampton | Good Shepherd | Goodwill |Graham | Great Western Dining | Hamilton Social Services | Hampton-Dumont School System | Heavenly Bakery | Holtz Services |
Home Health Building- Osage | Hy-Vee Charles City | Hy-Vee East | Hy-Vee West | Iowa Falls Sanitation | Jaslyn Cleaning |
Java Works | JobLink Janitorial | K & H Corporation | KBS Services | KFC | KIMT |Kmart- Charles City | Kraft Foods/Kelly Services | Lime Creek Nature Center | Liquor Barn | Luke’s Central Machine & Parts | Main St. Blossoms Osage | MC Country Club |
McDonalds Charles City | McDonalds South | McDonalds West | Mercy Medical Center | Mitchell County Conservation Center |
Mitchell County Services Bldg | Newman Childcare | North Iowa Collision Center | Osage Apple Valley Assisted Living |
Osage Community Daycare | Osage Fire Dept. | Osage Hardees | Perkins | Pizza Ranch Charles City | Pizza Ranch Garner |
Prairie Ridge | Prime N Wine | QPS-NIACC | Rib Crib | Salvation Army | Scenic Living Communities | Schupick & Assoc. | Sersi |
Smithfield Foods | St. Ansgar Schools | Subway | Tailgaters | Task Master | The Meadows- Clear Lake | Time Citizen | Tried & True |
Trinity Lutheran Church | Tugs Daycare | Village General Store | Walgreens | Wal-Mart | Webster City Maid Rite |
Woodshop/NIVC Services | Zilges

Success Stories

“I love working with employees from NIVC. They are always happy to come to work and you can tell they really enjoy the job they are doing.”


Stan– Rib Crib

“Having a partnership with NIVC has been really good for us… We’ve had Kathy as a job coach with us for a long time so she’s kind of part of the family… It’s been a really good transition for us. We’ve had quite a few clients of NIVC… and we’re not hesitant to take that on.”


Vicky– McDonalds

“It is a win-win situation. Franklin Wellness Center (FWC) and class members appreciate Marcy’s welcoming smile and she does a nice job making sure members are helped. In turn, Marcy can earn money while gaining work experience and independence.”


Jim– Franklin Wellness Center

“I really enjoy having Hazel and appreciate the support NIVC has to offer.”


Apple Valley Assisted Living

"I really enjoy my relationship with NIVC and Drew. I especially appreciates the way Robin checks in with her and Drew weekly."


Chery– Midwestern Dining