Working together to enhance the workforce
The Greater Dubuque region takes the development of our greatest asset — our people — seriously. Dubuque Works is a collaborative of regional partnerships with non-profits, workforce experts, government, and educators which focuses on two main goals:
- Human Capital: Identify and address recruitment, retention, and relocation needs as defined by Greater Dubuque employers; build workforce capacity by enhancing training to meet employer demand.
- Collaboration & Evaluation: Combine collaborative workforce efforts with quality research to generate evidence-based practices that improve performance and outcomes for local employers.
What does this mean for you?
Dubuque Works is of vital importance to existing companies looking to expand, prospective businesses considering a Dubuque location, and persons looking for career opportunities. Through Dubuque Works, the region is taking a proactive approach to ensure a steady pipeline of talent to support our businesses, and programs to support those seeking prosperity through the dignity and reward of work. Working together at the regional level, we can maximize recruitment and skill development of workforce, regardless of national fluctuations in available talent.
Director of Workforce Programming
Dubuque Works partners include:
City of Dubuque
Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque
Department of Human Services
Dubuque Area Chamber of commerce
Dubuque Area Labor Management Council
Dubuque Community School District
Dubuque Dream Center
East Central Intergovernmental Association
Emmaus Bible College
Fountain of Youth
Greater Dubuque Development
Hawkeye Area Community Action Program
Hills and Dales
Holy Family Catholic Schools
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
IowaWorks of Northeast Iowa
Multicultural Family Center
Northeast Iowa Community College
United Way of Dubuque Area Tri-States
University of Dubuque
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Western Dubuque Community School District
To learn more about Dubuque Works,
read the 2022-2027 Dubuque Works Strategic Plan.
Dubuque Works is made possible through financial support provided by the City of Dubuque, DRA/Q Casino, and the Dubuque County Board of Supervisors.
Greater Dubuque Development, in partnership with Dubuque Works, has prepared a 2021 Student Employer Connection Guide to help connect area employers with local educational institutions. Click to download the guide.