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This guide presents DPL's resources for job-related skills, as well as provides links to job opportunities within the Quad-Cities.
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Books to Help You Get Started

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Rebound - Martha I. Finney
ISBN: 9780137021147
Publication Date: 2009-01-23

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Fired to Hired - Tory Johnson
ISBN: 9780425230558
Publication Date: 2009-08-04

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The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide - Richard Nelson Bolles
ISBN: 9781580080262
Publication Date: 2009-07-14

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Job U - Nicholas Wyman
ISBN: 9780804140782
Publication Date: 2015-01-13



Sometimes despite our best efforts, unemployment happens. No matter the reasons for your unemployment, you may need help coping with job loss or even filing for unemployment. Check out this page to find resources to help you during your period of unemployment.

If you are looking for ways to expand your marketable skills while you are unemployed, so that you have new opportunities to add to your resume, check out the other parts of this website, as well as the library resources page to check out what online tutorials our library's databases have available.

Local Help

Davenport IowaWORKS Center

Address: 902 W. Kimberley Road, Suite 51, Davenport, IA 52806

At the Davenport IowaWORKS Center, the staff has a resource room where they can assist with resume services, computer tutorials, job searches, career information and other topics. In addition to the resource room, IowaWORKS offers these services:

Services available at the Davenport Workforce Center are:

  • Job Placement Services
  • Unemployment Services
  • Work Authorization
  • Employers' Services
  • PROMISE JOBS Programs
  • Veterans Services
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Job Corps
  • Older Worker Specialist
  • Labor Market Information
  • Workforce Investment Act Services
  • Career Counseling
  • Work Keys® Service Center

Resource room with the following services available on personal computers:

  • Computerized Job Searches
  • Résumé Service
  • Labor Market Information
  • Career Exploration Information
  • Typing Testing
  • Typing Tutorial

For more information, visit the Davenport IowaWORKS website or call them at (563) 445-3200.


Iowa Contact Information

If you have questions about unemployment insurance in Iowa, contact the below sources

UI Benefits - E-mail:
Telephone: (866) 239-0843 (general questions)
Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

UI Tax - E-mail:
Telephone: (888) 848-7442 Option #3 then option #7 (MyIowaUI & General Tax Questions)

UI Appeals - E-mail:
Toll-free in Iowa: (800) 532-1483
Toll-free outside of Iowa: (800) 247-5205
Des Moines local: (515) 281-3747
FAX: (515) 478-3528


  • File an Unemployment Insurance Claim in Iowa
    Click here for information about how to file an unemployment insurance claim through the Iowa Workforce.
  • Claimant Handbook - A Guide To Unemployment Insurance Benefits
    Information about Unemployment Insurance Benefits and a guide available online that talks about the benefits.
  • Illinois Unemployment
    If you live in Illinois and need to file for unemployment, check out the IDES website for more information.
  • The File Unemployment Website
    This website gathers information from various states and lists the steps that should be taken to file for unemployment and contact resources if you have questions.
  • Iowa Works
    Here you will find information about worker's' compensation, unemployment insurance, how to file an unemployment claim, and information about the 1099-G forms. Click through for more.
  • Iowa Workforce
    This website provides information about unemployment insurance services. The UI Service Center has contact numbers if you have questions, as well as information about how to file a claim, report fraud, and a glossary of common unemployment terms.
  • Career One-Step Help for the Laid-Off Worker
    This website provides a list of resources for people looking for help after they have lost their job.
  • Help with Unemployment
    Unemployment benefits are explained here, alongside a list of helpful resources.

Books to Help You Get Started

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The Unemployment Survival Guide - David Workman; Jim Stringham
ISBN: 1586853732
Publication Date: 2004-03-08

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Keeping Your Head after Losing Your Job - Robert L. Leahy
ISBN: 9781933016627
Publication Date: 2013-09-24

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End This Depression Now! - Paul Krugman
ISBN: 9780393088779
Publication Date: 2012-04-30

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Fired, Laid off or Forced Out! - Richard Busse
ISBN: 1572484594
Publication Date: 2005-02-01

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Reset - Dwain Schenck
ISBN: 9780738216959
Publication Date: 2013-12-31


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