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Participating employers and Veteran Resources as of 12/1/17 –

American Home Finding Association
Bellevue University
Bloomfield Care Center ABCM Corp
Bovard Studio, Inc.
Buena Vista University
Clow Valve Company
DAV Wapello County Chapter 1
Des Moines Vet Center
Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve
FBG Service Corporation
Indian Hills Community College
Indian Hills Foundation
Insight Partnership Group
IowaWORKS Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
Iowa Vocational Rehabilition Services
Goodwill Disability Navigation
Manpower Ottumwa
O’Reilly Auto Parts
Ottumwa Good Samaritan
Ottumwa Regional Health Center
Ottumwa Transit
Ottumwa Veteran Affairs
Railcrew Xpress
US Department of Veteran Affairs
Van Gorp Corporation
VVA Chapter 667 Wapello County
Wapello County Veteran Affairs
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Oskaloosa Job Fair 2017

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The annual Oskaloosa Job Fair will be held on November 9th from 4-6 p.m. at the Penn Central Mall. Below are the employers that are currently registered to attend as of 10/18/17.

On November 2nd IowaWORKS Workforce Advisor DaJuan Foster will be leading a Job Fair Prep Class at IHCC Mahaska County Service Center beginning at 3 p.m.


Also this year we will be hosting a Toy drive for Toys for Tots through the Job Fair, so if you are able to donate a new, unopened toy please consider bringing one to the event!

Employers currently registered 

Last Updated 11/2/17 (Updates in Orange)

10-15 Transit

3M Knoxville

Advance Services


Aventure Staffing

Buena Vista University

C & W Services

Campaign Headquarters


Central College

Christian Opportunity Center

Church & Dwight Company

Clow Valve Company

Cunningham, Inc.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group

Family Heritage

First Resources Corporation

Harold Dickey Transport

Homestead of Oskaloosa

Hy-Vee Distribution Center

Insight Partnership Group

Interpower Corporation

Iowa National Guard

Jackson Hewitt

JBS Hedrick Feed Mill




Mahaska County Veterans Affairs

Mahaska Health Partnership


Musco Lighting

Oskaloosa Engineering

Oskaloosa Food Products Corp.

Ottumwa Good Samaritan

Ottumwa Regional Health Center

Pella Corporation




Quality Home Care Professionals

Ridgewood Specialty Care

RJ Performance

RP Support America


Tassel Ridge Winery


Thomas L. Cardella & Associates

US Air Force

Van Gorp Corporation



Featured Service: Educational Opportunity Center

trio_logoAbout The EOC

Educational Opportunity Centers were authorized as part of the federal TRIO programs in 1976. EOC’s provide counseling on college admissions to qualified adults. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the application process. The goal of the EOC program is to increase the number of adult participants who enroll in postsecondary education institutions.

Services Provided

  • Admission forms and procedures
  • Financial aid forms and procedures
  • Selecting a college and major
  • Course selection
  • Career planning and skill assessment
  • Obtaining a HSED or other high school completion credential
  • Student Loan default rehabilitation and assistance
  • Coordinating college tours
  • Personal counseling and community agency referral

Guidelines for Participation

Almost everyone is eligible for the assistance offered by the EOC. In most situations, participants are those who meet income guidelines, are first generation college students, age 19 or older, residents of the EOC Service Area, and citizens of the United States or have permanent residency status.

Applying for Services

Contact the EOC with the information listed above to schedule an appointment and complete your application. Applications are also available at http://www.indianhills.edu/academics/resources/trio/eoc.php

Featured Employer: Van Gorp


Van Gorp was founded in 1933 by Franklin “Hap” Van Gorp, initially performing repairs for coal mines, rock quarries and area farmers. Van Gorp began manufacturing conveyor systems in the 1950’s. Van Gorp is now one of the largest conveyor pulley manufacturers in North America.

About Van Gorp

Van Gorp products include conveyor pulleys, shafting, rubber lagging, bearings, rollers, take-up frames, and other related material handling products. Van Gorp products are operating around the world, in gold mines of Alaska, package handling in France, in copper mines in Chile and grain handling in Russia.

Conveyor Pulley Applications


Bulk Handling

  • Construction
  • Mining
  • Dockside Transfer
  • Paper Mills
  • Sand & Gravel
  • Crushed Stone
  • Grain Handling
  • Foundries

Unit Handling

  • Package Handling
  • Warehousing
  • Airport Luggage Handling
  • Food and Beverage




    • Medical – includes Prescription Plan, Dental, Vision, Life, Supplemental Life, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability
    • 401k Retirement Plan with company match
    • Holidays – 11 paid
    • Vacation – based on length of service
    • Bereavement pay
    • Performance Based Pay Increases
    • Cross training

    Featured Employer: Ajinomoto

    About Ajinomoto

    Ajinomoto is a global company founded in 1909 with the discovery of umami.  The
    Company, which manufactures amino acids for a variety of products, has operated in
    America since 1917.  The mission of the Ajinomoto Group is to contribute to the world’s
    food and wellness, and to better lives for the future.  There are two plants in Eddyville:
    Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, Inc.

    Working at Ajinomoto

    • Apply to jobs with Ajinomoto online. Applications are not shared between Ajinomoto North America and Ajinomoto Heartland, so don’t assume that applying for one will make you available for all.
    • Some positions at both plants involve rotating day and night shifts.
    • Benefits At Hire: 11 paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision & Life Insurance for
      Employee & eligible dependents. After 90 day Probation Period: Paid Time Off, 401k with Company Match, Profit Sharing

    Ajinomoto North AmericaPicture1

    Ajinomoto North America is the only
    company in the United States that
    produces MSG. The Eddyville plant opened in 1993.
    Ajinmoto North America in Eddyville is a Food-Grade facility.

    Ajinomoto Heartland

    Ajinomoto Heartland manufactures amino acids for use in animal feed supplements thatPicture2 go to swine, dairy cows and poultry. The plant
    in Eddyville opened in 1986. The company
    produces 25% of the
    world’s lysine and 50% of the world’s

    Featured Employer: Mahaska

    09About Mahaska

    Mahaska is a fifth-generation family owned bottler of beverage products and distributor of food products with affiliated businesses in alcohol, vending, trucking and media. The company dates back to the late 1800’s and opened their current Oskaloosa bottling plant in 1961.

    Mahaska has a variety of different services provided through the company.  They are not only a franchise of Pepsi-Co products, but also serving customers with a large platform of other beverage flavors.

    Along with the Iowa location, Mahaska also has a franchise located in Norfolk, Nebraska and Salina, Kansas.

    Snack Express is another key component to each of the franchise locations.  Snack Express provides an array of different vending snack and beverage items, which includes cold foods and sandwiches.  We also offer wide variety, high quality, self-checkout Micro Market in accounts.  Each Market is unique and customized to fit the customer’s needs.

    Each Mahaska location has a multitude of different departments that work together in making the business a success.  Some of the departments include: Accounting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, Vending, Fleet Mechanic, Building Maintenance, Warehouse, Sales, IT, HR, Inventory, OTR, and Purchasing.

    Mahaska looks forward to the future and will continue to drive innovation and progress to sustain our enterprise for generations to come.




    Branden Muhl is the fifth-generation owner of Mahaska. As a family-owned company, Mahaska provides a flexible work environment with employee appreciation shown in a variety of ways. The company hosts Summer outings and a holiday dinner for employees.


    Employee Benefits


    • 401 K Options
    • Health Insurance
    • Flex Spending Accounts
    • Life Insurance
    • Employee Incentive Programs