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Company Name:  IPB Hatcheries, Inc.
Dan Welp
Email resume to Dan Welp at:
Job Title: Maintenance Technician
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
IPB Hatcheries, Inc. is a modern, fast paced broiler chick hatchery. We have an immediate need for a full-time maintenance technician. The candidate must possess self-starter capabilities, be able to correspond well with fellow team members, willingness to learn baby chick incubation, and preventative maintenance procedures. IPB Hatcheries, Inc. is offering a competitive wage based on experience and benefits package. Please email your resume to: or apply in person at: IPB Hatcheries, Inc., Hwy. 169, Bancroft, IA


Company Name:  COUNSEL
Mark Rasmussen
Job Title: Service Technician
Number of Positions: 1 Full-Time
Rewarding career opportunity as an Office Equipment Service Technician with one of the fastest growing and award winning imaging companies servicing Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska since 1990.

No experience necessary. Candidate must be very mechanical and a great trouble shooter. We offer training programs, performance bonus, cell phone, company vehicle, and a friendly and clean workplace.

Sales and Service on nationally known printers, copiers, fax machines, and shredders.

Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
To apply, email resume to:
Job Title:Maintenance Associate
Definition: Click here to learn more and apply:


Company Name:  Thrivent Financial
Contact Name: 
Curtis Richards, Partner, Greater Iowa Region
To apply, email resume to: or call: 402-679-1651
Job Title:
2 Financial Associate positions open
Definition: Job located in Kossuth County. Click here to view the job description


Company Name:  Shrine of the Grotto of the Redemption
Contact Name: 
Andy Milam, Marketing and PR Coordinator
Contact Number:
  Phone: 515-887-2371
Job Title: 3 Open Positions - Gift Shop Sales
Job Description: Seasonal to part time as a gift shop associate, responsible for day to day operations of the Shrine gift shop, in West Bend. Includes, but not limited to merchandising as directed, ringing sales, excellent customer service.


Company Name:  Albion (Al Processors)
Contact Name: 
Craig Brownell
Contact Number:
Email: or call 515-884-2472
Job Title: 4 Open Positions: Production Supervisor, Maintenance, Bagger/Blender and Manufacturing Floater
Job Description: Click on the links below for job description:

Production Supervisor
Manufacturing Floater


Company Name:  The Chocolate Season
Contact Name: 
Erika Jensen, Owner
Contact Number: or call: 515-395-2462
Number of Positions: 1
Job Title:
Savory Chef: M-F hours 8:30 - 3:00 and occasional Saturday
Job Description:

Create and execute new recipes for seasonal menus and work in a friendly, team environment.  $10-12/hr, employee discount, paid vacation after certain hours worked, menu bonuses etc, as well as the opportunity to create seasonal menus, (no “off-the truck” cooking here) be in charge of inventory/grocery/prep lists.   Job is a permanent position, but willing to consider someone with short-term employment of 3- 6 month commitment. 

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Company Name:  Reding's Gravel & Excavating
Katie Besch
Job Title:    General Laborer, Equipment Operator, and Truck Driver
Definition:   Reding’s Gravel & Excavating is currently seeking hard working individuals to fill openings in the area of general laborer, equipment operator, and truck driver.  Experience is preferred buy willing to train the right individual.  

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Company Name:  Iowa Small Business Development Center
Webster County Extension and Outreach
Job Title:
    Business Counselor
Definition:   Applications Due: January 31st. Click below to view job description and apply:

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Company Name:  Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Co.
Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist
Job Title:
    Customer Account Representative I
Definition:   Click here to learn more and apply.


 Company Name: KOFAB

Contact: Rhonda Kliegl
Phone: 515-295-7265 or
Job Title:
Senior Buyer
Number of Positions: 1 Full-time

KOFAB has a full time opening for aSenior Buyer with prior purchasing experience. Seeking an energetic, organized applicant with great communication skills to interact with vendors, improve quality and service, and monitor prices, improve purchasing/inventory processes and methods to be more efficient. Research ways and products to hel lower costs. Domestic and international travel is required. KOFAB is a Div of PPI and is 100% employee owned. Excellent benefit package including an annual bonus and stock earnings are provided. Application is available on line at



Company Name: KOFAB

Contact: Rhonda Kliegl
Phone: 515-395-7265 or
Job Title:
Builder at KOFAB Fabrication plant
Number of Positions: 2 Full-time

KOFAB has a full time opening for an experienced builder. This position will fabricate, position align and fit parts of customer conveyor systems and other related products. Must be able to perform various tasks related to the overall project including welding, reading blue prints and other misc tasks ranging from running small hand and power tools to grinding and cutting. KOFAB is a div of PPI and is 100% employee owned. Excellent benefit package including an annual bonus and stock earnings. Submit resume, or fill out an on line application at:



Company Name: White Transfer & Storage Company
Contact: Application can be obtained/completed at our Algona warehouse, 2801 East Poplar, Algona.
Phone: 515-395-3225
Job Title: Warehouse Worker

Loads, unloads and delivers materials within or near warehouse using forklift or other equipment. This will include: Receiving, Picking and Shipping of finished product and/or raw materials. Managing all phases of inventory. Responsible for cleanliness of the warehouse.



Company Name: The North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA)
Contact:  Email:
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Accountant/Office Manager


The North Iowa Municipal Electric Cooperative Association (NIMECA) is hiring an Accountant/Office Manager.  Preferred candidate will have a degree in accounting and at least 2 years of experience in the accounting field, Quickbooks, and Excel.  Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications with comprehensive benefit package including health insurance and IPERS retirement.  Interested applicants may send their resume to:
PO Box 445
Humboldt, IA 50548

For more information please visit and click on “Jobs”.
A pre-employment drug screen, physical, and background check are required.

NIMECA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Company Name: Universal Mfg Co. – ReTech Division
Contact:  Darryl Anderson, President
515-295-3557 x137
Number of positions:  1
Positions: Quality Manager


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Company Name:  Country Maid
Contact: Sue Golwitzer
Positions: Various Job Openings.
JOB DESCRIPTION: View website.

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Company Name:  Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.

Contact:  Pam Beschorner, HR
Number of positions: 1
Positions: Vocational Support Staff


Applications may be obtained through Horizons website: or in person @ 3826 460th Avenue, Hwy. 4 South, Emmetsburg, IA.  Send resume/application to:  Pam Beschorner, HR, % Horizons Unlimited of PAC, Inc., P.O. Box 567, Emmetsburg, IA 50536 or email to


 Vocational Support Staff – Part-time

Horizons Unlimited of PAC, Inc. is seeking a Part-time (20-24 hrs per week) Vocational Support Staff.  Responsibilities include working with developmentally disabled adults in varied work settings.  Must be able to pass a pre-employment health assessment including a drug screen and TB testing, criminal background checks, & motor vehicle record check.  Must have experience operating a skidloader/forklift; able to obtain a chauffer’s license & have good computer skills.  A HS diploma or GED is required.





Company Name: North Iowa Area Council of Governments (NIACOG)
Contact: Joe Myhre, Executive Director
Contact Number: 1-641-423-0491
Number of positions: 1
Position:  Part-time Transit Bus Driver for Kossuth County

Driver will be responsible for the operation of various vehicles for the safe and orderly transportation of passengers to and from their destinations in and around Kossuth County. Must possess or have the ability to obtain a valid Class C CDL w/passenger endorsement and a good driving record for the past two years. $8.50 - $10.75/hr

For a complete job description and job application, either apply in person to the NIACOG office at 525 6th St SW, Mason City, call (641) 423-0491 or go to our website: EOE/pre-employment physical and drug test required. Job also posted on NIACOG website: For detailed job description visit:




Company Name: Northwest Communications

Contact Name: Shelia Akridge

Contact Number: 712-776-2222 or

Number of Positions: 1

Network Technician

Job Description:
Under general supervision, identify, troubleshoot and resolve problems encountered by users of various servers, desktop systems, network Internet and other computer technology; troubleshoot and solve local-area network problems; provide technical support to end-users regarding computer hardware and software; install, test, certify and troubleshoot networking cabling systems; install configured network equipment; provides technical expertise to end-users regarding optimal set-up for software, hardware and network use; install, configure, monitor and troubleshoot a wide range of network and data communications software and hardware; train users in various software applications and network-related procedures; and perform related work as required. This position includes an excellent full-time benefit package. Please mail your resume or application to: Northwest Communications, 844 Wood St., Havelock, IA 50546 or email Application can be found at



Company Name:
spa dee dah, too!

Contact Name: Ellengray Kennedy

Contact Number: 515-885-2772

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Immediately: Full Time Esthetician/Nail

Job Description:

  • Commission up to 53%
  • Retail Bonus up to 15%
  • Guaranteed Wage
  • Annual Educational Benefit up to $450 per year
  • Spa Stock Options available
  • Product & Service Discounts for Self & Family
  • In Spa Education
  • Personal Monthly Business  Development Sessions
  • Bi-monthly Retail & Service
  • Promotions with Employee Incentives
  • Wellness Package coming in 2012

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Company Name: 
Snap-on Tools 

Contact Name: Joanie Leerar

Contact Number: 515-295-2456 

Number of Positions: 

Position: Production –2nd shift

Job Description:

Snap-on Tools, a leading manufacturer and worldwide distributor of automotive and industrial tools, storage units and related equipment has immediate openings for Production Workers on 2nd shift at the Algona, Iowa plant. Starting wage is $13.00 per hour. Candidates with manufacturing experience preferred. Snap on offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package. A post - offer drug screen required.



Kossuth/Palo Alto County Intern Program
Summer 2016 Intern Job Openings


Company Name: Algona Publishing

Contact Name: Kurt Dahl and Mindy Baker

Contact Number: 515-295-3535

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position:Progress Report Intern POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Nature and scope: Gathers information and writes progress and news stories, including the production of accompanying photos for publication. The successful applicant will be responsible for the annual Algona Upper Des Moines Progress edition



Company Name: Aluma

Contact Name: April Braun

Contact Number: 515-885-4969 Direct Line or email:

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: CAD or Engineering

Job Description:

CAD or Engineering


Company Name:  Country Maid
Contact: Sue Golwitzer
Positions: 1 Late May through College Start POSITION FILLED
JOB DESCRIPTION: Industrial Engineer/Maintenance

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Company Name: DuPont Pioneer - PRODUCTION PLANT

Contact Name: Cynthia Arndorfer

Contact Number: 515-295-9411 x211

Number of Positions: 2

Timeframe: June - August

Position: Crop Scout

Job Description:

Supervise research experiments and scouting seed fields for pests, diseases and population.



Company Name: Iowa State Bank

Contact Name: Brianna Marso

Contact Number: 515-295-3595

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: May/June, July/August

Position: General Banking

Job Description:

Exposure to all aspects of banking including teller functions, loan support, marketing, etc.



Company Name: Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation

Contact Name: Maureen Elbert

Contact Number: 515-295-7979

Number of Positions: 1

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Office Assistant POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Typing, filing, answering telephone, data entry, update mailing lists and emails, work on newsletters, and assist with summer intern program.



Company Name: Kossuth Regional Health Center

Contact Name: Tara Marso

Contact Number: 515-295-4606

Number of Positions: 6

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Internship

Job Description:

Maintenance, Public Relations, Health Information/Medical Records (scanning records), Clinic -2(scanning files), OT




Company Name: Northwest Bank

Contact Name: Pat Berte

Contact Number: 515-295-7271

Number of Positions: 1

Position:Customer Service Representative POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Assist customers of the bank with general banking transactions and customer service tasks.



Company Name: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company

Contact Name: Autumn Wirtz, HR Specialist

Contact Number:

Number of Positions: 1

Position: Legal/Compliance Intern

Job Description:




Company Name: Smithfield

Contact Name: Rose Kain

Contact Number: 515-295-7570 X42413

Number of Positions: 2

Timeframe: Summer Months

Position: Field Staff POSITION FILLED

Job Description:

Hiring 2 field staff. Internships will be for those seeking an animal science degree.



Contact Us

Maureen Elbert,
Executive Director
106 S. Dodge Street
Suite 210
Algona, IA  50511
Ph: 515-295-7979
Fax: 515-295-8873

8:00-5:00 M-Thursday
8:00-2:00 Friday




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