Employment Agency Licensing

Iowa Code Chapter 94A establishes licensing and bonding requirements for certain employment agencies. An employment agency is a business or a person that brings together people seeking employment and people seeking employees.  An Employment Agency License and bond are required for a business that receives a fee (or anything of value) from a person seeking employment in exchange for assistance finding employment.

A license and bond are not required for businesses that:

  • Place only amusement, theater and stage employees;
  • Engage in employee leasing; or,
  • Never charge fees to job seekers.

Employment agencies may have obligations under Iowa's Smokefree Air Act.

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Employment Agency Licensing Iowa Code and Administrative Rules
Employment Agency License Application
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