About 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.
Common questions about Employment Agency licensing.
Q: Does my business need to have an employment agency license in Iowa?
A: No license is needed for a business that leases its employees to another business. No license is needed if a business never charges people who are seeking employment. No license is needed for a business that places only amusement, theater and stage employees. Only a business that charges a job seeker for assistance finding employment on the payroll of another business must be licensed.
Hours of Operation
8:00am to 4:30pm • Monday - Friday
Division of Labor
Employment Agency Licensing
150 Des Moines Street
Des Moines, IA 50309-1836