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Job Opportunities

Company Name: Smithfield
Contact Name: Tina Ulfers
Contact Number: Contact Tina Ulfers at 515-295-7570, ext. 42441 or apply in person at 2124 90th Ave., Algona, IA, 50511, or apply online at
Number of Positions: 4
Job Title: Night Shift Feed Haul Driver
Job Descriptions: Drives feed truck with capacity of more than three tons transporting materials to and from specified destinations.


  • Earn $63,000+ (5 Nights/week)
  • Algona, IA—Local Hauls—Home Daily!
  • Must have a Class-A CDL license with a good driving record
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Assistance available for qualified candidates to obtain their CDL license 


Company Name: Hormel Foods - Algona, Iowa
Contact Name: Lizzie Dean
Contact Number: 515-295-2477
Number of Positions: 3
Job Title: These 3 positions are available: 1)  Administrative Assistant & Shipping Clerk;   2) Associate Production Supervisor – Experienced;  3) Production Supervisor – Entry Level
Job Descriptions: Click below for job description and how to apply. 


-Administrative Assistant & Shipping Clerk
-Associate Production Supervisor – Experienced
-Production Supervisor – Entry Level  

Company Name: RingTel Communications
Contact Name: Aaron McCartan, Manager
Contact Number: 712-866-8000 or
Position: Combination Technician

RingTel Communications is searching for a Combination Technician to fill an opening.  Come join a great team that delivers Fiber-Optic connectivity and wholesale communication utilities to five service areas in Kossuth, Emmet and Palo Alto counties.  We pride ourselves in a customer-first service environment working with some of the most evolved technology in the communication field. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to cable locating, splicing, systems maintenance, installation and repair of phone/internet/IPTV services.  Must possess a valid driver’s license, be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds and willing to work in various climates.  Attention to detail, ambition and communication skills are a plus!

Compensation based on experience and training requirements.  Full-Time Position with generous benefits.  Company sponsored training available to compliment skills, plenty of growth opportunities!

Applicants may send their resume and optional cover letter to

RingTel Communications

ATTN:  Aaron McCartan19 West Maple St.Ringsted, IA 50578


Company Name: K&W Electric Inc
Contact Name: Kimberly Sparks
Contact Number: 319-277-0415 ext 102 or
Number of Positions: 2
Position: Project Manager - Low Voltage with $3,000 Sign On Bonus (1 opening) and Low Voltage Technician (1 opening)

View Project Manager job description here

View Low Voltage Technician job description here



Company Name: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company
Contact Name: Mandy Shepherd
Contact Number: 800-247-5930 ext 8027
Number of Positions: 1
Position: Inside Sales Representative/Coverage Advisor
Description: View job description here



Company Name: Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company
Contact Name: Mandy Shepherd
Contact Number: 800-247-5930 ext 8027
Number of Positions: 1
Position: Network Administrator/System Administrator
Description: View job description here


Company Name: The U.S. Census Bureau
Contact Name: John A. Ornelas
Contact Number: (312) 579-1585
Number of Positions: 30
Job Title: Census Taker
Job Description: Work from Home. Get Paid Weekly. Working in the field for the Census Bureau. Some field positions require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings. Other field positions require interviewing the public, so employees must be available to work. The U.S. Census Bureau offers both Temp. FT. + PT. Job Opportunities. Payrate starts at $15.00/hourly. Hiring in Kossuth County and Palo County. 

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Company Name:   Reding's Gravel & Excavating
Contact Name:  Molly Bartolo
Contact Number: (515) 295-3661
Number of Positions:  3
Job Title:   Truck Driver, General Laborer, and Heavy Equipment Operator
Job Description:  View job description here and how to apply.


Company Name:   Wild Rose Casino and Resorts  - Emmetsburg, IA
Contact Name:  Kat Davis, HR Specialist-Recruiter  
Contact Number:    Phone: 712-852-5167 or Email:
Number of Positions:  2-3
Job Title: Dealer and Slot Attendant
Job Description: Click here for Dealer job description and application.
Click here for Slot Attendant job description and application.

Company Name:   Exceptional Opportunities, Inc
Contact: Lisa Bartolo, Human Resources Coordinator.
Phone:  (515) 395-3251.  Website:   Administrative office located at 119 South Jones St. in Algona.   Find us on Facebook!
Job Title:   Direct Support Professional 
Number of Positions:    15+ Part-Time, 3 Full-Time 
Job Description:   Position consists of providing daily support and care to individuals served.  This includes assistance in the areas of personal hygiene, self-care, social skills, and leisure activities. Schedule includes an every other weekend & holiday rotation.  Must be at least 16 years of age. Starting wage for days is $11.00/hr., evenings $11.50/hr., and overnights $11.75/hr.  Wage increases at 3, 6, 12, 18 & 24 months, then annually thereafter. Background checks will be completed. EOE



Company Name: PFI - Precision Food Innovations
Phone: 515-295-7265
Job Title: Varied openings. Visit to complete a general application, and attach resume, or apply for specific positions.


Company Name: DuPont Pioneer
Aventure Staffing
515-295-9411 x506
Job Title:
Seasonal Production
Number of Positions:
Job Description:
Click here to view additional information


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:  Horizons Unlimited of Palo Alto County, Inc.
Evelyn Schneider

Number of positions: 1 Part Time
Positions: Direct Support Professional


Direct Support Professional. Must be able to demonstrate the ability to relate to and work with developmentally disabled adults. Be responsible for safety, health, and welfare of all individuals. Must have: HS Diploma/GED, a valid IOWA drivers license, obtain and/or maintain a Chauffer-Class D license and be insurable by our company. A criminal background and abuse reporting check will be done before the start date of this position. Will have to monitor daily charting and documentation in area of responsibility. Must be able to work every other weekend. Hours vary between 2pm-12midnight.


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:  spa dee dah, too!
Contact Name: Ellengray Kennedy
Contact Number: 515-885-2772
Number of Positions: 3
Position: Immediately: Full Time Esthetician/Nail and Massage Therapist
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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Kossuth/Palo Alto County Intern Program
Summer 2019 Intern Job Openings


Company Name: Aluma KLM

Contact Person: April Braun, Human Resource Manager

Contact’s Phone Number: 515-885-4969

Number of Interns you will hire: 1

Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August): June –August

Position (job title): Accounting Inters

Brief Job Description of Duties: Accounts payable/receivable, inventory

Company Name:   Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company
   Mandy Shepherd
Contact Number:
   800-247-5930 Ext. 8027
Number of Positions
:  1
  May – August
  Marketing Intern
:  View the job description here


Company Name:  Bolton & Menk
  Celeste Voss, Talent Management
Contact Number:
Number of Positions
:  1
  May – August
  Civil Engineer Intern
:  As a Civil Engineer Intern, you will learn practical on-the-job experience and spend the majority of your time working with construction phase activities. Duties may include assisting with construction observation, performing construction staking, performing construction administration duties such as documenting activities, measuring and testing, providing general oversight, and interacting with contractors, sub-contractors, residents and City staff. Some interns may assist with general office duties, surveying, quantity calculations, estimates, plan specs and project design. EEO/AA.  To Apply:


Company Name: Aluma KLM
Contact Person:  April Braun, Human Resource Manager
Contact’s Phone Number:  515-885-4969
Number of Interns you will hire:  2-4
Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August):  Summer Months

Position (job title): Inventory Control Intern (1-2)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work with inventory to help complete cycle counting and monitor/develop improved purchasing/inventory flow. 

Position (job title): Manufacturing Production Intern (1-2)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work on various projects to facilitate manufacturing process.  Project management type positions that may include, time studies, process flow, optimizing performance, process specification, etc. 

Position (job title):
6S - Intern (1)
Brief Job Description of Duties: Work with our 6S Supervisor to develop and maintain current lean manufacturing systems.  

Company Name:  Palo Alto County Health System
Contact Person:  Brett Antczak, CEO/Administrator
Contact’s Phone Number:  Ph: 712-852-5500 / Email:
Number of Interns you will hire:  3
Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August):  Summer Months

Position (job title):  Health Information Department Interns (2)
Brief Job Description of Duties:  Interns would be working with organizing and establishing a recall methodology for paper charting and purging of charts according to CMS retention standards. 

Position (job title):  Graphic Design or Marketing Intern (1)
Brief Job Description of Duties:  Working with updating and creation of marketing and education materials for PACHS. 

Your Business’s Name:  Country Maid, Inc.
Contact Person:  Sara Blair
Contact’s Phone Number:  (515) 212-4922
Number of Interns you will hire:  3
Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August):  May/June – August 2019
Positions:  IT Intern, Marketing Intern, and Food Science Intern
Job Description:  View job description here.


Business Name:  Corteva Agriscience – Agricultural Division of DowDuPont 
Contact Person:  JoAnn Harren   
Contact’s Phone Number:  515-295-7283 x136
Number of Interns you will hire: 1 Field Research Cop-Op (Statewide, IA).  6-month Internship from May-December 2019.
Brief Job Description of Duties: Corteva Agriscience has an exciting opportunity for a 6-month Field Research Co-op. This position is an integral part of a team committed to product development. Several research centers house both plant breeding and trait development research activities. Sharing resources across these breeding and trait development groups facilitates more efficient integrated product development. The individual will be involved with the daily operations at their research center.  

View full Job Description and Qualifications here

Business’s Name:  StateLine Cooperative
Contact Person:  Mitchel Giesking, Aaron Schwartz    
Contact’s Phone Number/Email: Mitch Giesking, or
Aaron Schwartz, Phone numbers for Ringstead & Buffalo Center to reach Mitch or Aaron - Ringstead: 712-866-0581 and Buffalo Center: 641-562-2404.
Number of Interns you will hire:  6
Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August):  May 10th - August 20th
Position (job title):  Crop Scout
Brief Job Description of Duties:  Use iPad apps to scout growers field throughout the summer. Interns will be using tools like satellite imagery, tissue sampling, and scouting apps to make reports for growers. Interns will be involved in other activities throughout the summer, including, tours of facilities, special projects, and other activities.

Click here to view the flyer for complete job description and how to apply.



Company  Name: Pioneer
Contact Person: Cynthia Arndorfer
Contact’s Phone Number: 515-295-9411 x211
Number of Interns you will hire:
Timeframe needed:  June - August
Position (job title):  Administrative Assistant June – August; Field Safety Tech for detasseling season June – August;  Warehouse/Logistics processing (2)
Brief Job Description of Duties
Crop Scouts: work with our agronomists in the fields scouting for insects and disease as well as other field related activities as available
Administrative Assistant: providing support for our detasseling and roguing personnel records and payroll as well as other administrative support as available
Field Safety Tech:  provide safety audits and checks with field crews as they are working during the detasseling season.  May have some pre-season prep available.
Warehouse/Logisitics Processing – process returns from sales providers, warehouse activities may include data entry, sorting and depooling seed, sampling, inventory resolution



Company Name:  Horizons Unlimited
Contact Name:  Kristin Elbert 
Contact Number:  Ph:  712-852-2211 or email:
Number of Interns Needed:  2
Timeframe:  Summer months
Job Title:  Job Coach Intern and Day Hab Intern, or combination of both
Job Description:     
• Assist with the implementation of community integrated Day Habilitation programs.
• Assist Horizons' members with meeting their program goals.
• Assisted with job coaching an individual in the community.
• Learn the job development and placement process for individuals seeking jobs in the community.
Interns can customize their job to fit their internship requirements and focus on the skills they desire to learn.



Company Name:   Kossuth County Engineer’s Office

Recruiter:   Doug Miller
Email: or call: 515-295-3320   
Number of Positions:  One, possibly two
Timeframe:  Summer of 2019
Job Title:   Part Time Summer Help, Civil Engineer Intern, Civil Engineer Tech Intern 
Description:   This position is an excellent opportunity for a student to obtain experience in road and bridge maintenance and construction as well as office work related to transportation infrastructure management.  Employee will be required to complete some physical work, including sampling, aggregate, Portland cement concrete and hot mix asphalt.  Employee should work well with others, have good computer and communication skills.  Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.  Please send letter of application and resume to


Busines Name:
Country Maid, Inc.
Contact Person: Sara Blair
Contact’s Phone Number: (515) 887-6243 x230
Number of Interns you will hire: 1
Timeframe needed: May or June through August, 2018
Position (job title): Marketing Intern
Brief Job Description of Duties:
Marketing Intern – Summer 2018
Are you a creative and driven individual looking to gain valuable, real-world experience?
Join our team and get ready for a summer that will benefit you for a lifetime!
As the Marketing Intern, you will:
• Create dynamic animated videos that will be shared across social media and website platforms
• Design compelling emails, infographics, and other graphic work through the application of design, communication, and marketing principles, ideas, and knowledge
• Explore social media platforms to develop, recommend, and implement best-practices
• Develop blog partner relationships to secure promotional giveaway and reviews
• Discover and develop content for our internal company newsletter
• Experience event planning and preparation as you assist with the Annual Dealer Conference
• Work with experienced marking team members to understand best-practices, communications, branding, lead generation, target audiences, and value creation
• Make recommendations and contribute ideas to deliver value to our target audiences

Position requirement include:
• This position requires a strong work ethic and is designed for a current junior or senior working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, Multimedia Design, Communications or related.
• Relevant coursework and enrollment in program in or related to marketing, graphic design, communications, or multimedia
• Exceptional knowledge and experience in using Adobe programs: Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Knowledge of and some experience using Social Media: Facebook & Pinterest
• Comfortable with technology and Microsoft products: Word, Excel, and Power Point
• Experience with video creation is a plus but not required; must be willing and able to learn
• Creative thinking skills.
• Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills. Able to communicate through both verbal and written communication with ease and effectiveness.
• Good judgment, perception skills, and customer service.
• Exhibits polished professional communication skills and personal presentation, speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings

This is a paid, temporary, Summer 2018 position located in West Bend, Iowa.
If this sounds like the perfect fit for you, please email your résumé to:
Sara Blair
Country Maid, Inc.
PO Box 56
213 4th Ave NE
West Bend, IA 50597
A pre-employment drug screen is required for this position.
Country Maid is an equal opportunity employer.


Company Name: Kossuth/Palo Alto County Economic Development Corporation
Contact Name:
Maureen Elbert
Contact Number: 
Number of Positions:
Summer Months
Office Assistant
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:
Laura Curry, Human Resources Assistant
Contact Number: 
515-295-4606 POSITION FILLED
Number of Positions:
2 - Occupational Therapy, 1 - Maintenance, and 1 - Public Relations
Job Description:
Occupational Therapy (2 openings) - 20 hrs a week
Maintenance (1 opening) - 20-30 hrs a week; lawn mowing, outdoor work, painting, etc.
Public Relations (1 opening) -  20 hrs a week; public relations, communication activities, marketing, writing, and design.



Company Name: MaxYield Coop
Contact Name:
Diane Streit
Contact Number: 
Number of Positions:
Variety of Ag-related internships POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Internships in Grain, Client Relations, Communications, Sales and Agronomy.



Company Name: Northwest Bank
Contact Name:
Pat Berte
Contact Number: 
Number of Positions:
Customer Service Representative POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Assist customers of the bank with general banking transactions and customer service tasks.



Company Name: Smithfield
Contact Name:
Rose Kain
Contact Number: 
515-295-7570 X42413
Number of Positions:
Timeframe: June - August
Production Interns POSITION FILLED
Job Description:
Work with Territory Managers assisting with our grower base. Gain understanding of and ability to implement company systems. Develop and establish rapport/relationships with all personnel and management.


 Company Name: Algona Publishing Company / Kossuth County Advance
Contact Person: Alan Van Ormer or Brad Hicks
Contact’s Phone Number: 515-295-3535
Number of Interns you will hire: 1
Timeframe needed: (i.e. June-August): mid-May to mid-August
Position (job title): Intern / News Reporter POSITION FILLED
Brief Job Description of Duties: This individual will write stories and take photos that will be used in our annual progress edition and in the newspaper on a weekly basis. It requires abilities to schedule and meet with people, use a digital camera, download photos into a computer system, write captions for photos, write original stories about people and businesses, work with teammates, and meet deadlines. Quality writing is important. We expect our intern will be treated as a regular employee, and will be required to act as such in terms of professionalism and attendance. Knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Photoshop, Indesign, and Excel is helpful, while the ability to use email and the internet are basic to the job. A good working vehicle will be necessary as this is not a position that is desk-bound - the intern / news reporter will be assigned to help with covering community activities.

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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