For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
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Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Iowa City, Iowa – From job search assistance to information about employment and training programs, Iowa Workforce Development offers many services for veterans.
“We are pleased to serve the Iowa veterans who gave of themselves to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Elisabeth Buck, Director of Iowa Workforce Development.
Eligible veterans can receive assistance for a productive job search or gain access to job listings through IWD’s electronic data base. They can also receive assistance with job interviewing and résumé writing skills.
Veteran Representatives through Iowa Workforce Development monitor job listings from federal agencies and federal contractors to ensure that veterans get priority service in referral to these jobs, and work closely with clients of V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation.
Veteran representative Jason Kerr met with disabled veteran Greg who had been unemployed for 6 months. Greg had a GED but no car or drivers license. Kerr referred him for local cleaning positions that were within walking distance for him. Soon Greg was hired at a local cleaner and has been asked to assume some additional duties as a tailor. Greg was also hired at a fast food restaurant where he was just given $1/hour raise.
This is just one example of the personalized service Iowa veterans receive from Iowa Workforce Development. For more information, contact the Iowa City center at (319) 351-1035.