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For Immediate Release: May 28, 2010
Contact: Kerry Koonce
Telephone: (515) 281-9646

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Ottumwa Workforce Center Awarded Veteran Program Incentive Funds

OTTUMWA – Iowa Workforce Development announced the 2010 recipients of the Veterans Services Incentive Funds during the veterans’ conference. The funds are awarded to field offices going above and beyond in providing services to Iowa’s veterans at the local level.

“I’m proud of the services our staff provides throughout the state, and am honored to recognize three of our offices that have demonstrated a high level of creativity and commitment to providing services to area veterans,” said Iowa Workforce Development Director Elisabeth Buck.

The Ottumwa office received the veteran incentive award for their exceptional community outreach. Unique community participation activities include participation in Salute to Patriotism Days, ESGR Lunch and Learns for employers and serving on the planning committee for Indian Hills Community College’s Diversity Conference. Region 15 is also very involved with the Ottumwa Community Outreach Ministry Men’s Shelter that has 15 beds reserved for veterans.

Congratulations to the Workforce Centers in Mason City, Ottumwa and Sioux City for their outstanding work. Each center will receive $5,163 support additional veteran services programming in their community.

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