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Under federal law, veterans may receive preferential services for job placement, as well as other programs. Region 16 Workforce Development Center's Veterans Representative works with veterans who are recently separated from military service or have barriers to employment.  These barriers include disabilities incurred while in military service, substance abuse, convictions, work history, and others that may hinder an applicant in gaining suitable employment.

Services include counseling, testing and identifying training and employment opportunities. The Veterans Representative also works closely with clients of the VA Vocational Rehabilitation program with training, monitoring, and placement services upon completion of rehabilitative services. 

In addition, the Vet Rep conducts active outreach programs with employers, community and veterans organizations, unions, and local counseling and social service agencies to make sure veterans know about and receive the services for which they are eligible. He also works with veterans to place them in federally funded employment and training programs, develop job interviewing and résumé writing skills, help veterans conduct productive job searches and access job listings through electronic databases. 

If you are recently separated or a veteran with employment barriers and live in Region 16, call your Veterans Representative at (319) 753-1671, ext. 31411. 

Links of Special Interest To Veterans:

  • U.S. Department of Labor
    Veterans Employment and Training Service
    http://www.dol.gov/vets/
    welcome.html
    Your best resource for veteran employment information.

  • Government Benefits
    http://www.govbenefits.gov
    A guide to government benefits and assistance. 

  • Veterans Benefits Administration
    http://www.vba.va.gov
    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs works to provide benefits and services to veterans and their families. 

  • Department of Veterans Affairs
    http://www.va.gov
    The DVA homepage gives access to applications for programs along with information on special programs.

  • National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) http://www.archives.gov/research_room/vetrecs/index.html NARA, an independent Federal agency, is America's national recordkeeper.  Request copies of military personnel records.

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    Region 16 Office
    1000 North Roosevelt Ave. Ste # 9
    Burlington, IA  52601
    Telephone: (319) 753-1671 - Fax: (319) 753-5881
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