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Under federal law, veterans may receive preferential assistance for job placement services, as well as other programs. Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Representatives coordinate all services provided to veterans, including counseling, testing, and identifying training and employment opportunities. They also monitor job listings from federal agencies and federal contractors to ensure that veterans get priority service in referral to these jobs.

In addition, these staff members conduct 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. They also work with veterans in developing job interviewing and résumé writing skills, and help veterans conduct a productive job search and access job listings through electronic databases. 

IowaWORKS staff in Region 5 work to ensure veterans are given primary consideration.

If you are recently separated or a veteran with employment barriers and live in Region 5, call (515) 576-3131. 

Links of Special Interest To Veterans:

  • Man in uniform with flagU.S. Department of Labor
    Veterans Employment and Training Service
    http://www.dol.gov/vets/
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    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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