Local Veterans - IWD Veterans Representatives work with
businesses to provide assistance in hiring veterans. They
keep a database of local veterans, who are seeking
employment, and can, upon request, and if there are
qualified veterans available, provide direct referrals that
match your job requirements.
Workforce Development has thousands of job seekers
visiting our web site every day to find employment
opportunities in Iowa. You may also list job orders
directly through this site.
Skilled Iowa is an
initiative to create a workforce that is NCRC certified to work in a
variety of industries along with an internship program that will be
developed to create on-the-job connections between Iowa employers and
individuals currently receiving unemployment benefits.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax
credit available to employers who hire and retain
and other groups with significant barriers to employment.
There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer
can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit, and there are a
few simple steps to follow to apply for WOTC.
Instructions and forms are
included on this site.
Heroes at Workis geared toward assisting the
employer to better respond to the needs and capacities of
the returning service member. It provides fact sheets,
Web-based training tools, success stories, links to
available resources and educational presentations designed
specifically for employers. It also contains an employer
toolkit that is intended to simplify the recruitment,
interviewing, hiring and accommodations processes for
employers interested in hiring veterans.
Warrior Transition Command - When servicemembers become
wounded, ill, or injured, they often face a change in their
career trajectory. While approximately 50% return to their
military careers, many separate from service and begin a new
career in the civilian workforce. These Veterans are
well-trained, highly-skilled professionals who can
strengthen any organization, increasing diversity and the
bottom line. There is no standard definition of a “wounded
warrior”—today’s military personnel experience a wide range
of injuries, from amputations and burns to traumatic brain
injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). What
is most important is that these injuries do not prevent them
from contributing to society, but often make them more
resilient, determined, and ready to serve.
IowaWORKS Business Directory offers a new service for
Iowa businesses and jobseekers. Each directory listing
provides a brief description of a business, its products,
services and job opportunities, as well as a link to its Web
site. This information can then be used by jobseekers to
apply for job opportunities or gain more information about a
business when researching job opportunities or preparing for
a job interview.
Employers Support of
the Guard and Reserve. The ESGR was established in 1972 to promote
cooperation and understanding between Reserve component
members and their civilian employers and to assist in the
resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military
USERRA Advisor is designed to help you learn more about
the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights
Act of 1994 (USERRA).
Federal Contractors - As a federal contractor you are
subject to some unique labor and employment regulations. The
following resources explain which of these regulations apply
to you and how to comply.