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Links of interest to Iowa businesses.


Hiring 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.

Iowa 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 veterans 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.

America's Heroes at Work
is 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 commitment.

The USERRA Advisor is designed to help you learn more about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA).

Dictionary of Military Terms - Help to decode those military résumés.

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.

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