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Veteran Representatives work with eligible veterans who have significant barriers to employment to help them conduct a productive job search and access job listings through our electronic data base.  They can also assist in developing job interviewing and résumé writing skills.
Career Search Sites

Work in Iowa - Veterans Jobs is an easy way to target your job search to your location, the job you are seeking, or your military skills.

IowaJobs has thousands of jobs posted each business day. It gives you 24-hour access to all of the job listings in IWD's statewide system.
Federal Employment - This is the information a veteran needs in order to research and apply for employment with the U.S. Federal Government. provides veterans with a central source for  identifying Veteran-committed employment opportunities and assist America's  employers in identifying qualified veterans.

My Next Move is a new online resource that allows Veterans to enter their military occupation code and discover civilian occupations for which they are well qualified.

Hero 2 Hire (H2H) isn't just another job site.  We are a Yellow Ribbon funded project with a special mission to THANK YOU for your service by helping you find your perfect career.

VET Central provides Veteran Jobs and Careers Online, Recruitment and Employment Solutions.  It includes tools to aid in your job search.

USAJOBS is the official job site of the United States Federal Government.  It's your one-stop source for Federal jobs and employment information.
Man reading Want Adds

State of Iowa jobs page.  Use the links on this page to learn about the application process, to search for state job openings, and to apply for a job.

Information and Tools

Unemployment Insurance
- Do you need income while you look for work?  If you have have just left the military or a civilian job, you may apply for Unemployment Insurance through Iowa Workforce Development.

Job Seeking Tips - If you need help putting together a résumé, aren't sure how to answer some questions on a job application or are scared to death at the prospect of a job interview, you've come to the right place.

Veterans' Preference - When seeking employment you may be eligible for Veteran Preference in the hiring process.  However, there are two distinct categories of Veteran Preference; Federal and State.  Private businesses are not required by law to provide this preference, but may do so if they choose.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Check to see if you are eligible for a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire and retain veterans with significant barriers to employment.  Instructions and forms are included on this site.

mySkills myFuture - Explore new career options based on the skills you've used in a past job.  With mySkills myFuture you can compare careers, find training, and search for jobs.  Watch the video and learn more.

Explore Career Options - Looking for a career or interested in changing careers? Find resources and online tools to help you with career decisions.

Career One Stop connects veterans and transitioning service members and their spouses with high quality career planning, training, and job search resources. 

Starting a Veteran Owned Business - The following resources provide information on government programs and services that help veterans start their own businesses, and conduct business with the federal government.

Labor Market Information provides the Occupational Employment Outlook and Wage Data for Iowa.  Aides in analyzing the job market.

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.

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

Google for Veterans and Family - This site was made by some veterans, family of veterans and friends who work at Google. We understand the challenges of serving, coming home and transitioning to civilian life. We've been there. Some of us are still figuring it out. Here are some free Google products we've gathered together that have made our lives easier.

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