For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Creston, Iowa – From job search assistance to information about employment and training programs, Iowa Workforce Development offers many services for veterans.
“We are pleased to serve the Iowa veterans who gave of themselves to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today,” said Elisabeth Buck, Director of Iowa Workforce Development.
Eligible veterans can receive assistance for a productive job search or gain access to job listings through IWD’s electronic data base. They can also receive assistance with job interviewing and résumé writing skills.
Veteran Representatives through Iowa Workforce Development monitor job listings from federal agencies and federal contractors to ensure that veterans get priority service in referral to these jobs, and work closely with clients of V.A. Vocational Rehabilitation.
Recently, veteran Paul Hill and his wife found for the first time that they were in need of state assistance. Hill attended a few classes and joined Job Club. After participating in an informational interview with a company Hill had previously worked for, Hill was told by the owner of the company that he should apply again. Hill followed through and was hired by that company. Hill and his wife will be self-sufficient in November.
This is just one example of the personalized service Iowa veterans receive from Iowa Workforce Development. For more information, contact the Creston center at (641) 782-2119.