For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Des Moines, 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.
Veteran David Liddle was a recently separated veteran living at the Riverfront YMCA. He met with a veteran representative immediately after being referred to IWD. His veteran representative arranged a meeting for him at a local security meeting. The meeting was a successful one as Liddle accepted a job at the security company a few days later.
Jay Seely is a disabled veteran who was placed into case management after meeting with a veteran representative at IWD. His veteran representative contacted a few local firms with information about Seely. The next morning, Seely called to let IWD know he had been offered a job at one of the firms and his income was more than he had expected.
These are just a few of the many success stories Iowa Workforce Development has regarding our veterans. For more information, contact the Des Moines center at (515) 281-9619.