For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Carroll, 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 Michael Stricker returned from a deployment overseas and turned to Iowa Workforce Development for assistance in finding employment. He was having a hard time sleeping through the night so he was referred to the Veterans hospital to see if there was anything they could do. After a few appointments, the Veterans hospital helped him with his sleeping problems and he was able to find employment with Farmland foods.
This is just one example of the personalized service Iowa veterans receive from Iowa Workforce Development. For more information, contact the Carroll center at