For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Decorah, 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.
After years of trouble finding a job, veteran Bronson “Randy” Chevalier turned to the Iowa Workforce Development office in Oelwein for help. Aside from his disclosed employment barriers of needing rent/utility assistance, lack of transportation/no driver’s license and gaps in his employment, Chevalier was also an ex-felon.
Chevalier received a job referral to XL Trailers. With assistance from the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, he was hired eight days later as an assembler/welder. Chevalier continues to excel in his current position.
For more information, contact the Decorah center at (563) 382-0457.