For Immediate Release
Contact: Kerry Koonce: (515) 281-9646
Iowa Workforce Development Offers Many Services for Veterans
Waterloo, 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.
A veteran representative at the Waterloo Development Center noticed a pattern of veterans interviewing for positions but not being offered any jobs. This veteran representative decided to set up mock interviews to help improve the veterans interviewing skills. Over 18 employers participated and provided the veterans with feedback on areas to improve. Because this was such a rewarding experience to all involved, Waterloo will hold mock interviews quarterly for the veterans involved in intensive services.
This is just one example of the personalized, one-on-one service that Iowa veterans can receive from Iowa Workforce Development. For more information, contact the Waterloo center at (319) 235-2135.