The Iowa Workforce Development Corporation on Friday announced the launch of a new online portal that will make it easier for veterans and their families to find a new job in Iowa, according to a press release.
new gate, www.IowaWorksForVeterans.govto help veterans connect with individual job search assistance and to assist employers in identifying and hiring people with experience from the armed forces.
the gate Provides access to the valuable career improvement tools and resources that Iowa has to offerHe works and Home Base Iowa while also containing a variety of information about the benefits Iowa provides to veterans. The goal is to make Iowa a major job destination for veterans and their families.
Home Base Iowa has for several years been the leading program in Iowa for recruiting veterans and transporting active duty members to our state. The new Veterans Portal better connects Home Base Iowa to IowaHe works And it allows veterans to get one-on-one help finding a second-semester job in Iowa,” said Beth Townsend, director of Iowa Workforce Development. “Combining the new portal with job planners at Home Base Iowa, plus veterans services available throughout Our IowaHe works offices, offering more help than ever before and an easier way for veterans and their spouses to build a better life in Iowa after service.”
“Iowa’s economy needs veterans — task-oriented people who know how to work hard and get work done,” Townsend said. Whether you are transitioning out of service and looking for a new place to call home or an Iowa native simply looking to improve your economic prospects, Home Base Iowa, IowaHe works They are here to help you connect with the Iowa employers who need you.”
Veterans and their spouses can use the new portal to create Iowa StateHe works account, search for open positions, attend online workshops, and/or sign up for individual concierge services. Likewise, Iowa companies can register themselves as “veteran friendly” employers and obtain resumes from a broad pool of veteran applicants. For a site tour, view this Video tour.
Along with revealing the portal, IWD is also expanding access to its recently launched Home Base Iowa Business Training Program to educate employers across the state about how they can help improve recruitment and retention of veteran and military-affiliated individuals. The program was created through a partnership with Home Base Iowa and PsychArmor.
“Less than 7 percent of Americans serve or have served in uniform,” said Jimmy Norton, IWD’s veteran director of workforce services. Thus, many employers are not aware of military culture and the value a veteran can add to the workplace. Contact us at [email protected] for more information on how to register for this amazing internship opportunity.”
Absolute Group, an employee-owned construction company with nearly 400 team members across Iowa, was one of the first companies to participate in HBI training as part of a pilot project. “This was a no-brainer for us,” said Dean Robbins, Director of Community Outreach. “There is great value in hiring veterans and those who are currently serving. This should be a positive for any business.”