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Iowa Workforce bringing services to veterans


The Iowa National Guard and Iowa Workforce Development are announcing a partnership to bring workforce services directly to Iowa veterans with access points throughout the armory system.

"We're honored to partner with Iowa Workforce Development on this unique project to make career-enhancing resources and job prospects highly accessible for our men and women.  More than 25 percent of our 3,000 soldiers and airmen returning from combat in Afghanistan are seeking full-time employment.  Through the focused efforts of Iowa Workforce Development, our men and women will greatly enhance their career opportunities and employability, putting their unique skill sets to work in Iowa's communities," said Maj. Gen. Tim Orr, the Adjutant General of the Iowa National Guard stated,

The National Guard partnership will add 42 new access point locations for veterans.  Services available through those access points include job search and resume assistance; unemployment claims and labor market information; educational and veteran specific resources; access to workforce specialists via live chat and more.

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