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Calling All Vets: Iowa Wants You!

November 19, 2013
Calling All Vets: Iowa Wants You!
U.S. military Afghanistan veterans
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A new partnership pairs discharged service members with jobs

Calling all [p2p type=”post_tag” value=”veterans”]veterans[/p2p]: Iowa wants you! Iowa Governor Terry Branstad recently launched Home Base Iowa, a new partnership between public and private interests in Iowa that will pair veterans with companies seeking employees. The program will raise private funds to make veterans aware of this service through social media and military publications. Branstad says that in his travels throughout Iowa, he’s encountered many employers who want to hire more workers but can’t find people with the right skills. Branstad hopes the program will encourage veterans to move to Iowa, help reduce veteran unemployment, and fill those positions that Iowa companies have ready and waiting for skilled workers.