HOMEBASEIOWA.ORG: Website launched to match military veterans with jobs in Iowa PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jimmy Centers   
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 11:43

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched www.homebaseiowa.org, a new website for Home Base Iowa. The initiative is a new non-profit, private-public partnership that will recruit veterans and active duty service members for private-sector job opportunities in Iowa.

The website serves as a comprehensive source for job services available to veterans in Iowa. The site features job postings, links to job fairs, and up-to-date information about educational opportunities, National Guard recruiting, job training, and much more.

“Since the launch of Home Base Iowa, we have had numerous veterans, businesses, communities, and veterans organizations contact our office about the initiative,” said Branstad. “We are excited to launch this site to ensure veterans looking to establish themselves in Iowa have the most up-to-date information regarding the state’s job opportunities, welcoming communities, and ways to stay engaged with the military community.”

“Veterans possess a unique skill set comprised not only of technical skills, but also soft skills such as teamwork and problem solving,” said Reynolds. “Their skill sets, developed under some of the most challenging conditions imaginable, will be invaluable to Iowa’s businesses.”

Home Base Iowa is raising private funds to support outreach efforts to veterans, including national advertising, in-person outreach, a social media campaign, and outreach through military publications.

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Home Base Iowa is a private-public partnership led by the Iowa military community, Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority, and the office of Governor Branstad that will recruit veterans and active duty service members for private-sector job opportunities in Iowa. Home Base Iowa’s mission is to make Iowa the state of choice for military men and women as they begin their journey to civilian careers. Home Base Iowa will provide veterans with resources that can open doors to job opportunities, welcoming communities, and on-going engagement with the military community. Veterans, businesses, or Iowa communities interested in learning more about Home Base Iowa should contact 855-9HB-IOWA (855-942-4692) or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .
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