|- REALifelines: Veterans' Employment and Career Transition Advisor|
We want to help you find a job. The first step you need to take to get started is to call or e-mail your local Director for Veterans' Employment and Training (DVET). This DVET will arrange for assistance to help you, the transitioning service member or veteran, successfully transition to a rewarding career.
State Employment Services — You can access job openings in the state of Iowa from this Web site. (If you are interested in employment in more than one state, select additional states from the previous page.)
File for Unemployment Insurance Benefits — You may be eligible to collect unemployment benefits while you are searching for a job. This Web site provides information about filing for unemployment benefits in the state of Iowa.
State Veteran Employment Services — This site provides information about employment services and programs that are specific to transitioning service members and veterans in the state of Iowa.
Iowa State Government Jobs — This site provides access to employment opportunities with the state of Iowa.
Iowa Disability Program Navigators — These are specialists in Iowa's One-Stop Career Centers who have expertise helping job seekers with disabilities find employment and extensive knowledge about the various benefits and support services available to assist them.
* Although some of the state web sites are ".com" sites, they contain state resources and information for the respective state.
VetSuccess.gov — This site offers information about the services that the Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) program provides to veterans with service-connected disabilities, including information about vocational counseling and special rehabilitation available to active-duty service members and veterans who have recently separated from active duty.
Transition Assistance Service Programs — This site offers information on programs and counseling for transitioning service members, veterans and their families, including benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Defense and other government agencies for which they may be eligible.
Military Homefront — This site offers information on the support services available from the military and other government programs specifically designed to help troops and their families, leaders, and service providers.
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN) — This site provides information from the Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN), which is a service offered by the Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy that connects employers looking for quality employees, with skilled job candidates. EARN can help you connect with the employers in your area by linking you with a local employment service provider in its network.
National Resource Directory (NRD) — This site provides access to services and resources at the national, state and local levels that support recovery, rehabilitation and community reintegration.
Disability.gov — This site provides information pertaining to persons with disabilities and offers special sections for veterans.
Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF) — This site provides information on benefits and services available specifically to returning service members of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom.
Key to Career Success — This site provides access to career planning, training, and job search resources available at local One-Stop Career Centers.
Post 9/11 GI Bill — This site provides information on education benefits.
elaws Veterans' Issues — This site has interactive Advisors that provide information on workplace rights and preferences for veterans, reservists and National Guard members.