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  Iowa ESGR - ESGR is a Department of Defense agency established in 1972. Its mission is to gain and maintain employer support for Guard and Reserve service by recognizing outstanding support, increasing awareness of the law, and resolving conflicts. ESGR’s Employment Initiative Program (EIP) identifies and enhances employment opportunities for service members and spouses. Click here to view military friendly employers that are seeking to hire skilled military service members.


  (JCEP) The Job Connection Education Program staff is here to help Guard and Reserve Service Members and their spouses who are unemployed or under-employed find careers.  Offered by the Army National Guard, dedicated training and development specialists and a skilled business advisor will assist participants in making their job connections.  JCEP is now in Iowa assisting Service Members and their families.


JCEP is focused on providing:

  • One-on-one counseling

  • Employment assistance for unemployed or underemployed Service Members and their spouses

  • Education assistance for those Soldiers who would prefer to get their degrees or trade certifications

  • Resume review and mock interviews

  • Relevant workforce training

  • Online job search training and assistance

  • Personal assistance from a business advisor working with local employers to hire JCEP participants.



Iowa Workforce DevelopmentIowa Workforce Development links job placement and skill development into a system of lifelong learning and opportunity. Through resources and services created for employers, employees, and the unemployed, Iowans can take control of their economic future and the security of their families.
We know that searching for a new job is a big undertaking. That’s why Hero2Hired (H2H) was created: to make it easy for Reserve Component service members to connect to and find jobs with military-friendly companies. H2H also offers career exploration tools, military-to-civilian skills translations, education and training resources, as well as a mobile app. Support for H2H is provided through the Department of Defense’s Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program. 



Direct Employers Association






  DirectEmployers Association- DirectEmployers Association, Inc. is a 501(c) (6) nonprofit, 600 plus member employer association. As provided in its corporate bylaws, a board of directors consisting of member company representatives manages the business and affairs of the Association. Daily operations are managed by an executive director and operations staff at the direction of the president and board of directors. Its mission is to provide employers an employment network that is cost-effective, improves labor market efficiency and reaches an ethnically diverse national workforce.


 State of Iowa Job Fairs- Iowa Works hosts many job fairs for service members around Iowa throughout the year. Click here to view dates and locations of upcoming events.