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Career Resources: Military/Veteran Job Help

This guide presents DPL's resources for job-related skills, as well as provides links to job opportunities within the Quad-Cities.

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Education Help

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges offers help for veterans and military students looking for information about attending college, how to use their military education benefits, how to turn their military training into credits, as well as informaiton about military discounts and advisors who are trained specifically to help you.

Military/Veteran Job Help

This page concentrates a majority of its resources on helping veterans find jobs and transition out of the military. While there are local resources available, there are also a wide number of federal organizations that are equipped to help with this as well. If you are looking for more information about any of these subjects, please feel free to contact the library for any assistance.

Local Help

The Quad Cities area encompasses both Iowa and Illinois. As a result, veterans are able to seek help from a wide variety of sources. Federal agencies, as well as state level agencies offer help for veterans looking for help finding jobs. Also be sure to look up your local county's website, as they are sure to have resources gathered for that specific area.


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Learning Express Library

  • Learning Express Library is a database that the library subscribes to that contains a specific section of help for veterans looking to find a job.
  • You can search this site without needing to create an account, but in order to take any of the courses, you must create a free account. This account allows you track the progress you are making within each course.

  • The Career Center contains a list of best careers for veterans, as well as a course that talks about using the skills you learned in the military to your advantage. Find out tips for networking, reworking your resume, marketing yourself to employers, and a number of other topics within the Career Center.