City Of Clarinda Named “Home Base Iowa” Town

The City of Clarinda, Clarinda Chamber of Commerce and Clarinda Economic Development Corporation invites the public to attend Home Base Iowa dedication at the Clarinda American Legion Building – 107 West Washington Street on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.

Home Base Iowa is a one-of-a-kind program to connect veterans and transitioning service members with more than 2,200 businesses statewide who have pledged to hire over 14,000 veterans. In addition to the 94 communities statewide, the program also has 25 college and university partners.

The program connects businesses and communities with veteran job seekers using the “Find a Veteran” feature on the Home Base Iowa website. Find a Veteran allows Home Base Iowa businesses and communities access to all active veteran job seekers who have submitted their resume through the website. The program had 577 veteran resumes submitted in 2018.

Home Base Iowa designates qualified communities as centers of opportunity for military veterans based on four standards:

  • Within a designated community, at least 10 percent of eligible, hiring businesses must become HBI businesses and pledged to hire veterans,
  • Community develops its own incentive package for veterans,
  • Community prominently displays HBI Community designation, and
  • Community must obtain a resolution of support from the appropriate local governing body

The City of Clarinda has met or exceeded these requirements. For more information on Home Base Iowa, please visit