Job Opportunities

Home Base Iowa logoOn the day following Veterans Day in 2013, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a new mission, focusing on employing veterans after their service has ended. Home Base Iowa is a public-private partnership connecting veterans with jobs in Iowa.

O'Brien County became a Home Base Iowa Community October 27, 2015. We offer incentives and welcome our country's veterans to relocate here when their service has been completed and they are looking forward to starting the next chapter.

Click here for an Employment Application

The O'Brien County employment application is available through the link above. Please print, fill out and return your application to our office at O'Brien County Economic Development Corp., PO Box 616, Primghar, Iowa 51245-0616. If you would prefer to email your application, an application can be emailed to you in Word format. To request and submit an application in Word format, please email Indicate which O'Brien County Home Base Iowa employers you would like to submit your application to and we will forward it to those businesses. Home Base Iowa employers have committed to hiring transitioning or retiring Service Members and Veterans when they have openings.

Our O'Brien County communities have committed to assisting Service Members and Veterans in the transition from active duty to civilian life or retirement. Please see the links below for incentives offered by the communities of Sheldon, Hartley, Sanborn and Sutherland and by Northwest Iowa Community College.

Sheldon Home Base Iowa Incentives

Northwest Iowa Community College Incentives

Hartley, Sanborn, Sutherland Home Base Iowa Incentives

As a new Home Base Iowa Community, O'Brien County is anticipating our program to grow. Please check back with us as we will be adding new employers and additional incentives in the months to come.

For more information on the State of Iowa's Home Base Iowa Program and incentives go to HomeBaseIowa.Gov.

Click here for O'Brien County Veterans Memorials