Veterans Employment Initiative
The American Legion
Department of Wisconsin
In partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard, as well as many state and federal agencies, The American Legion's Veterans Employment Initiative (VEI) assists at Veteran Job Fairs to promote the hiring of veterans.
The VEI also steps in to help the veteran get established in their new position. At the critical entry phase of employment, some veterans may lack the necessary tools and equipment to begin work. Others may need transportation or financial assistance to off-set expenses until their first payday arrives. The VEI supports veterans by providing equipment, tools and transportation as they enter the work force.
EMPLOYERS: The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) are proud to offer the Wisconsin Veteran Employment Grant Program to encourage Wisconsin employers to hire and retain eligible veterans. Click here for more information on this program.
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The US Department of Veterans Affairs reports that servicemembers are returning to school at higher rates than they have been in decades. Extending a helping hand in this pursuit of education is a host of federal financial aid opportunities available to them, their spouses, and their dependents.
We at BestColleges.com have created a free guide to these educational assistance programs – an excellent source of information providing scholarships, academic programs, and federal aid opportunities that our servicemembers should know about in their endeavor to higher education.
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Veteran College Resource:
Returning to College Resource: https://online.maryville.edu/blog/going-back-to-school-military/
Financial Aid and Scholarships for Veterans: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/college/financial-aid-for-veterans/
Financial Aid for Veterans & Dependents: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/financial-aid-scholarships-for-veterans/
Graduate Scholarships for Veterans: http://www.gograd.org/financial-aid/scholarships/military-veterans/
Veterans Vocational Trade School Guide: http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/vocational-trade-school/guide-for-veterans/
MBA Veterans Programs: http://www.affordablecollegesonline.org/degrees/mba-programs/supporting-veterans/
Veterans Guide to Getting Hired: http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/veterans-guide-to-getting-hired/
Veterans Graduate School Guidebook: http://www.gograd.org/military-veterans-graduate-school-guide/
Veteran Solar Jobs: http://www.letsgosolar.com/consumer-education/veterans-solar-jobs/
Military Employment Transition Resource: https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/military/5-tips-military-transition-to-workforce/
Mercury Marine in Fond du Lac has created a corporate program for "hiring veterans". They desire to hire veterans not only for the skill sets they can bring to their company, but also because veterans possess the soft skills that Mercury is looking for in their employees; leadership, teamwork, comiktment, dedication, attitude etc..
If you feel you are up to the challenge and have the skills Mercury is looking for then contact Kelly Aschebrook at the Menasha Job Center. Kelly and his other veteran coworkers from the DWD Office of Veteran Services staff (DVOPs/LVERs) will work directly with you in order to prepare and assist you with setting up an interview with the Mercury Marine staff who are assigned to hire veterans.
Jeff Murphy, LVER
1802 Appleton Road
Menasha, WI 54952
Gary Meyer/Director, DWD office of Veteran Employment Services
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Cope Plastics Inc, a distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod, and tube, is looking for an Outside Salesperson to cover Southeast Wisconsin. Cope Plastics is known in the industry for providing their employees with exceptional product and application training. We offer competitive base salary and benefits, including a company car program.
Candidates must have the ability to grow and develop business and relationships with current and potential customers. They must have the self discipline to plan and prioritize their time and document their activities in the CRM system. They must have excellent communication skills, working with the inside sales team and management on quotes and projects, and possess a sense of urgency regarding customer follow up.
Travel throughout assigned territory to pursue and acquire new business and maintain existing business;Provide application assistance by determining customer needs, creating and upgrading product applications and sourcing products for customers;Presents quotations and customer feedback on quotes, as well as acquiring answers to questions needed to quote properly, back to the branch team
Position Qualifications and Requirements:
Minimum of two years college education or equivalent capabilities
Industrial Sales experience is preferred
Must have a valid drivers license
Interested applicants are invited to apply online on our website www.copeplastics.com menu/careers/job openings
WiscJobs For Vets is an employment site for Veterans.
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VEA Center helps Veterans who are seeking employment.
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P.O. Box 190 - Fond du Lac, WI 54936-0190
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Our in-depth guidebook provides financial information and options for veterans, different associations and groups
available for educational purposes, and pointers on how to choose the college best suited to their needs.
Go to http://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/higher-education-for-military-veterans/ for more information.
LHI – Logistics Health, Inc. of La Crosse
Actively seeking qualified veterans for a number of positions. If you or someone you know is interested in a position, visit their careers webpage at;
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Employment & Training Opportunities
New Veteran's Employment Center available on eBenefits
The newly launched Employment Center available on www.ebenefits.va.gov
Apply: www.schneiderjobs.com * Call: 1-800-44-Pride (1-800-447-7433)
For events throughout the Country go to http://www.uschamber.com/hiringourheroes/events.
Wisconsin Veteran Employment Resources
The attached flyer provides various resources, to include the web pages where veterans
can seek employment with private, state and federal government organizations.
Gary Meyer, DVOP/LVER Supervisor Fond du lac Job Center
Veterans who are not 30% or more disabled; if interested for positions with UW-Madison you can either go to the state website to apply; http://wisc.jobs/public/index.asp or go to http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/COB/CurrentUWEmployment.html.
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
Wisconsin Veterans and Spouses:
We have been approached by another vet friendly employer who desires to hire veterans or spouses of veterans for their vacant positions here in Wisconsin and across the nation. Listed below are employment opportunities in the Wisconsin Dells for those veterans or spouses seeking this type of employment:
Sales Representatives: Base of $12.50/hour plus commission, entry level reps can make $60K+ per year plus benefits. Duties are selling points packages to guests, giving tours of their beautiful resort. Part Real Estate, Part sales, part travel agent. No Real Estate License required.
Marketing Representatives: $7.50/hour plus commission, average about $40-$50K per year plus benefits. This position books tours, sets up tours with their Sales Reps. Great for outgoing, talkative and energetic people. You will be one of the first people they meet here at the resort.
Contact person for these employment opportunities in Wisconsin and throughout the country is:
Meg Voss (father is a veteran)
Wyndham Vacation Resorts
608-254-4105 Ext 2032
45 Hillman Rd. Baraboo WI 53913
Federal Aviation Administration
The Federal Aviation Administration is planning to hire over 600 new Air Traffic Control Specialists and are looking for qualified Veterans. The FFA plans on posting this opportunity on or around February 10th. To be considered for a position as an air traffic controller you must:
- Be a U.S. Cititzen
- Start the FAA Academy no later than your 31st Birthday
- Be willing to relocate to an air traffic facility based on the FAA's highest needs at the time
- Have three years of progressively responsible work experience, or a Bachelor's degree, or a combination of post-secondary education and work experience that totals three years.
There will also be a virtual career fair on the FAA website on February 10th. For more information, watch this site or visit http://www.faa.gov/jobs/recruiting_kit/ They will be receiving applications through USA Jobs on the Office of Personnel website.
CLICK HERE for more information on other Aviation opportunities.
Other Veteran Friendly Businesses
Dow Chemical _ worldwide jobs
Schneider National - truck driving & transportation type of jobs
Pepsi Beverages Company - Driver, merchandiser, and Warehouse type of jobs