Office of Veteran Employment Services Programs


Wisconsin State Government Seeks Qualified veterans for Employment

It is the goal of Governor Walker's Council on Veterans Employment to increase the number of qualified veterans employed in state service.

The Wisconsin State Government has special hiring tools in place to help ensure that all qualified veterans have a greater chance of being considered and interviewed for state jobs. In addition, qualified veterans may be considered for state agency jobs without having to compete or take a civil service assessment, if you are a veteran who: has served in the armed forces, have a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more, and are not currently employed in a permanent position with the State of Wisconsin. Complete these steps in order to determine your eligibility:

  1. Register or update you profile on
  2. Select "My Account" and upload your DD214/DD215 and VA-issued disability rating letter
  3. Select "Update Military Service Info" to ensure your veteran information is up to date
  4. You will be contacted by email regarding your eligibility and provided information on the next steps

Contact with questions

To learn more about Wisconsin State Government job opportunities and application processes, please contact a Local Veterans Employment Representative at

Veterans Non-Competitive Appointment

To learn more about the non-competitive process available for 30% or more disabled vets looking for State Employment, please look online at You can also view the flyer or contact the central office for more information.

Central Office

WiscJobsForVets Coordinators
201 East Washington Avenue
Madison, WI 53703

Phone: 608-266-8080

WDVA Veteran Employment Grant Program

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.

Veteran's in Piping Program and On-the-Job-Training (OJT)

Registered apprenticeships constitute qualified training for a Veteran to receive benefits under Chapter 30, Montgomery GI Bill and Chapter 31, Vocational Rehabilitation (Voc-Rehab). Depending on your branch of service, survivors may be eligible under Chapter 35, Survivors or Dependents programs.

OTR/CDL Initiative

Department of Workforce Development, partner agencies and employers working together to fast track interested individuals to obtain a CDL and gain employment in the trucking industry.

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