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Veteran Employment Success Stories

Every month the Office of Veteran Employment Services (OVES) will be sharing stories of individuals that have successfully found careers through our services. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Representative (DVOP) provide the intensive services necessary to meet the employment needs of Veterans who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, disabled, homeless, or facing other significant barriers to employment. Visit often to see how Wisconsin is putting our Veterans back to work!

September 2021

  • A homeless veteran was provided services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, comprehensive assessment, and individual employment with job referrals. The veteran is hired as a Marketing/Salesman with local company selling saunas earning $39,000.00 annually
  • An at risk for homelessness veteran was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a fulltime job offer as a Small Electrical Repair Specialist with a large corporation beginning August 26, 2021 and will earn $47,000.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was provided career planning assistance by the Office of Veteran Employment Services, which led to the veteran securing a professional position as a Senior Connecting Agent with a starting annual salary of $100,000.
  • A Vietnam era veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received career guidance, resume updating, and job searching assistance. The veteran secured a position driving a quad axle dump truck earning $23.00 an hour with full benefits.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran began working with staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran worked on their targeted resume, interview skills, and job search skills. The veteran found employment as a Material Handler earning $17.88/hr.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was able to find permanent housing; along with receiving resume development, interviewing assistance and assistance finding and apply for jobs. The veteran accepted a position as a Corporate Security Officer earning $37,980 annually.
  • An at risk of being homelessness veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance and assistance finding and appling for jobs. The veteran accepted a position as an Electrical Technician earning $65,480 annually.
  • A veteran who is at risk of being homeless worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance and assistance finding and appling for vacancies. The veteran accepted employment as a Printing Press Operator, starting pay rate is $41,600 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled and  low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program specialist (DVOP). The DVOP and veteran completed an individual employment plan, resume development, and began a rigorous employment search. The veteran ultimately accepted a position as an Adjunct IT Infrastructure Professor The veteran will earn $45.00 per hour, work 25-30 hours per week, and will become a tenured member of the faculty after one calendar year.
  • A Low-income, service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) seeking assistance with resume development, job search assistance, and outside agency referrals. The Veteran was offered and accepted employment as a Frontend Loader earning $19/hr. with full benefits.
  • A Low-income veteran with a pending service connect disability determination worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). The veteran was provided numerous services including skills assessment, case management, resume development, and interview assistance. The veteran was hired as an assistant soccer coach – making $18.20 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). The veteran was provided resume updates, interviewing practice, job leads and support. The veteran interviewed and was hired by a local company as a Department Supervisor with a starting pay of 48,000 a year.
  • A service-connected disabled and prior justice involved veteran was provided services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was given guidance on doing a career assessment, career guidance, housing assistance, and employment search. The veteran accepted an offer as a Production Line Worker earning $20.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and Chapter 31 veteran was provided services by the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran was provided career guidance, assistance with creating a resume and cover letter, and housing referral. The veteran accepted an offer as an ER Nurse earning $32.40 per hour + $4.00 night-Shift differential.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services (OVES), on resume development, interviewing, and Non-Compete for Veterans registration. The veteran was hired through the Non-Compete for Veterans program with the state of Wisconsin as a Program Manager. The veteran will earn 25.98 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran, received guidance, mentoring, support and assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran was provided individualized career services including resume development, mock interviewing, and job leads. The veteran was hired full time as a Custodian at $12 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received guidance, mentoring, support, and assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services staff. The veteran was provided individualized career services including resume development, mock interviewing, and job leads. The veteran was hired full time as a computer assisted (CAT) designer at $20 per hour.
  • An at risk for homelessness veteran was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran overcame at risk for homelessness and accepted a full-time job as Electrician with benefits on September 6, 2021 and will earn $51,000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran received resume development, comprehensive assessment, and individual employment with job referrals. The veteran is hired as a Production Specialist earning $33,000.00 annually beginning August 25 , 2021.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was case managed by an Office of Veteran Employment Services team member received career guidance, job referrals, and employment search assistance. The veteran applied for and was offered a position as a Security Officer/Manager earning $46,800.00 annually.
  • A Vietnam-Era veteran was provided career services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran learned to revise a resume, received suggestions and assistance with job leads and referrals and secured a Driving position earning $38,280.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran came to the Job Center and met with DVOP vet was interested in information regarding small business loans and grants. DVOP provided small business contact information along with a couple of other web links. Veteran contacted above organizations and decided to open his own water service business. Veteran is really excited for the opportunity and the assistance given.
  • A low-income veteran came to the JC to meet with DVOP. DVOP provided resume review and updates and several job leads. The veteran has been hired at a local company as a Quality Assurance Technician. Start Date 09/07/2021 starting wage $21.00/hour.
  • An at risk of homelessness veteran was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran overcame the risk of homelessness and accepted a fulltime job offer with benefits as a Warehouse Worker earning $40,00.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided career services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, a comprehensive assessment, and an individual employment plan with job referrals. The veteran was hired as a Security Officer earning $39,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran at risk of being homeless was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a fulltime job offer as Health Assistant and will earn $31,200.00 annually.
  • A veteran at risk of homelessness received a full complement of career services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was hired as a Production/Assembly Technician. This is a full-time permanent position earning $43,600.00 per year with benefits.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran working with the Office of Veteran Employment Services was assisted with resume development, and mock interviewing. The veteran interviewed and accepted a position as an EP Technician, Lead with a salary of $49,800.00.
  • A veteran who is lacking a high school diploma worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance and assistance finding and applying for jobs. The veteran accepted a position as a Machine Operator earning $55,797 annually.
  • A veteran who was low-income and at risk of being homeless, received services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received career guidance/planning, resume development, and job board searches. He has secured a position as a maintenance technician. His starting wage is $16.50 an hour with partial benefits.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received career advisement and completed an individualized employment plan with resume development. The veteran accepted a position as full-time Optical Machine Manufacturing Technician, will earn $48,000 per year, and have full benefits.
  • A low-income and service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). The DVOP and veteran completed an individualized employment plan, federal resume, and agreed to case management. The veteran was subsequently hired as a GS-6 Advanced Medical Support Assistant. The veteran will earn $38,000 per year, work full time, and have full benefits.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The veteran was provided housing assistance, and referrals to other veteran related benefits. The veteran was able to enroll in an educational program and was hired as a full-time customer service associate earning 15.50 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services (OVES), on resume development, interviewing, and Non-Compete for Veterans registration. The veteran was hired as a Purchasing Consultant with a local Healthcare Provider. Starting wage is 30.00 an hour with benefits.
  • A veteran at risk of homelessness was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. Veteran overcame at risk for homelessness and accepted a fulltime job offer with benefits as a Sales/Marketing Officer earning $50,000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran received resume development, comprehensive assessment, and an individual employment plan with job referrals. The veteran was hired as an Assembler earning $32,000.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran accepted a position as a Help Desk Specialist after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran negotiated a salary of $60,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff who guided the veteran through individualized career services. The veteran was thereafter able to secure a position as a Mechanical Engineer with a salary of $82,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with staff from the Office of Veteran Employment services. The veteran received resume updating and interviewing skills. As a result, the veteran was hired as an Account Executive. This is full time position with a base pay of $40,000.00 per year and unlimited commission.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received assistance from the staff with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The individual received resume development assistance and conducted a mock interview. The DVOP also provided leads on employment opportunities which led to the veteran being offered a position with a bus company earning $47,840.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the DVOP developing a resume, and interviewing tips and other career-seeking best practices. The veteran has accepted a Case Management position earning $38,000.00 a year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance and assistance finding and applying for jobs. The veteran accepted a position as a Store Associate-Lead earning $14.50 hourly.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance and help in searching and applying for jobs. The eligible spouse of a veteran accepted a position with a state agency as an Employment and Training Specialist with a starting pay of $40,872 annually.
  • A veteran who completed the Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness & Employment program worked with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The veteran received resume development, NCA registration, and assistance with job searches. The veteran interviewed for a state position and was hired as a SharePoint Administrator with a starting pay of 25.00 an hour.
  • A low income and homeless veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran was provided individualized career services including resume development, mock interviewing and job leads. The veteran was hired full time as a Production Supervisor earning approximately $52,000 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran was provided individualized career services including resume development, mock interviewing and job leads. The veteran was hired full time as a Field Service Technician earning $29.00 per hour.
  • A veteran who completed the Chapter 31 Veteran Readiness & Employment program worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was a recent graduate with a degree in Accounting and was provided resume development, mock interview assistance and help with job searching towards their goal of securing a flexible 1st shift position working 25 hours a week earning at least $15.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran and homeless veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services staff. The veteran was provided individualized career services including resume development, mock interviewing and job leads. The veteran was hired as a telephone switchboard operator making $16.00 per hour.