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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!

December 2021

  • A homelessness veteran was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran overcame homelessness and accepted a full-time job offer with benefits as a Warehouse Specialist with starting pay of $36,000.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran accepted a position as a Project Manager after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran received resume development and direct job leads. The veteran negotiated a salary of $44,000.00 plus 12% of the net profits.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The DVOP guided the veteran through individualized career services. The veteran was thereafter able to secure a position as a Project Manager with a salary of $105,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development and job referrals. The veteran accepted an offer as a Customer Service Representative, earning over $33,00.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development and job referrals. The veteran accepted an offer as a Project Manager earning $72,000.00 per year.
  • A low-income veteran who learned to develop a resume and improve their interviewing skills, while working with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist, found employment as a Money Machine Servicer earning $50,000.00 annually.
  • A low income and at risk of homelessness veteran was provided resume development, job searching assistance, job referrals and interview coaching from the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran overcame the risk of homelessness and accepted a job opportunity with a starting wage at $20.00 per hour as Forklift Operator with a large warehouse company.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received employment and housing resources and partner referrals for over-coming homelessness. The veteran also received resume building, job search assistance and interviewing skills. The veteran accepted a position as a Delivery and Personal Shopper with a starting salary around $35,000 a year.
  • A low-income service-connected veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received assistance creating a federal resume and help with usajobs.gov. The veteran was also provided interview coaching for federal positions. The veteran accepted employment with a federal employer as an Administrative Support Assistant. Their starting pay is $31,520.00 and a federal pay grade of GS-3.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received help with resume, interview, and job search. OVES staff referred the veteran to agency partners and contacted the HR manager to advocate for the veteran. The veteran has accepted a position as the Lead Prosecutor in local government with a salary of $50.00 per hour plus an excellent benefits package.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume and job searching assistance. The veteran was provided direct resume referral from the LVER. The veteran accepted the position and will be a Customer Service Representative and Intake Specialist with a starting pay of $16.50 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and low-income 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 secured a position as a material handler earning $20.00 per hour.
  • A homeless veteran received resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services in collaboration from Center for Veteran Issues. The veteran concentrated on jobs using skills he already possessed and accepted a job offer as a Sandblaster earning $59,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran at risk of homelessness was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a full-time job offer as an Equipment Maintenance Specialist with local company and will earn $49.000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided resume development from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran overcame homelessness and accepted a full-time position as a CNC Operator at local manufacturing company, with a starting pay of $36,000.00 annually plus over-time.
  • A homeless veteran was provided services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, a comprehensive assessment, and individual employment with job referrals. The veteran was hired as a local Driver with a packaging firm earning $31,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided assistance with resumes, a comprehensive assessment and employment search assistance. The veteran accepted a role as a A/V Technician earning $100,000 a year.
  • A special disabled veteran accepted a position as Talent Acquisition Specialist/HR Generalist after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran negotiated a salary of $56,000.00 per year.
  • A recently separated veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services to receive resume development and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Warehouse Order Selector. This is a full-time permanent position with a wage of $53,622.00 with benefits and the opportunity for overtime hours.
  • A recently separated veteran received assistance with resume development; job searching skills, and interviewing techniques from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. After interviewing with several companies, the veteran accepted a position as a Program Analyst with full benefits and a starting salary of $66,829.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was case managed by an Office of Veteran Employment Services team member received career guidance, job referrals, resume creation, and employment search assistance. The veteran applied for and was offered a position as a Sales Director, earning $65,000.00 per year, plus commission of 17% of gross margin.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program worked with staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development and job referrals relating to work experience. The veteran was offered and accepted a Customer Service Representative position starting at $41,808.00 per year with benefits.
  • A service-connected disable veteran was provided career planning services by a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist including career guidance, resume development, and interviewing techniques. The veteran was very excited to receive a job offer as a Credit Claims Adjuster making $40,000.00 per year.
  • A low-income and unemployed for more than 27 weeks veteran, worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development and interviewing assistance. The veteran accepted a position as a Maintenance Mechanic earning $17.00 per hour and working roughly 32 hours a week.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development and job referrals. The veteran accepted an offer as a Customer Service Representative earning over $33,00.00 per year.
  • A low-income veteran in danger of homelessness began working with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received a referral by HVRP provider Garske's Veteran Services. The veteran received resume development and direct job referrals. The veteran will be starting work Dec. 15th as a Maintenance Technician at $17.50/hour plus a full benefit package.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume and job searching assistance. The veteran applied for a Recruitment Coordinator role with a local college and was hired. The starting pay for the position is $22.40 an hour plus benefits.
  • A homeless veteran received resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services in collaboration with the Center for Veteran Issues. The veteran concentrated on conferrable jobs using skills they possessed; accepted a job offer as a Sandblaster earning $59,000.00 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 an Equipment Maintenance Specialist with local company and will earn $49.000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided resume assistance and coaching on the interview process from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran overcame homelessness and accepted a fulltime job offer as a CNC Operator at local manufacturing company. The veteran will earn $36,000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided career services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, comprehensive assessment, and individual employment with job referrals. The veteran was hired as a local Driver with packaging firm earning $31,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program was provided with resume development in the areas of civilian & federal employment by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran worked on an Individual Employment Plan, and employment search assistance. The veteran accepted an offer from a Federal Agency as a Service Representative with an annual salary of $57,000.00.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran accepted a position as Talent Acquisition Specialist/HR Generalist after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran negotiated a salary of $56,000.00 per year.
  • A recently separated and low-income veteran received a full complement of career services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was hired as a Warehouse Order Selector. This is a full-time permanent position with an annual wage of $53,622.00 with benefits and the opportunity for overtime hours.
  • A recently separated veteran received assistance with resume development; job searching skill; and interviewing techniques from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. After interviewing with several companies, the veteran accepted a position as a Program Analyst with full benefits and a starting salary of $66,829.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was case managed by an Office of Veteran Employment Services team member received career guidance; job referrals; resume creation; and employment search assistance. The veteran applied for and was offered a position as a Sales Director, earning $65,000.00 per year, plus commission of 17% of gross margin.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program connected with staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development and job referrals relating to work experience. The veteran was offered and accepted a Customer Service Representative starting at $41,808.00 per year with benefits.
  • A veteran that was at risk of homelessness and previously incarcerated accepted a position as a Carpenter after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran negotiated a salary of $81,120.00 per year and a full benefit package.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was provided career planning services by the Office of Veteran Employment Services, which led to the veteran securing a professional position as a Truck driver with a starting annual salary of $49,000.00.
  • A low-income veteran learned to develop a resume and improve their interviewing skills, while working with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The veteran interviewed for and was hired as a Money Machine Servicer earning $50,000.00 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was provided resume assistance, interview techniques, and job referrals from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a position as an Employment and Training Specialist as a Career Achievement Coach earning $19.64 per hour with travel benefits.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with Office of Veteran Employment Staff. The veteran received assistance on their resume, interviewing skills, and job searches. The veteran was able to apply, interview, and was hired as a part time Lube Rack Technician with a starting pay of $14.50 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with The Office of Veteran Employment Services staff and was a dual enrollment referral from partner agencies. The veteran received assistance on their resume, interviewing skills, and job searches. The veteran was able to secure employment as a Laborer with a starting wage of $15.00 per hour.
  • A low-income and housing crisis veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was referred to partner agencies for successful housing assistance and received assistance on resume development, interviewing and job search techniques. The veteran was hired as a Therapeutic Counselor for trauma-based patients. The veteran's starting wage is $28.00 an hour.
  • A low-income veteran worked with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Representative. The DVOP and veteran completed an IEP, resume development, and job searching. The veteran received and accepted an offer of employment as a Sales Executive. This is a full-time position with starting pay of 24.51 per hour.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The veteran received assistance with resume development and job searching to fit their career goals. The veteran accepted an offer of employment from a local patient care facility as a Mind Mentor. This is a part-time role which the veteran desired with a starting pay of 8.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The DVOP and veteran completed IEP and agreed to case management. The veteran submitted an application package and accepted the offer from a state agency as an Employment and Training Supervisor. This is a full-time position with a starting pay of 64,480 annually.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The DVOP and veteran utilized Career Cruising and an O*NET Interest Profiler to determine job role desires. The veteran accepted an offer as a Rural Mail Carrier with a starting wage of $45,200 annually.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) seeking assistance with resume development and navigating the job searching process. The veteran accepted a position in Behavioral Health Assistance while waiting to take the Social Work certification test. The veteran is making $22.00 per hour.
  • A veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was provided resume assistance, mock interview practices, job referrals and coaching. The veteran accepted a position as a Case Manager working with people with disabilities, this is a full-time position with starting pay of $15 per hour + fuel reimbursement.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The DVOP provided a comprehensive assessment, an individualized employment plan, resume development, and multiple job referrals before the veteran accepted a job offer to start Dec. 27, 2021 at $18.00 per hour plus a full benefit package as a Restoration Technician.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist. The veteran was provided a comprehensive and specialized assessment after which an individual employment plan was developed. The veteran's resume was updated, and the Local Veterans' Employment Representative was able to forward it to an employer and promoted the veteran's skills and experience. The veteran was asked to come in for an interview and a job offer was made an accepted the next day. The veteran was hired as a Bid proposal Specialist starting at $16.50 per hour, plus benefits.