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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!

January 2022

  • 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.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received assistance with resume development, employment plan and individualized assessment from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran secured a position as a 3rd shift Paint Maker at a rate of $25.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran emailed DVOP on 12/29/2021 stating they found employment two weeks ago. DVOP has attempted by phone and email to get employment information from the veteran, but the veteran has not responded to provide the employment information. DVOP will close case as a success without employment information.
  • 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 fulltime job offer with benefits as a Production Specialist earning $40,000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided several career services to include 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 Facility Maintenance Specialist at $38,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran at risk of becoming homeless worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received a comprehensive assessment, job leads, and housing information. The veteran found employment working in a local school as a Para-Professional earning $16.00 per hour full time.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran accepted a position as a Customer Service Representative after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran negotiated a salary of $13.50 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled 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 Delivery Driver earning $50,000.00 annually.
  • A low-income veteran was assisted with resume development, interview techniques, and job referrals from federal and local companies while working with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a position driving a school bus earning $22.50 per hr. with a sign on bonus of $2,000.00.
  • A service-connected and low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). The veteran needed assistance with resume development, navigating the job searching and interviewing process with goals of securing a part-time position to start & potential for full-time in the future. The veteran received an extended part-time offer as a Consultant with an offer to start and full-time in the coming months. The starting wage is $21.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and low-income veteran worked with the Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP) seeking assistance with resume development, navigating the job searching, and interviewing assistance. The veteran secured a position earning $21.5 per hr. with the potential for overtime and a $2,000.00 sign-on bonus.
  • A low-income veteran received career services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was provided a comprehensive assessment, career guidance/exploration, created resume, service referrals, and interviewing assistance. This veteran has accepted and is employed as a Business Operations Specialist earning $50,000 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 with benefits as a Carpentry Specialist earning $40,000.00 annually.
  • A veteran at risk of homelessness was provided a comprehensive assessment, employment coaching, and resume assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran overcame the risk for homelessness and accepted a position as a Cook earning $14.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran accepted a position as an Electrical Engineer after receiving career services assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran negotiated a salary of $89,440.00 annually and a full benefit package.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff who provided the veteran with a full complement of career planning services. This led to the veteran gaining employment as an Animal Trapper earning $13.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was assisted with resume reviews, interview techniques, and job referrals by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a federal position as a Financial Administrative Specialist GS-11-01 with a starting salary of $67,442.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the staff from the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received resume development, interviewing assistance, career guidance, and job search assistance. The veteran accepted a position at an airport as a Maintenance Controller earning $53,000 annually.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services and received career planning, priority of service, job searches and interview techniques. The veteran was also provided referrals to local partners for other services. The veteran successfully attained employment as a CNC Machine Operator earning $17.00 per hour with a $1,000.00 sign on bonus.
  • A veteran unemployed for more than 27 weeks worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received assistance in referrals to earned benefits, resume development, computer skills, and mock interviews. The veteran was able to secure a job as an Automotive Salesperson earning $80,000.00 a year salary through commissions.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who completed the VA Veteran Readiness and Employment program worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided resume and interviewing assistance along with career assessments and career exploration. The veteran applied, interviewed, and was hired as a Case Coordinator, working with individuals with disabilities, and providing them with services and resources in the community. Their starting wage $15.00 + fuel reimbursement.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Security Guard with a starting salary of $16.50 per hour plus shift premiums and over-time.
  • A homeless and low-income veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services staff who provided individualized career services including resume development, coaching, and job leads. The veteran secured a position as a manufacturing "Floater" being assigned to a number duties such as forklift, production or packaging work earning $18 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services. The veteran was provided individualized career services, resume development, coaching, and job leads. The veteran secured a position as federal employee, starting at a GS-7 level with a starting pay of 49,000 per year.
  • A homeless veteran worked with a Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist who assisted the veteran with resume development and job seeking skills. The veteran secured part-time employment as a Bus Driver earning $18.00 per hour.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. on an updating a resume and received assistance from CVI and OVES enhancing efforts for employment. The veteran was hired fulltime Carpenter earning $58,000.00 annually.
  • A homeless veteran was provided services through the Office of Veteran Employment Services and CVI. The veteran redeveloped their resume and began applying for food services positions accepting an offer with as a Cook with a local restaurant earning $15.00 hourly wage.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was assisted with resume reviews, interview techniques, and job referrals for federal opportunities by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran accepted a federal position as a Financial Administrative Specialist GS-11-01 with an annual salary of $67,442.00.
  • A Low-income, service-connected veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received a comprehensive assessment, resume development, interviewing skills and job referrals. The veteran applied for and accepted two positions. The veteran was hired to clean for residential homes part time and the other is a maintenance position for a property management company. Both jobs have a starting wage of 15.00 an hour.
  • A low-income and at risk of becoming homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was connected to community resources and services. The veteran also received resume development, job leads and interviewing assistance. The veteran accepted a position working grounds and maintenance with a starting pay of $19.25 per hour.