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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 2022

  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, job leads, and direct job referrals. The veteran was hired as a Production Supervisor with a starting salary of $50,000.00 per year.
  • A low-income and unemployed veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services, where they received resume development, job leads and referral to partner services. The veteran interviewed and was hired as a Retailer, with a starting pay of $15.00 per hour.
  • A veteran at risk of becoming homeless received resume development, housing, and outside partner resources, along with job leads and interviewing assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran was hired as a Parts Assembler with a starting wage of $19.00 per hour.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff who provided resume development, job leads, and assistance with housing referrals and partner resources. The veteran was hired as an Electrical Systems Specialist with a starting wage of $49,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received resume development, job leads, interviewing assistance, and direct job referrals from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was hired as a Labor Inspector with a starting pay of $63,400.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided the veteran resume development, job leads and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Warehouse Worker with a starting wage of $17.95 per hour.
  • A low-income and unemployed veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, job leads, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as an IT Desktop Support Specialist with a starting pay of $49,920.00 per hour.
  • A veteran at risk of becoming homeless was guided throughout the employment planning process via the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received referrals to partner staff, and housing assistance. The veteran also received resume development and job leads that led the veteran to gain employment as a Material Handler with a starting salary of $37,440.00 per year.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received direct job leads, resume updating, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Security Guard with a starting pay of $15.75 per hour.
  • A Vietnam Era veteran, worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Bus Driver with a starting wage of $16.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance, and referral to partner services. The veteran was hired as a Shift Manager with a starting salary of $32.00 per hour.
  • 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 paraprofessional with a starting pay of $15.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received employment assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Field Service Tech with a starting wage of $32.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received career guidance from the staff in the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance, and direct job referrals and was hired as an Administration Assistant with a starting wage of $18.75 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was homeless was assisted by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received partner referrals, resume development, and job searching assistance. The veteran was hired into a landscaping position with a starting wage of $17.50 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received numerous employment services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services that included resume development, job referrals, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Youth Counselor with a starting wage of $30.89 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and unemployed veteran was provided workforce assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, partner and community referrals, and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Car Wash Installer Supervisor with a starting wage of $30.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who received resume development and direct job development. The veteran was hired into a manufacturing role with a starting pay of $19.00 per hour with a $2,000.00 sign-on bonus.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received resume development, as well as interviewing assistance and preparation from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran was hired as a Bus Driver with a starting wage of $25.50 per hour.
  • A transitioning service-member received resume development, referrals and assistance to partner agencies, and direct job leads while being guided through the workforce development system by the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. After numerous applications and skill marketing of the veteran, the veteran was hired as a Product Specialist with a starting pay of $64,200.00 per year.
  • A justice-involved veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided the veteran with resume development, referral to partner agencies and resources, as well as job leads. The veteran was hired as a Warehouse Operator with a starting wage of $15.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was guided through employment preparation pipeline by the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided the veteran with resume development, housing referrals, and other supportive services. The veteran was hired as a Crematory Director with a starting wage of $44,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services where the veteran received resume development, job leads, and referral to partner services which led to the veteran gaining employment in a retail position with a starting wage of $18.50 per hour.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, job searching assistance, and computer skills training. The veteran accepted a job offer as a Groundskeeper with a starting pay of $17.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was at risk of becoming homeless, received employment guidance and services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran received a comprehensive assessment, job referrals, resume development, and other supportive service referrals. The veteran accepted an offer as Community Health Nurse earning $28.91 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran was provided resume development, direct job leads, referrals to partner agencies, and interviewing assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services who. The veteran was hired as a Case Manager with a local veteran outreach program with a starting salary of $19.75 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received several employment assistances services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services that included resume development, direct job development, job leads, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a CDL Driver with a starting wage of $22.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and low-income veteran received assistance from the Office of Veterans Employment Services staff. The veteran was provided individualized career services including one on one mentoring, resume development, coaching and job leads. The veteran secured employment in the manufacturing industry earning $18.00 per hour.
  • vA low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, job leads, and direct job referrals. The veteran was hired as a Production Supervisor with a starting salary of $50,000.00 per year.
  • A low-income and unemployed veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services, where they received resume development, job leads and referral to partner services. The veteran interviewed and was hired as a Retailer, with a starting pay of $15.00 per hour.
  • A veteran at risk of becoming homeless received resume development, housing, and outside partner resources, along with job leads and interviewing assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff. The veteran was hired as a Parts Assembler with a starting wage of $19.00 per hour.
  • A homeless veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services staff who provided resume development, job leads, and assistance with housing referrals and partner resources. The veteran was hired as an Electrical Systems Specialist with a starting wage of $49,000.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received resume development, job leads, interviewing assistance, and direct job referrals from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran was hired as a Labor Inspector with a starting pay of $63,400.00 per year.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services who provided the veteran resume development, job leads and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Warehouse Worker with a starting wage of $17.95 per hour.
  • A low-income and unemployed veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, job leads, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as an IT Desktop Support Specialist with a starting pay of $49,920.00 per hour.
  • A veteran at risk of becoming homeless was guided throughout the employment planning process via the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received referrals to partner staff, and housing assistance. The veteran also received resume development and job leads that led the veteran to gain employment as a Material Handler with a starting salary of $37,440.00 per year.
  • A low-income veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received direct job leads, resume updating, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Security Guard with a starting pay of $15.75 per hour.
  • A Vietnam Era veteran, worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Bus Driver with a starting wage of $16.00 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran worked with the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance, and referral to partner services. The veteran was hired as a Shift Manager with a starting salary of $32.00 per hour.
  • 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 paraprofessional with a starting pay of $15.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received employment assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Field Service Tech with a starting wage of $32.00 an hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received career guidance from the staff in the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, interviewing assistance, and direct job referrals and was hired as an Administration Assistant with a starting wage of $18.75 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran who was homeless was assisted by the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received partner referrals, resume development, and job searching assistance. The veteran was hired into a landscaping position with a starting wage of $17.50 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled veteran received numerous employment services from the Office of Veteran Employment Services that included resume development, job referrals, and interviewing assistance. The veteran was hired as a Youth Counselor with a starting wage of $30.89 per hour.
  • A service-connected disabled and unemployed veteran was provided workforce assistance from the Office of Veteran Employment Services. The veteran received resume development, partner and community referrals, and direct job leads. The veteran was hired as a Car Wash Installer Supervisor with a starting wage of $30.00 per hour.