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Looking for a job? Wisconsin wants veterans

August 30, 2018 - 2:11 pm

The state of Wisconsin is putting its money where it's mouth is: they've launched a multi-million dollar campaign to recruit veterans to live and work in the Badger State.

In fact, Wisconsin says it has 90,000 jobs to fill.  The state has launched a transitioning veteran outreach program which is partnering with Hiring Our Heroes to entice transitioning military and their families to move to and work in the state.

The state boasts it leads the country in offering the most state-funded benefits to veterans and their families.  You can check the benefits and opportunities here. 

“Wisconsin has long led the nation in state benefits for veterans and their families. And now we are leading the nation in employment, endeavoring to get veterans AND spouses jobs several months prior to their separation from service,” said Daniel J. Zimmerman, secretary, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans seem to agree that it's a great state to live in, with plenty of opportunities.

“Since moving to Wisconsin, I’ve had a lot of great career opportunities. I don’t have a college degree, but companies here in Wisconsin view veterans as though we do have a college degree,” said Karl Johnson, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who is now the vice president of sales at Lippert Flooring and Tile in Menomonee Falls, WI.

“Wisconsin is a great state for veterans to reside because of the opportunities for education and employment,” added Charles Williams, a member of the Army Reserve stationed in Florida who plans to return to Wisconsin in October. “Wisconsin also provides veterans with resources to assist them with pursuing entrepreneurship. There is a lot of community support and Wisconsin has one of the largest outdoor recreation communities for families to enjoy.”

Representatives from Wisconsin met with transitioning military members at a Hiring Our Heroes Summit in Camp Pendleton this week and will be doing the same at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in September. 

For more benefits for veterans and their families, check the Connecting Vets' Benefits in my Backyard: Wisconsin page.

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