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Office of Veterans’ Services Rick Larson, LVER WDA 9. Employing Veterans: An Untapped Resource. How to employers find Veterans ? What is involved with employing a Veteran ? New employment initiatives for Veterans, incentives and resources for employers

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employing veterans an untapped resource
Employing Veterans: An Untapped Resource
  • How to employers find Veterans ?
  • What is involved with employing a Veteran ?
  • New employment initiatives for Veterans, incentives and resources for employers
  • Laws that apply to Veteran’s rights and privileges
how can we help
How can we help?

Office of Veteran Services staff can match Employers with Veterans that are dependable, motivated, and skilled.

office of veteran services

Office of Veteran Services

  • 22 Veteran Service Representatives (DVOPs)
  • 11 Business Service Staff (LVERs)
  • 2 Regional Supervisors
  • 1 Statewide Program Director

DWD WorkWeb Home Page

local veterans employers representative
Local Veterans Employers Representative

Work with Employers to help them create Veteran Hiring Initiatives

Participate in Business Management meetings with Local Partners/Employers

Submit information to staff regarding Veteran Friendly Employers and Openings at those Companies.

Facilitate Job Fairs

disabled veteran outreach program representatives
Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Representatives

Work one on one to help Veterans to find employment

Provide intensive service delivery, through case management to Veterans with employment barriers

Provide Veterans with service and information on developing resumes’, interview upgrades, and labor market information

so what does this mean to you
So . . . What does this Mean to You?
  • Money that your Company can save . . . and Make

On the Job Training

      • Assistance to defer the cost of training a new person in a new job
    • Veterans Non-Competitive Appointment
      • Wisconsin Civil Service Law provides for the non-competitive appointment of certain disabled Veterans with 30% or more Service Connected Disabilities to certain positions.

Veteran Employment Grant Program

Employers can receive a State Grant of up to $10,000 over four



Employers need to be registered to search for


Candidate SearchFeatures
  • Over 60,000 Available Résumés
  • RésuméSearch to Find your Next Veteran Employee
  • Search by Keyword, Occupation, Education Level,

Location and More

  • Easily Identify Veterans in your Search Results
  • You can Save your Search Criteria and Emails will

Automatically be sent to you With Résumés

that Match your Search Criteria

find the right candidate using
Find the RIGHT candidate using

The National Career Readiness Certificate

Improve your bottom line by identifying quality Veterans with necessary skill sets

Find better applicants by using the National Career Readiness Certificate and Veteran identification

Reduce hiring costs by reducing training time keeping turnover to a minimum and in doing that, improve the effectiveness of your training dollars

why hire veterans
Why Hire Veterans’?
  • 1) Battle-tested leadership skills
  • 2) Strong work ethic
  • 3) Accelerated learning curve
  • 4) A commitment to discipline and structure
  • 5) Teamwork
  • 6) Breadth of experience
  • 7) Ability to handle pressure
hiring veterans
Hiring Veterans
  • Toolkit for Employers
  • Step 1) Design a Strategy
  • Step 2) Welcome & Educate
  • Step 3) Actively Recruit
  • Step 4) Hire & Accommodate
  • Step 5) Proactively Retain
  • Step 6) Tools & Resources

veterans preference
Veterans’ Preference
  • By law, Veterans who are disabled or who served on active duty during certain specified periods are generally entitled to preference over non-Veterans both in Federal hiring practices and in retention during reductions in force.
what is veterans preference
What is Veterans’ Preference ?
  • In recognition of the sacrifices made by those serving in the Armed Forces, Congress enacted laws to prevent Veterans seeking Federal employment from being penalized because of time spent in the military service.
priority of service
Priority of Service
  • Priority of service requires that our Veterans receive priority throughout the full array of services provided through the Job Center System. The purpose is to provide to Veterans and spouses of certain Veterans for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services.
any questions
Any Questions ?
  • Thank You for attending …