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Veterans Treatment Court Seeks Volunteers

The Veterans Treatment Court of the 2nd Judicial District is looking for volunteer mentors to help their fellow veterans who are completing the court program. Volunteer mentors use their time and energy to help veterans with peer support and assist with finding resources such as housing, employment, job training, education, transportation, VA benefits, discharge status, […]

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State Veterans agency announces new grants for business training and technical assistance

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Dan Zimmerman announced today $400,000 in grants to non-profit organizations that provide entrepreneurship training, or technical, business or other assistance to veteran entrepreneurs to improve employment outcomes. “We are proud to support veterans who are choosing to invest in themselves to create businesses right here in Wisconsin,” said […]

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Stand Down event, Nov. 10, brings needed services to homeless Veterans

A Veterans Stand Down Event will be put on by Racine/Kenosha Veterans Services on Nov. 10 and Racine’s Lakefront YMCA. The event gives homeless Veterans the opportunity to come together for camaraderie, food, clothing, as well as medical, dental and other services. Veterans are provided access to community resources to rebuild their lives. At the […]

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UW-Parkside students chosen to participate in program for female veterans

The Military Family Research Institute at Purdue University awarded University of Wisconsin-Parkside students Chesney Fix and Anjuli Holmes with a scholarship to attend the 2018 Focus Forward Fellowship hosted at Purdue, West Lafayette, Ind. The Focus Forward Fellowship helps female veteran students build skills, leadership, and a sense of community with their peers. Fix and Holmes […]

Posted inEmployment, Wisconsin Jobs

Foxconn unveils campaign to hire 3,000 military veterans

With the first vertical construction recently taking place at what will become part of the Foxconn Technology Group’s massive Mount Pleasant facility, the Taiwanese electronics manufacturer is facing the reality of just exactly HOW it will hire the 13,000 workers it has promised to employ. Southeastern Wisconsin, along with much of the United States, is […]

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Badger ticket lottery for veterans opens August 1

Get ready to Jump Around! The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will give away free tickets to the Wisconsin Badger Salute to Veterans football game. Beginning on Aug. 1, at 10:00 a.m., veterans and service members can register to win two free tickets to the Wisconsin Badgers’ season opener versus Western Kentucky at Camp Randall […]

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Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Apply For Start up Program at Ward 4

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is seeking veteran entrepreneurs and business owners looking to take their startup or business to the next level. Command Post at Ward 4 Milwaukee is an innovative program offering veterans education, coaching, and co-working membership at no cost. The Command Post is a one-of-a-kind startup accelerator program offering veterans […]

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No-cost clinic offered for local veterans

Press Release from Racine County Executive Office The Racine County and Kenosha County Veterans Services offices, in partnership with Tabak Law LLC, are offering a no-cost Will Clinic for veterans and their spouses/domestic partners on Saturday, May 12, 2018. The clinic will be held at the Kenosha County Human Services building, 8600 Sheridan Road. Free […]

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Young Professional Veterans Invited To Apply For Leadership Program

The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce applications are open for the second cohort of the Veteran Young Professional Leadership Program. This program provides young professional veterans with the tools, knowledge, and support they need to become effective, visionary leaders in the community, further their careers, and successfully transition from the military to […]

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Listening Session for Vets Thursday

Rep. Tom Weatherston, R-Caledonia, and Secretary John Scocos from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs will host a listening session from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday in Caledonia at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Avenue. While the session is open to the public, a written statement Friday from Weatherston’s office stressed that this event was […]

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