Military spouses are assets to businesses and communities across Wisconsin. Their burden and sacrifice are often overlooked but are nevertheless essential to our military and national defense. Employers have an important role to play in supporting these military families and allowing their service member to focus on their mission — protecting and defending the United States.
The bipartisanHire Student Veterans Actseeks to make three important changes to the existing WOTC that will incentivize businesses to hire more student veterans, ultimately helping to move their careers forward.
Looking to fill spots for 2019's Command Post cohort. Through Command Post, veteran entrepreneurs receive one year of free membership to Ward 4, mentorship, business coaching, access to educational programming, and can attend exclusive networking and educational events hosted by the Veterans Chamber of Commerce at no cost.
The Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zone (MSEEZ) program is focused on combating the economic impact military spouse's unemployment and underemployment have on 21st century military families by facilitating collaboration between local and national employers, educational institutions and community resources. The program is a collaboration with multiple state agencies including the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
"Newton said Command Post will work in cooperation with existing resources like Bunker Labs and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Veteran Entrepreneurship program. Command Post is meant to serve veterans that are at the point of launching a business."
"When the Milwaukee Business Journal added this list to its 2017 editorial calendar we didn't know what kind of response it would generate. So with help from suggestions by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce we gathered names and asked the questions."