Workforce

Why Hire Veterans? It’s Good Business.

 

Veterans transitioning from the military and returning to civilian life face a daunting process of starting a second career. Employers recognize the value veterans bring to their workplace, and are actively seeking veteran talent to fill critical needs in their workforce. The Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce works with employers to assist them in developing veteran hiring initiatives, training their staff to interview and assess veteran applicants, and establishing procedures and programs to retain their best veteran employees.


Recruit & Retain Veterans

Whether you’re a small business or a Fortune 500 company, hiring veterans is an investment in your organization that will pay dividends. We help you recruit and retain the best veteran employees for your business.

Partnership with Bridge My Return 

Job-seeking veterans and employers to benefit from the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of commerce partnership with Bridge My Return (BMR)

Bridge My Return is a trusted, efficient military hiring platform that connects Veterans, Transitioning Military, Guard and Reserve Members to career opportunities with military- ready companies.  BMR’s proprietary technology includes a military skills translator, automatic resume-building functionality, and a skills-to-skills job-matching algorithm. The Company pairs its technology with consulting and training support to increase the organizational readiness of employers to recruit, develop and retain military talent.

Bridge My Return (BMR) is free to Veteran jobseekers; employers who are Chamber members are charged platform subscription fees or consulting fees on a preferred provider basis.

Employers can contact BMR for more information—and service members can register and create their BMR profile—by visiting www.bridgemyreturn.com

RESOURCES

We have assembled a directory of resources for employers and hiring professionals. Find the resources you need to recruit and retain the best veteran talent to your organization. 

EVENTS

Our Veterans in the Workforce events feature workshops and presentations from business leaders and experts.

Jobs Board

Find businesses and companies near you hiring veterans and their spouses on the Job Center of Wisconsin’s job board.

To Post or Search for Employment on Wisconsin Jobs for Vets Website

  • This website is a part of the WI Department of Workforce Development 
  • This website is free to use for veterans looking for employment 
  • This website is free for employers to post employment opportunities for veterans
  • Create an individual login - Quick 3-step process
  • Select if you are an Employer or Job Seeker
  • Employer- submit business information and an agent will connect with you to get you started with posting employment

To use the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Website


 Veterans Employee Roundtable Group (VERG)

VERG is dedicated to supporting veteran affinity groups through sharing best practices, networking, guidance and mentorship, and collaborative approaches to supporting veterans and employers in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Veterans in the Workforce Summit

The Wisconsin Veterans in the Workforce Summit, the largest single convening of veteran-friendly employers in Wisconsin, provides Wisconsin’s businesses with critical information on employing veterans or military family members. Human resources professionals, corporate veteran resource group members, and employers of every size will hear from industry experts and community leaders on how they can attract and retain military veteran employees. This half-day event will feature workshops, a luncheon featuring a keynote speaker, and panel discussion of leading veteran-friendly employers in Wisconsin.