|“We have more than a hundred veterans in our Fincantieri Marinette Marine shipyard, and the benefits are easily seen,” said Eric Dent, director of communication at Fincantieri Marine Group. “Veterans are typically mission-focused leaders who make great teammates and mentors. Many of our veterans consider their employment here building warships for the Navy as a way to continue serving and supporting the military.”
In 2021, Fincantieri Marinette Marine was awarded the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Employer of the Year Award for the company’s outstanding efforts to recruit veterans into the workforce.
The same year, DWD’s Jablonicky was awarded the American Legion and the Disabled American Veterans Local Veterans Employment Representative of the Year award for his efforts to promote veterans in the workforce.
From June 2021 to June 2022, DWD’s Office of Veteran Employment Services (OVES) has connected 804 veterans in Wisconsin to jobs. During that same timeframe OVES has provided job development assistance such as mock interviews, individualized assessment, career planning, referral to training, and job placement assistance to 3,800 veterans.
For more information, visit: the Office of Veteran Employment Services