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Hone job hunting skills & connect with employers through Veteran Employment Services events

Job fair and career resources events hosted in May by Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) West Texas District attracted over 1,300 attendees and “resulted in multiple application submissions and pending job interviews,” said Rodney Washington, TVC VES West Texas District Outreach Coordinator and Air Force veteran.

“My daughter obtained the information she needed regarding the hiring process (of the CBP) and has initiated it. The information shared by the resume presenter also really helped her get it together. ...

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Obstacles overcome, new career begun with help from Veterans Career Advisor & Employer Liaison

Army veteran Dyan Schiller recently overcame obstacles to employment and started on a new career in February 2022 as a Claims Representative Associate, with United Health Group.

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“I could not have done it without you both, I greatly appreciate all your advice, your guidance, your patience, direction, communication, updates, reminders, and going the extra mile,” Schiller said to the Texas Veterans ...

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Coastal Bend Employment Services adds a half dozen new employer contacts

The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) in the Coastal Bend area recently added six new employers to the companies VES works with to increase veteran hiring. Additionally, Coastal Bend VES reconnected with over a dozen other employers. Making contact with the new and reconnected companies was Coastal Bend VES Veterans Employer Liaison (VEL) and Army veteran James Wilson. He connected with the companies while preparing for and participating in the Hiring Red, White & You event held ...

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At Corpus Christi Veteran Stand Down, Claims filed on the spot

Claims were filed, hot lunches served, flu shots and haircuts were given and items for warmth and hygiene provided at the Corpus Christi Veterans Stand Down serving homeless veterans. Held November 12, 2021, the event was attended by 43 veterans and 20 community resource representatives participated, including the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Corpus Christi team. TVC Claims and Veteran Employment were on hand as well as the Nueces Veteran County Service Officer (VCSO) J.J. De La Cerda and local VA ...

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Reinventing self into new career

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When 67-year-old U.S. Army veteran Kurt Vogel, pictured at right, was laid off from a Human Resource position over a year ago, he decided to reinvent himself and seek a new career field. In doing so, Vogel activated his profile in the Work in Texas (WIT) system. That got him a letter of introduction from Air Force ...

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From self-doubt to self actualization & employment

Having earned her bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering, Navy veteran Joanna Ayala, pictured, was eager to put it to use; but, encountering difficulty securing employment. On April 2, 2021, she had an initial meeting with Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) and Army veteran Katasha Gray at Resource Connection in Fort Worth.

“Her barriers to employment made Ayala eligible for DVOP ...

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Confidential counseling & services offered by Vet Centers

Looking for services to help one’s well being in a subtle environment? Vet Centers offer social, mental and emotional wellness in a confidential manner at low profile locations. Additionally, the centers provide connectivity to many resources available in the community.

“The confidentiality is a big asset of Vet Centers,” said Mike Jaeger, Army veteran and Southwest District Manager for the Texas Veterans Commission’s Claims Department. The centers themselves are somewhat nondescript. “The centers are often located in office buildings or strip ...

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WWII Marine Corps woman veteran is a rare jewel

Ever talked with a WWII Marine Corps woman veteran? It’s a rare conversation opportunity.

WWII Marine Corps Veteran Marine Marilyn Richards Dow of Corpus Christi celebrated her 100th birthday in August 2021.

The honor of meeting Ms. Dow occurred for Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisors Durashia Frizzell (Navy veteran), Karen Casey (Army veteran), and Marlene Reifenberger (Army Veteran) while they were forming the Women Veterans of the Coastal Bend, a veterans support and service group. “She was our Honorary Attendee ...

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Texas shines nationally with Veteran Employment Services

The Disabled American Veterans’ (DAV) honored Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services’ Lee Ware as DAV’s 2021 Outstanding Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and Tremayne “Trey” Hubbard as DAV 2021 Outstanding Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist (DVOP). Both Ware and Hubbard were awarded at the DAV’s National and state level in their respective categories. The National awards were presented August 2, 2021 at the DAV National Convention in Tampa, Florida and state level awards were presented in June in Corpus ...

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