Employment

Veteran employment success overcomes barrier of homelessness

Navy veteran Belinda Wright, after honorably transitioning in May 2022, became unemployed, homeless and with little savings for her and her child. She met TVC Employment Services Veterans Career Advisor (VCA) and Army veteran Beverly “Bev” Davis at the Workforce Solutions Center in Irving in August. Davis immediately connected Wright with needed support services to find housing and alleviate her immediate financial burdens. Davis found that Wright’s Navy experience matched construction industry project management. Together, they began tailoring a resume ...

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Veteran leverages his experience & overcomes Service Connected Disability to find employment

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Bernard Noel’s 14-year Navy career provided him extensive experience in the field of Safety and Service Operations. However, being economically disadvantaged and having a service connected disability were barriers to his employment. Noel, pictured, met Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) and Army veteran Bobby Lee Williams at his Workforce ...

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U.S. Secretary of Labor Walsh meets with Texas Veterans Commission Employment Services

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin “Marty” Walsh visited the American GI Forum-National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) https://www.agif-nvop.org/ in San Antonio on August 30, 2022. Meeting with Secretary Walsh in a roundtable discussion were members of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employment Services (VES) South District team. “At the roundtable, TVC VES staff showcased the partnerships in Military City USA (San Antonio), the relationships with DOL (Department of Labor) programs, and service delivery to veterans in the area,” said ...

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Employment Strategy Session held with new Bexar County Military and Veterans Service Center Director

A new Bexar County Military and Veterans Service Center Director is scheduled to come onboard in September 2022. LTC Keith Wilson is slated for the directorship upon his retirement from U.S. Army Soldier for Life, Regional Director for South U.S., Northeast U.S. and Europe. In preparation for his new role, a veteran employment strategy session introduced Wilson to area employment partners at the federal, state and city levels; as well as private enterprise and nonprofits serving veterans.

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American Legion Employment Awards honor Texas Veterans Commission’s Katie Baillio & Christopher Garza

Veterans Employer Liaison (VEL) Christopher Garza and Rural Veteran Career Advisor (RVCA) Katie Baillio were awarded by the American Legion, Department of Texas for their outstanding effectiveness in getting veterans into jobs. Both are members of the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veterans Employment Services team. The awards were presented at the American Legion state convention in July.

Garza earned the American Legion’s LVER (Local Veterans’ Employment Representative) of the Year award. In his duties as a TVC VEL, Garza promotes the ...

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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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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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