Employment

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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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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Over 1,290 veterans find jobs with TVC Employment Services

Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Employment Services provided individualized career services to 2,369 veterans from July 2020 – June 2021. Of that, 1,294 found employment. Overall, throughout Texas, TVC’s Employment Services served 18,290 veterans in its past program year. This included job fairs, training and networking events.

“TVC’s Employment Services team plays a key role in getting Texas veterans and their family members employed, which in turn, strengthens the overall economy in Texas,” said Texas Veterans Commissioner and Air Force veteran Kimberlee ...

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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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Congratulations American Legion Veteran Employment Service Award winners

The American Legion 2020 Employer of Veterans Award winners included Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Veteran Employer Liaison (VEL) Lee Ware and Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) Coach Trey Hubbard.

Ware earned awards at the state and national level. The 2020 American Legion National Employer Awards recognized him with its LVER (Local Veteran Employer Representative) of the Year award and Ware also earned the American Legion, Department of Texas, LVER of the Year award. Ware is a VEL with TVC Employment Services North ...

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Matching skills to civilian jobs

Marine Corp veteran Sara Brogan served as an Airframe Mechanic. Army veteran Christin Schleker’s military background consisted of medical logistics. Both had barriers to employment. Here’s how each overcame those barriers.

Brogan responded to a general outreach to new veterans registered in Workintexas.com in January 2021. This outreach was initiated by Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) Rural Veteran Career Advisor (RVCA) Pam Hardin who works from the Greenville, Texas Workforce Solutions office. Hardin’s initial assessment determined that Brogan was eligible for Individualized ...

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