Employment

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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In El Paso, Employment’s Parrot volunteers in an advisory role with City

When Don Parrot saw an opening on the City of El Paso’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, he saw it as an opportunity to collaborate on a larger scale to improve services for veterans.

“By serving in the community, TVC staff can have their finger on the pulse, of what is going on and what needs to happen,” said Parrot. “The committee provides me with insight into the issues that veterans face and there is so much knowledge on the committee. As ...

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Join the Job Club

“Job clubs are very different from our workshops. It’s very informal. We invite veterans that are in the job seeking arena,” said Jonathan Boubel, Veteran Career Advisor of the Texas Veterans Commission. “We just have an open dialogue that is not scripted. It’s extremely informal we just talk about some of the things that are working for us and some of the things that are not working . . . what makes us more marketable.”

The Veterans Monthly Online Job Club ...

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Her dream is on her career path with help from Veteran Career Advisor

After Gulf War Army veteran Lenora Holmes’ new job fell through, she found herself unemployed and depleting her savings. In her previous job as a VA social worker in North Texas, she had directed veterans to the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) for employment assistance. Holmes decided to do so herself. She met with TVC Veteran Career Advisor (VCA) Bobby Lee officed in McKinney.

“In true Bobby Lee fashion, he offered her some snacks, a box of tissue, and assisted in developing ...

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Overcoming injuries & obstacles to employment

Veteran Johnathan Igou served just over 4 years in the Air Force. During that time, he was injured during a combat tour in Afghanistan, sustaining injuries from an I.E.D. (Improvised Explosive Device), and a Tracer Round. Igou, pictured below, was medically boarded and while in the VA hospital was referred to the VA’s Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. In 2016, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of North Texas(UNT) in Denton.

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LinkedIn MilCity provides casual career meet up group

Looking for a place to share experiences, to get and give career tips in an easy-going environment? Try LinkedIn MilCity.

LinkedIn MilCity describes itself as “A Military Community Career Centered Meet Up & Networking Group. Powered by the people – for the people. These are free events and not affiliated to any organization… which means this is a relaxed environment where it has no attachments to any company/companies. Active Duty, Veterans, Mil/Vet Spouses, Employers, Recruiters, HR, Hiring Managers, Non Profits, Mentors ...

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Hiring Red, White & You statewide job fair on November 5, prepare with workshops

The statewide Hiring Red, White & You job fair is scheduled for November 5, 2020 with multiple events being held through virtual platforms. By holding multiple, virtual job fairs across the state, Texas employers can more easily connect to highly qualified veteran job seekers.

Be prepared for this hiring event and the virtual environment by attending pre-event workshops

“The Texas Workforce Commission and The Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) prepare veterans for the job fair by assisting them with applications, resumes, and interviewing techniques.  ...

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First statewide American Legion career fair a model for success

The American Legion, Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) partnered to present a statewide, virtual career fair on September 15, 2020. The event turned out bigger than expected, featuring more than 220 companies and attracting approximately 780 job seekers.

“It was recognized at American Legion national level and has become model for American Legions in other states. Other states are now contacting our American Legion about how we produced and promoted the event,” said Jim Martin, TVC Veterans ...

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Chairwoman Koerner meets with Joint Base San Antonio Transition Alliance

The Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Transition Alliance is a network of organizations that assist the transition of service members from active duty. Representing the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) at the JBSA Transition Alliance’s meeting on August 18, 2020 was TVC Chairwoman and Navy veteran Laura Koerner. At the meeting, Koerner noted the highly competitive job market and encouraged that veterans should be connected with TVC Employment Services to hone job searching skills and to connect with employers. Additionally, ...

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