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Scott Walker, Governor
Raymond Allen, Secretary

Department of Workforce Development
Secretary's Office

201 E. Washington Avenue
P.O. Box 7946
Madison, WI 53707-7946
Telephone: (608) 266-3131
Fax: (608) 266-1784
Email: sec@dwd.wisconsin.gov

Friday, June 2, 2017
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DWD Secretary Highlights Wisconsin's Efforts to Assist Veterans at Disabled American Veterans Conference

GREEN BAY – Today, Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen highlighted Wisconsin's efforts to help veterans find employment at the 89th Annual State Convention of the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) in Green Bay. At the Convention, based on the recommendation of DWD's Office of Veteran Services, DAV's Employment Committee is presenting a DAV Employer Award to Hormel Foods Corporation of Beloit for the company's noteworthy activity in veteran recruitment and hiring, retention and overall community involvement supporting veterans.

"Under Governor Walker, Wisconsin has made it a top priority to assist veterans looking for employment," Secretary Allen said. "We know that Wisconsin employers understand the value that veterans bring to the workforce and many businesses, like Hormel, actively recruit veteran applicants for their work ethic and skills."

Some of Wisconsin's efforts to help veterans find employment include:

For more information on DWD's Office of Veteran Services, visit https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/veterans/