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Featured Veteran Stories
Michigan Works! and VES Staff Help Disabled Veteran Find Work
U.S. Air Force veteran James Roy had been working in the supply chain, delivery, and warehouse industry for many years before injuring his back. When he needed to find a job that was less physically demanding, he began his job search by visiting Upper Peninsula Michigan Works! in Marquette.
There, he met with Talent Specialist Shannon Boone who went above and beyond helping James get connected with Veterans' Career Advisor (VCA) Aaron Lindholm.
After determining James' eligibility, VCA Lindholm helped James update his resume and provided him with job search training. Using the VES guiding principles, VCA Lindholm worked with James to provide the best support and services to ensure his success.
Within a short period of time, James had submitted multiple applications and was invited to interview at Gordon Food Service.
James was officially hired in November by Gordon Food Service as Fresh Food Merchandiser working full time with a high pay rate.
Veterans in need of employment assistance should contact the nearest Michigan Works! One-Stop Service Center by calling 800-285-WORKS (9675), or visiting MichiganWorks.org. They should identify themselves as a veteran when they call.
More information about Veterans’ Employment Services is available at Michigan.gov/VES.