Minnesota Veteran - July

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Desk of the Commissioner - July

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Summer in Minnesota. Many of you are probably enjoying some vacation time, fishing, relaxing at a lake cabin, camping and spending time with family.

While vacations are wonderful breaks, meaningful employment is important to our quality of life, especially for Minnesota Veterans who may need support transitioning from active duty in the military to a civilian career.

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Governor Walz Declares End to Veteran Homelessness in Southeast Minnesota

On Thursday, July 18, Governor Tim Walz joined the River Valleys Continuum of Care (CoC) to announce the effective end of Veteran homelessness in Southeast Minnesota, as determined by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This makes the River Valleys CoC the fifth of ten jurisdictions in the state of Minnesota to do so.

“I am incredibly proud that Minnesota is on the way to becoming the fourth state in the country to eliminate Veterans homelessness,” said Governor Tim Walz.“Our Veterans and their families face unique challenges that sometimes last long after their service is done. Because of the work of River Valleys Continuum of Care and other advocates in Minnesota, we have systems in place to address those underlying challenges and ensure our Veterans have a place to call home.”


Veterans Career Fair

Minnesota Veterans Employment Services invites all Veterans, active military members, and their spouses to this 13th annual event Wednesday, July 24, 2019. Over 100 employers will be on-site. In addition, the event will include providers who offer services for Veterans.

This no-cost event for job seekers brings together:

  • Employers, who can provide company information, speak with you about current job openings and interview you for open positions on site.
  • Service providers who can assist with your employment-related needs, as well as provide information and referrals to non-work related services for Veterans.
  • Resource area staffed by HR professionals to assist with resume critique and job search advice.
  • Professional photographer available to take pictures for LinkedIn profile.

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Minnesota Military Radio

Minnesota Military Radio is a weekly public affairs program focusing on the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, the Minnesota National Guard and the Beyond the Yellow Ribbon program. Vietnam Veteran and volunteer host Tom Lyons is driven to make a difference for today's service members, Veterans and their families. Minnesota Military Radio is about telling the stories of those currently serving, those who've served and the families and communities who have supported them.

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