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Brothers Continue to Serve

[Source: INEDA, 05.17 | Keywords: Veterans] Ron and Roger Franzen, co-owners of Franzen Sales & Service Ltd. in Fort Atkinson, Iowa, have been members of the American Legion Unit 672 Huber Steffes for nearly 50 years. The brothers served in the Army during the Vietnam War – Ron in the military police and Roger in communications. Ron currently serves as the vice commander and finance officer of the Unit, which is 42 members strong. The group holds its meetings at the local fire station. Every year, the American Legion holds one major fundraiser in conjunction with the town’s annual Rendezvous… Read More »

Where Patriots Gather

[Source: INEDA, 05.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment, Veterans] The Waverly Area Veterans Post Veterans Center honors the veterans of yesterday, today and tomorrow. It recognizes and celebrates the sacrifice of those who served in past conflicts, those who serve today, and those whose service awaits them. These men and women and their families are ever mindful of the reality that freedom is not free. It is in this spirit that this very special home — a place “Where Patriots Gather” — was built. — WAVP Nearly nine years ago, the community of Waverly, Iowa was devastated when the Cedar… Read More »

Equipment Manufacturers Supporting Veterans

[Source: INEDA, 05.17 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment, Veterans] The equipment industry is full of people and businesses who give back to the community. Several ag, OPE and industrial equipment manufacturers currently direct their philanthropic efforts toward the men and women who have served our country. Following is a brief look at ten who went the extra mile to support our military veterans during the past year… Briggs & Stratton Briggs & Stratton provided financial donations and equipment for the Horicon Marsh Veterans Hunt, a program that assists veterans by getting them outside and involved in hunting. Every year, the… Read More »

What You Can and Can’t Ask a Veteran in a Job Interview

[Source: INEDA, 05.2017 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment, Veterans] If you’re interviewing veterans for a position, you want to learn about their skills but don’t want to risk breaking the law. Here’s a rundown of what you can and cannot ask. On Type of Discharge Don’t ask: What type of discharge did you receive from the military? Instead ask: Nothing about the type of discharge unless you work for Uncle Sam and are trying to determine the candidate’s eligibility for federal employment. On Current Military Status Don’t ask: Will you be deployed anytime soon? Instead ask: Nothing. Even if you can read… Read More »

Why Hire a Veteran?

Why Hire a Veteran?

[Source: INEDA, 05.2017 | Keywords: Human Resources, Employment, Veterans] Looking for a candidate who is not only educated but possesses natural leadership abilities, real world work experience, flexibility and decision making skills? Your perfect candidate may very well be within the transitioning ranks of our nation’s military service members. With the unemployment rate for young post-9/11 veterans at 2.6 times the national average and hundreds of thousands of service men and women expected to be discharged over the next few years, employers must start looking at and hiring the exceptional men and women in this growing talent pool. Research shows… Read More »