The head of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce says a new workforce initiative will help address the state’s labor shortage while supporting military members transitioning to civilian life.

“Members of the business community should know that this is a really transformative workforce initiative that connects them directly with members of the military and their families,” said Saul Newton, president and CEO of the chamber. “It helps employers meet their workforce needs and connect with some of the most talented, highly skilled, highly capable employees out there.”

The VetWorks Wisconsin program was announced yesterday by the chamber as well as the Milwaukee nonprofit Wisconsin Veterans Network and the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs. In an interview, Newton told the effort is designed to attract more military veterans to the state.

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