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Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce Veterans in Workforce Summit September 27, 2019

Construction Business Group’s Mindy Mulryan and Operating Engineer’s Leroy Miller attended Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce’s Veterans in the Workforce Summit at the Baird Conference Center in Milwaukee on Friday, September 27th.  Attendees heard from Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman and Division Administrator of Department of Veterans Affairs Donald Placidi. 

Keynote speaker Bill Ball, CEO of Grunau, spoke on the efforts of his company and their parent company, API Group, to not only recruit and hire veterans and spouses but to also support them after the hiring process.  API Group has established a rotation program for vets which introduces them to the various aspects of the construction industry while also drawing on the valuable leadership skills that vets bring to the organizations. 

The summit wrapped up with a question and answer panel in which attendees heard from representatives from Froedtert, Associated Bank, Cargill, and American Family Insurance. Panelists spoke about the leadership traits that our vets bring to the workforce in all industries -from banks to manufacturing to construction to hospitals – the message was the same, our vets have the essential skills that businesses are looking for in employees. These essential skills are transferrable skills in leadership and collaboration. 

For more information on the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, please visit: https://wiveteranschamber.org/

For more information on how Construction Business Group and Operating Engineers are supporting veterans in the construction trades, please visit: https://www.buildingwisconsintogether.com/building-careers/for-veterans/

Buchko & Other Women in Construction Honored by Daily Reporter

On Thursday, nearly 230 construction professionals attended The Daily Reporter’s inaugural Women in the Construction event at Marcus Performing Arts Center in downtown Milwaukee. The event was meant not only to honor women’s accomplishments in the industry but to encourage more women to consider construction as a career option

Source: Daily Reporter honors Women in Construction

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