© 2022 Michigan State University Board of Trustees
Public Media from Michigan State University
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Economy

New program links MI employers with veterans

Justin Mendoza photo
Courtesy photo
/
Quicken Loans
Justin Mendoza is a team leader with the Quicken Loans Veteran Hiring Program.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency is working with employers and other organizations, including some that often compete with each other, to help veterans find jobs. We talk with David Dunckel, an employment analyst with the MVAA, and Justin Mendoza of Quicken Loans about the Why Michigan? Talent Attraction Team.

The Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA) was created by Gov. Snyder in 2013 with a goal of improving state services for veterans. Along with health care, education and quality of life, the agency also seeks to improve the employment climate for Michigan veterans.

One of the agency’s newest employment programs is called the Why Michigan? Talent Attraction Team. They work with other state agencies and private employers to visit active duty transition points, where they can make early inroads into attracting men and women here just as they are leaving military service.

Current State speaks with David Dunckel, Senior Strategy Analyst for Employment for the MVAA, and Justin Mendoza, a team leader with the Quicken Loans Veteran Hiring Program.

Related Content
News from WKAR will never be behind a paywall. Ever. We need your help to keep our coverage free for everyone. Please consider supporting the news you rely on with a donation today. You can support our journalism for as little as $5. Every contribution, no matter the size, propels our vital coverage. Thank you.