Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) staff, through outreach with employers, develop increased hiring opportunities within the local workforce by raising the awareness of employers of the availability and the benefit of hiring veterans.
To meet the specific needs of veterans, particularly veterans with barriers to employment, the Arkansas Department of Workforce Services utilizes DVOP and LVER staff who are thoroughly familiar with the full range of job development services and training programs available at the State Workforce Agency One-Stop Career Centers, Department of Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program locations.
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists
DVOP specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis directed toward serving those who are economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans and veterans with barriers to employment. DVOP specialists are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment, which may include but should not be limited to: outplacement in Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offices, DVA Medical Centers, routine site visits to Veterans Service Organization meetings, Native American Trust Territories, Military installations and other areas of known concentrations of veterans or transitioning service members. The case management approach, taught by the National Veterans’ Training Institute, is generally accepted as the method to use when providing vocational guidance or related services to eligible veterans identified as needing intensive services.
Local Veterans Employment Representatives
Local Veterans Employment Representatives conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans to gain and retain employment. LVER staff conduct seminars for employers and job search workshops for veterans seeking employment and facilitate priority of service in regard to employment, training and placement services furnished to veterans by all staff of the employment service delivery system.
For questions regarding services to veterans, contact your nearest Arkansas Workforce Center and identify yourself as a veteran.
County Veterans Service Office
Use the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs to locate the service officer in your county.
Job Information Hotlines
The Job Information Hotlines listing contains the phone numbers for many of the largest employers in the state of Arkansas.
Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is available to assist veterans in obtaining the benefits they have rightfully earned. The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs feels privileged to serve the men and women who have so ably served our country in times of war and peace.
Their goal is to provide up-to-date and useful information for veterans and their families on their rights and benefits, including information on the Arkansas veterans homes, the state cemetery system, county offices and links to other federal and state resources.
Websites for Veterans
The Websites for Veterans page has a list of sites that can be of assistance to veterans looking for employment opportunities, educational opportunities, veteran services or the latest veterans news.
U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is available to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st-century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities by protecting their employment rights and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.