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State Workforce Agencies nationwide operate American Job Centers that provide employment and workforce information services in local communities. The Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides funding to State Workforce Agencies through the Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program. Through these grants, states fund two positions in American Job Centers: Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER). DVOP specialists provide intensive services to veterans and eligible spouses, designed to facilitate participants' transition into meaningful civilian employment. LVER staff performs outreach to local businesses and employers to advocate for the hiring of veterans.

VETS tracks three participant outcome measures for the JVSG program.

  • Entered Employment Rate (EER) - the percent of participants who are employed in the first quarter after exiting the program.
  • Employment Retention Rate (ERR) - the percent of those entering employment who also are employed in the first and second quarters after entering employment.
  • Six Month Average Earnings (AE) - the average of six month wages paid to program participants who entered employment and who are still employed in the second and third quarters following the quarter in which they exited the program.

The table below is the state-by-state negotiated targets and outcomes for each of these measures for Program Year (PY) 2014 (July 1, 2014-June 30, 2015).

Program Year (PY) 2014 JVSG Negotiated Performance Measure Targets1 and Outcomes, by State 2

Employment Outcomes of Veterans and Eligible Spouses Served by Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists

State

EER Target

EER Outcome

ERR Target

ERR Outcome

Six-Month AE Target

Six-Month AE Outcome

Alabama

64%

56%

80%

80%

$15,000

$15,524

Alaska

65%

48%

77%

74%

$19,000

$19,754

Arizona

53%

58%

79%

78%

$16,662

$14,824

Arkansas

65%

56%

84%

76%

$14,200

$12,541

California

50%

59%

75%

78%

$18,500

$17,591

Colorado

53%

59%

71%

78%

$14,200

$19,369

Connecticut

51%

50%

78%

77%

$16,750

$17,863

Delaware

55%

66%

76%

90%

$14,000

$16,419

District of Columbia

61%

42%

79%

73%

$20,000

$18,931

Florida

55%

56%

80%

84%

$15,000

$15,122

Georgia

54%

52%

75%

80%

$14,900

$14,390

Hawaii

47%

53%

79%

76%

$16,000

$15,209

Idaho

64%

61%

75%

83%

$15,000

$15,463

Illinois

53%

49%

79%

82%

$16,650

$16,540

Indiana

65%

60%

79%

87%

$14,350

$15,161

Iowa

67%

61%

81%

83%

$14,250

$14,975

Kansas

78%

65%

86%

81%

$13,750

$13,752

Kentucky

56%

56%

81%

79%

$16,600

$15,442

Louisiana

66%

59%

81%

80%

$17,000

$16,813

Maine

60%

61%

78%

81%

$12,750

$13,464

Maryland

57%

56%

83%

82%

$19,400

$18,264

Massachusetts

60%

55%

79%

80%

$19,000

$18,046

Michigan

62%

53%

84%

82%

$14,750

$15,453

Minnesota

85%

65%

72%

85%

$16,750

$15,327

Mississippi

51%

56%

80%

81%

$12,500

$13,482

Missouri

50%

51%

77%

74%

$13,528

$12,469

Montana

65%

57%

84%

80%

$18,100

$18,007

Nebraska

73%

61%

81%

85%

$14,000

$14,742

Nevada

52%

57%

78%

80%

$14,500

$15,605

New Hampshire

66%

54%

83%

83%

$15,900

$15,145

New Jersey

48%

51%

77%

79%

$16,700

$17,157

New Mexico

51%

53%

75%

77%

$15,000

$15,187

New York

50%

53%

78%

79%

$15,900

$17,915

North Carolina

55%

57%

75%

82%

$13,500

$13,115

North Dakota

76%

69%

81%

84%

$17,500

$19,602

Ohio

74%

70%

81%

82%

$18,000

$18,074

Oklahoma

75%

59%

83%

81%

$14,650

$15,260

Oregon

54%

51%

80%

79%

$15,500

$15,142

Pennsylvania

59%

59%

79%

85%

$15,250

$16,594

Puerto Rico

28%

22%

60%

59%

$9,500

$11,302

Rhode Island

56%

52%

85%

78%

$15,126

$16,528

South Carolina

60%

64%

82%

83%

$14,500

$14,503

South Dakota

65%

65%

83%

83%

$13,500

$14,124

Tennessee

60%

61%

81%

83%

$14,606

$15,188

Texas

66%

64%

83%

82%

$17,800

$19,380

Utah

58%

62%

81%

86%

$17,500

$23,063

Vermont

72%

60%

83%

84%

$16,100

$16,342

Virgin Islands

35%

37%

70%

70%

$17,000

$19,376

Virginia

68%

61%

84%

84%

$17,000

$16,970

Washington

58%

58%

78%

81%

$16,700

$16,701

West Virginia

57%

54%

79%

79%

$14,000

$13,764

Wisconsin

66%

62%

84%

84%

$15,000

$15,951

Wyoming

69%

66%

83%

78%

$18,500

$16,919

1Source: Agreed-upon targets established through negotiations between VETS and State Workforce Agencies.
2 Source: Labor Exchange Reporting System (LERS), PY 2014 VETS 200A report, as of 6-30-2015 and PY 2014 ETA-9132 report, as of 6-30-15 for WISRP states (PA, TX, UT).


The table below is the state-by-state negotiated targets for each of the measures stated previously for PY 2015 (July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016).

Program Year (PY) 2015 JVSG Negotiated Performance Measure Targets and Outcomes, by State 3

Employment Outcomes of Veterans and Eligible Spouses Served by Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists

State

EER Target

ERR Target

Six-Month AE Target

Alabama

64%

80%

$15,000

Alaska

65%

77%

$19,000

Arizona

53%

79%

$16,662

Arkansas

66%

84%

$14,200

California

60%

78%

$18,500

Colorado

53%

71%

$14,200

Connecticut

51%

78%

$16,750

Delaware

58%

80%

$14,700

District of Columbia

61%

79%

$20,000

Florida

55%

80%

$14,250

Georgia

54%

75%

$14,900

Hawaii

47%

79%

$16,000

Idaho

64%

75%

$15,000

Illinois

53%

79%

$16,650

Indiana

65%

79%

$14,350

Iowa

67%

81%

$14,250

Kansas

78%

86%

$13,750

Kentucky

56%

81%

$16,600

Louisiana

66%

81%

$17,000

Maine

60%

78%

$12,750

Maryland

60%

83%

$19,400

Massachusetts

60%

79%

$19,000

Michigan

62%

83%

$14,750

Minnesota

83%

84%

$15,500

Mississippi

55%

80%

$12,750

Missouri

50%

77%

$13,528

Montana

65%

84%

$18,100

Nebraska

73%

81%

$14,000

Nevada

52%

78%

$14,500

New Hampshire

66%

83%

$15,900

New Jersey

50%

77%

$16,700

New Mexico

51%

75%

$15,000

New York

50%

78%

$15,900

North Carolina

55%

75%

$13,500

North Dakota

76%

81%

$18,000

Ohio

74%

81%

$17,500

Oklahoma

75%

83%

$14,650

Oregon

54%

80%

$15,500

Pennsylvania

59%

79%

$15,250

Puerto Rico

28%

60%

$9,500

Rhode Island

56%

85%

$15,126

South Carolina

60%

82%

$14,500

South Dakota

65%

83%

$13,750

Tennessee

60%

81%

$14,606

Texas

66%

83%

$17,800

Utah

58%

81%

$17,500

Vermont

72%

83%

$16,100

Virgin Islands

35%

70%

$17,000

Virginia

68%

84%

$17,000

Washington

58%

78%

$16,700

West Virginia

58%

77%

$13,600

Wisconsin

66%

84%

$15,000

Wyoming

69%

83%

$18,500

3Source: Agreed-upon targets established through negotiations between VETS and State Workforce Agencies.