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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. DVOP specialists provide intensives services to veterans and eligible spouses, designed to facilitate participants' transition into meaningful civilian employment. LVER staff perform 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.

Below are the state-by-state negotiated targets for each of these measures for Program Year (PY) 2013 (July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014). PY 2013 end-of-year results will be posted once they are available.

Program Year (PY) 2013 JVSG Negotiated Performance Measure Targets, by State

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

State

Entered
Employment Rate
Target

Employment
Retention Rate Target

Six-Month Average
Earnings Target

Alabama

64%

80%

$15,000

Alaska

65%

77%

$19,000

Arizona

49%

77%

$16,662

Arkansas

67%

81%

$13,400

California

42%

75%

$18,000

Colorado

54%

73%

$16,500

Connecticut

49%

76%

$16,500

Delaware

55%

75%

$14,000

District of Columbia

61%

79%

$18,500

Florida

53%

80%

$15,330

Georgia

54%

80%

$14,900

Hawaii

45%

79%

$16,000

Idaho

59%

77%

$14,500

Illinois

52%

79%

$16,650

Indiana

56%

81%

$14,750

Iowa

59%

78%

$13,957

Kansas

71%

82%

$13,700

Kentucky

55%

80%

$16,000

Louisiana

63%

79%

$17,000

Maine

58%

78%

$13,250

Maryland

60%

84%

$20,400

Massachusetts

60%

79%

$19,000

Michigan

57%

82%

$15,000

Minnesota

81%

70%

$17,000

Mississippi

51%

75%

$12,251

Missouri

61%

77%

$13,750

Montana

64%

82%

$17,800

Nebraska

72%

81%

$13,600

Nevada

50%

78%

$16,092

New Hampshire

62%

83%

$15,700

New Jersey

45%

75%

$16,600

New Mexico

50%

74%

$15,991

New York

51%

78%

$15,900

North Carolina

55%

74%

$13,500

North Dakota

70%

80%

$17,000

Ohio

48%

73%

$17,000

Oklahoma

73%

82%

$14,500

Oregon

54%

79%

$15,000

Pennsylvania

57%

77%

$15,000

Puerto Rico

28%

60%

$9,500

Rhode Island

62%

83%

$16,000

South Carolina

60%

80%

$14,500

South Dakota

63%

82%

$12,700

Tennessee

58%

81%

$14,250

Texas

64%

82%

$17,000

Utah

56%

75%

$17,000

Vermont

61%

81%

$15,200

Virgin Islands

35%

72%

$17,000

Virginia

70%

84%

$18,603

Washington

57%

75%

$16,700

West Virginia

54%

81%

$15,000

Wisconsin

65%

83%

$14,750

Wyoming

64%

82%

$19,000

Source:  PY 2013 State Negotiations