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State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) nationwide operate American Job Centers (AJCs) that provide employment and workforce information services in local communities. The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) provides funding to SWAs through Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG). Through these grants, states fund three positions in AJCs: Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists, Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER) staff, and consolidated DVOP/LVER staff positions. 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. With VETS approval, a full-time employee may perform both DVOP specialist and LVER staff duties in a consolidated position.

In Program Year (PY) 2019, DOL VETS implemented the performance indicators for direct services provided by JVSG staff to eligible veterans.

VETS tracks three participant outcome measures for the JVSG program.

  • Employment Rate (ER) – 2nd Quarter After Exit - the percentage of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program.
  • Employment Rate (ER) - 4th Quarter After Exit - the percentage of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the fourth quarter after exit from the program.
  • Median Earnings (ME) - 2nd Quarter After Exit - the median earnings of participants who are in unsubsidized employment during the second quarter after exit from the program.

The table below shows the state-by-state goals and outcomes for each of these measures for PY 2019 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). VETS is currently gathering the required data for the statistical adjustment model in order to align JVSG performance goal negotiations with those outlined in WIOA. Therefore, a goal-setting process has been established to collect data until targets can be negotiated.

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

State

ER -
2nd Qtr
After Exit
Goal

ER -
2nd Qtr

After Exit1
Outcome

ER -
4th Qtr
After Exit
Goal

ER -
4th Qtr
After Exit1
Outcome

ME -
2nd Qtr
After Exit
Goal

ME -
2nd Qtr
After Exit1
Outcome

Alabama

57%

55%

60%

52%

$5,077

$4,279

Alaska

54%

50%

49%

53%

$6,759

$7,159

Arizona

63%

59%

58%

52%

$5,900

$6,703

Arkansas

63%

59%

63%

60%

$5,471

$6,285

California

54%

52%

52%

50%

$6,500

$7,950

Colorado

60%

56%

59%

57%

$6,250

$7,139

Connecticut

51%

50%

48%

49%

$6,900

$6,930

Delaware

61%

55%

54%

58%

$6,000

$9,135

District Of Columbia

53%

47%

56%

49%

$5,200

$6,728

Florida

48%

56%

51%

52%

$5,550

$6,107

Georgia

56%

58%

54%

59%

$5,400

$5,651

Hawaii

38%

50%

38%

53%

$5,200

$6,441

Idaho

64%

63%

62%

64%

$6,500

$5,308

Illinois

53%

62%

54%

58%

$5,600

$7,534

Indiana

66%

68%

65%

65%

$6,111

$6,747

Iowa

60%

65%

45%

64%

$6,200

$7,774

Kansas

47%

57%

58%

51%

$5,939

$6,815

Kentucky

65%

58%

63%

56%

$6,221

$6,398

Louisiana

44%

58%

42%

56%

$5,038

$5,669

Maine

52%

62%

57%

57%

$6,110

$5,905

Maryland

55%

55%

52%

56%

$6,800

$6,680

Massachusetts

56%

55%

56%

55%

$7,000

$8,363

Michigan

53%

59%

55%

57%

$5,675

$6,193

Minnesota

63%

67%

62%

61%

$7,401

$8,034

Mississippi

60%

56%

54%

58%

$4,600

$5,200

Missouri

58%

60%

56%

59%

$5,500

$6,443

Montana

52%

55%

50%

49%

$5,614

$6,475

Nebraska

57%

63%

57%

59%

$5,100

$6,485

Nevada

61%

62%

59%

59%

$5,600

$5,691

New Hampshire

56%

56%

55%

56%

$6,041

$6,955

New Jersey

47%

53%

47%

51%

$4,765

$5,943

New Mexico

54%

46%

45%

44%

$6,153

$5,231

New York

50%

56%

50%

56%

$5,879

$6,865

North Carolina

53%

59%

54%

55%

$4,900

$5,825

North Dakota

63%

60%

63%

59%

$7,500

$8,471

Ohio

55%

66%

54%

60%

$6,342

$7,145

Oklahoma

63%

50%

58%

51%

$6,210

$6,230

Oregon

52%

53%

49%

54%

$6,400

$6,391

Pennsylvania

57%

64%

57%

58%

$5,900

$6,413

Rhode Island

64%

64%

59%

64%

$6,500

$8,502

South Carolina

53%

54%

54%

53%

$5,160

$5,791

South Dakota

52%

61%

53%

59%

$4,365

$6,628

Tennessee

58%

56%

55%

56%

$5,173

$6,201

Texas

59%

59%

57%

59%

$6,500

$7,399

Utah

61%

60%

64%

61%

$6,700

$7,692

Vermont

59%

63%

53%

45%

$5,000

$5,595

Virgin Islands

33%

50%

25%

25%

$6,500

$8429

Virginia

56%

60%

54%

58%

$5134

$6,924

Washington

58%

57%

57%

56%

$6,800

$8,344

West Virginia

50%

62%

53%

56%

$4,547

$6,666

Wisconsin

64%

55%

63%

62%

$6,200

$7,788

Wyoming

58%

57%

58%

50%

$5,900

$5,784

1Source: Workforce Integrated Performance System (WIPS), PY19 JVSG report, as of 06.30.2020