DES operates two programs throughout Arizona to assist veterans in finding employment:
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP): DVOP specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of special disabled veterans, disabled veterans, veterans and eligible persons. DVOP specialist are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment.
Intensive Services provided by DVOP specialists include: assessments, employment plans, career guidance, referral to supportive services and training, connection to job openings.
Local Veteran Employment Representative (LVER): LVER staff 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 offices.