In addition to all WorkSource Oregon (WSO) staff being Veteran Representatives, the Oregon Employment Department operates three specialized programs throughout Oregon to assist veterans, eligible persons, and businesses to connect with one another. Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP):
DVOP specialists are professionally trained to provide exclusive services to meet the employment and training needs of special-disabled veterans, disabled veterans, veterans, and eligible persons. DVOP specialist are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program awareness and participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment. DVOP specialists provide that customized one-on-one employment service that can include assessments, employment plans, career guidance, referral to supportive services (housing, trainings, connection to job openings, and more). Your WSO Veteran Representative will refer eligible job seekers to the DVOP for additional customized services.Local Veterans’ Employment Representative (LVER):
Professionally trained LVERs conduct outreach to the business community 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. LVERs seek out job developments for veterans and eligible persons using their established networks. LVERs 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 WorkSource centers. Consolidated Positions (CP):
These positions perform the role of both DVOP and LVER.
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