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.
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.
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
(CP): These positions perform the role of both DVOP and LVER.