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Veterans’ Program Staff Training Roles, Responsibilities & Programs. Objectives. Awareness of the Veterans’ Program Mission Comprehension of Veterans’ Staff Roles & Responsibilities
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To promote and maximize the employment of Florida's veterans, especially veterans with barriers
to employment, utilizing the complete menu of One-Stop Career Center resources.
Jobs for Vets State Grant
Outreach to Employers
Training & Employment
Services for Veterans
Outreach to Veterans
Full Range of Employment &
Training Services to Veterans
*One-Stop Career Centers*
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) staff focus on providing intensive services to veterans with priority to Special Disabled, Disabled veterans and other eligible veterans.
DVOP staff will facilitate services to veterans with barriers to employment and with special workforce needs through case management.
To prepare disabled veterans for employment, match them with support services and reduce or eliminate barriers to employment DVOPs provide:
Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) will ensure that veterans are provided the full range of priority workforce services in the One-Stop Career Center, providing functional oversight over the Veteran's Program.
LVERs also serve as advocates for employment and training opportunities with businesses, industries and community organizations.
LVERs will accomplish their mission of supporting veterans’ and employer’s employment goals in the following ways:
Commerce, Economic Development Units, etc.
TAP: Assists separating military members and their spouses in their transition to civilian society, at 12 TAP sites in Florida.
Note: Facilitators must be certified through NVTI
With the expected return of Soldiers, Sailors and National Guard members from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as an increase in Military draw downs for all services (BRAC planned in 2013 & 2015),
New initiatives have been established both at the National and State levels to promote the continued employment of our Veterans
VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, enacted 21 NOV 2011, provides an expanded Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) to businesses (including non-profits) that hire eligible unemployed veterans.
DEO CommuniquéThe Vow to Hire Act 2011–WOTC Benefit for Hiring Veterans
On 9 FEB The IRS released guidance and forms for employers to use when claiming the newly-expanded tax credit for hiring veterans.
For more information, including how to claim the credit refer to: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/article/0,,id=253949,00.html
Shawn Forehand Paul Furbush
State Veterans’ Program Coordinator Asst. Veterans’ Program Coordinator
Phone:(850) 245- 7424 /Fax: (850) 921-3495 Phone:(850) 921-3867
DEO Veterans’ Workforce program Resources
DOL Vets Veterans Program Letters
DVOP/LVER Assistance | Laws, Rules & Regulations
An equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this document may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711.