The Local JobNetworkTM (LJN) received the following question in its online forum Ask the Experts. LJN thought it was worth sharing the question and answer with all of you as there appears to be some confusion regarding the listing requirement in the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act (VEVRAA).

Question:

I attended a legal update on Affirmative Action, and the speaker made a distinction between “listing” and “posting” jobs with the state job banks and/or employment service delivery systems. The speaker said the [VEVRAA] requirement is to “list” jobs. I am wondering what the distinction is and does the Local JobNetwork™ meet the “listing” requirement?

Answer:

Yes, the Local JobNetworkTM meets the listing requirement.

The purpose of VEVRAA is to give priority referral to protected veterans regarding job vacancies by listing employment openings with the appropriate state job bank (SJB)/employment service delivery system (ESDS) in any manner and format the SJB/ESDS permits. What does this mean, exactly?

LJN – like yourself – wanted to know. So, L