The Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) is intended to provide affirmative action and nondiscrimination for protected veterans including special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam era, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, active duty wartime or campaign badge veterans, and armed forces service medal veterans.

To promote equal opportunity for protected veterans, federal contractors are obligated to follow the mandatory job listing requirement, which states:

Veterans seeking the assistance of state employment service delivery systems to find employment will be able to find job listings from Federal contractors, and that the delivery systems will be able to provide priority referral of these veterans back to contractors.

In order to learn more about how each state is helping veterans secure employment, talked with close to 100 Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists at the workforce offices in all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia. LVERs and DVOP Specialists play