The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation facilitates the Maryland Jobs for Veterans Program. Veterans services representatives, specifically Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Placement Specialists and Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives, commonly referred to as DVOPs and LVERs, provide specialized employment services to veterans.
Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives
Veterans have highly marketable skills and experience. LVERs work with other service providers to place veterans in jobs where these skills are needed. They also advocate for employment and training opportunities for veterans with business, industry, and community-based organizations.
Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Placement Specialists
DVOPs provide targeted services to special disabled veterans, disabled veterans, disadvantaged veterans and veterans with other barriers to employment. Working with a DVOP, veterans with disabilities can get a full range of employment and training services.
Representatives also assist veterans in enrolling in the State of Maryland Workforce Exchange, which assists in the search for current job openings in your community, in the development of resumes to apply on-line for jobs, and in the filing for unemployment insurance. Spouses of military personnel required to relocate due to a transfer in military duty station are eligible to collect unemployment benefits in Maryland.
In addition to helping veterans find employment and occupational training opportunities, DVOPs and LVERs provide vocational guidance and referrals to veterans who are experiencing significant barriers to employment.
For more information on the Maryland Jobs for Veterans Program visit the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website.
For more information on Maryland unemployment benefits visit the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation website.
Source: Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation