The primary objective of the Veterans Program is to increase opportunities for veterans and eligible spouses to obtain employment and job training in Arizona.
Eligible Veterans and spouses are entitled to priority services in job referrals and training by ARIZONA@WORK staff, as well as other employment-related services. The DES Veterans Program fulfills the requirements of the Federal Wagner-Peyser Act of 1933 and Title 38, Chapters 41, 42 and 43 of the United States Code.
DES and [email protected] can help you find a job and show you how to apply for services at any Employment Service Office.
The Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program has dedicated staff who provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment. They provide case management to remove these barriers to help veterans become job-ready and find gainful employment.
Veterans may also schedule a virtual appointment through the online appointment scheduler to receive general employment services.
Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), veterans may qualify for:
Special assistance is available for veterans with disabilities.
What is Veterans’ Priority of Service?
Priority of Service is the right of an eligible “Covered Person” to be given priority of service over an eligible, non-covered person for the receipt of employment, training and placement services, notwithstanding other provisions of the law. Covered persons take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining services and shall receive access to services and resources earlier in time than a non-covered person. If services or resources are limited, the covered person receives access instead of or before the non-covered person.
You are a "Covered Person" and are entitled to Priority of Service if:
Additional Resources for Veterans
LIVE information session, featuring Disabled Veteran Outreach Program (DVOP) staff members Mark Martinez and Josh Doty.
LIVE information session, featuring DVOPs Mark Martinez and Roman Bejarano