DVOP specialists collaborate with community partners to support veterans with significant barriers, providing case management services that target the obstacles in their lives so they are able to obtain employment. Our staff help veterans find professional clothing and connect them to housing resources, food assistance and more on their path to employment. For veterans who do not have significant barriers to employment like homelessness, substance abuse or a disability, employment specialists from ARIZONA@WORK are available to provide priority workforce services.
Another important resource available to veterans is the Veterans Toolkit. Developed by the Arizona Department of Veterans Services (ADVS), it helps connect veterans with the means to acquire employment, including transportation, supplies and clothing. Our partnership with ADVS has led to a considerable increase in utilization, and we are pleased to connect even more veterans with this critical resource.
Today and always, we continue to honor our vets who unselfishly committed themselves to serving our nation. With many DES employees being veterans themselves, we have a unique fervor in ensuring veterans have every opportunity to continue to be successful for themselves and their families. Watch the amazing stories of Adam Garrard and Greg Salazar, two veterans who have continued their public service through DES.
Happy Veterans Day to all who've served, and happy birthday to the U.S. Marine Corps.