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Veterans’ Services

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DWS Veteran staff are ready to assist you at the Arkansas Workforce Centers. Be sure to identify yourself as a Veteran for priority of service. Priority of service means that Veterans and eligible spouses are entitled to take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining employment, training, and placement services.

At the Arkansas Workforce Centers, Veterans receive priority of service through Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG)-funded specialists, Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists, and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs).

DWS can help Veterans with the following:

  • Creating/updating your resume
  • Creating your Arkansas JobLink account
  • Assessing your skills and interests
  • Career counseling/planning
  • Searching for jobs
  • Connecting you to hiring employers
  • Preparing you for employment
  • Transitioning to civilian work
  • Registering for benefits
  • Providing information about other resources for Veterans

Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialists

The DWS DVOP Specialists provide intensive services to meet the employment needs of disabled veterans and other eligible veterans, with the maximum emphasis on serving those economically or educationally disadvantaged, including homeless veterans and veterans with barriers to employment. DVOP specialists are actively involved in outreach efforts to increase program participation among those with the greatest barriers to employment, which may include: outplacement in Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Program offices, DVA Medical Centers, routine site visits to Veterans Service Organization meetings, Native American Trust Territories, Military installations and other areas of known concentrations of veterans or transitioning service members. The case management approach, taught by the National Veterans’ Training Institute, is generally accepted as the method to use when providing vocational guidance or related services to eligible veterans identified as needing intensive services.

Intensive services provided by DVOPs can include:

  • Comprehensive skill and needs assessments;
  • Individualized Employment Plan (IEP) development;
  • Group and individual counseling and career planning; and
  • Short-term pre-placement services like basic life and interviewing skills.

Local Veterans’ Employment Representatives (LVER)

Local Veterans Employment Representatives conduct outreach to employers and engage in advocacy efforts with hiring executives to increase employment opportunities for veterans, encourage the hiring of disabled veterans, and generally assist veterans in gaining and retaining employment. LVER staff conduct seminars for employers and job search workshops for veterans seeking employment and facilitate priority of service in regards to employment, training, and placement services furnished to veterans by all staff of the employment service delivery system.

For questions regarding services to veterans, visit or contact your nearest Arkansas Workforce Center and identify yourself as a veteran.

Contact DVOP Specialists and LVERs

Conway

Dale Olivo

dale.olivo@arkansas.gov

501-730-9881

1500 N. Museum Rd. #111

Conway, AR 72032

Fayetteville

Sharon Hopper

sharon.hopper@arkansas.gov

870-587-3075

2153 E. Joyce Blvd. Suite 201

Fayetteville, AR 72701

Fort Smith

Darrell Phelan

darrell.phelan@arkansas.gov

479-424-3420

616 Garrison Ave.

Fort Smith, AR 72901

Harrison

Vicki Linch

vickie.linch@arkansas.gov

870-741-7302

818 N. Hwy. 62-65    

Harrison, AR 72601

Hope

Eric Lowe

eric.lowe@arkansas.gov

870-777-0820

205 Smith Rd. Suite A   

Hope, AR 71801

Hot Springs

Walter Zglezewski

walter.zgleszewski@arkansas.gov

501-913-9973

201 Market St.

Hot Springs, AR 71901

Little Rock

Lee Bland

lee.bland@arkansas.gov

501-683-2716

Jeffrey Dills

jeffrey.dills@arkansas.gov

5401 S. University Ave. 

Little Rock, AR 72209

Pine Bluff

James Henry

james.henry@arkansas.gov

870-575-1041

1001 S. Tennessee St.

Pine Bluff, AR 71601

Russellville

Jeramie Teach

jeramie.teach@arkansas.gov

479-880-1318

104 S. Rochester Ave.

Russellville, AR 72801

Searcy

Russell Cook

russell.cook@arkansas.gov

501-305-7227

Tina Smith

tina.m.smith@arkansas.gov

501-268-8601

501 W. Arch Ave.   

Searcy, AR 72143

Quick Links to More Resources

  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Camp Connect
  • County Veterans Service Office
  • Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs
    • The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs is available to assist veterans in obtaining the benefits they have rightfully earned. The Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs feels privileged to serve the men and women who have so ably served our country in times of war and peace. Their goal is to provide up-to-date and useful information for veterans and their families on their rights and benefits, including information on the Arkansas veterans’ homes, the state cemetery system, county offices, and links to other federal and state resources.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
    • The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is available to provide veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st-century workforce by maximizing their employment opportunities, protecting their employment rights, and meeting labor-market demands with qualified veterans today.
  • Websites for Veterans Page
    • The Websites for Veterans page lists sites that can assist veterans looking for employment opportunities, educational opportunities, veteran services, or the latest veterans news.
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

FROM THE ARKANSAS DIVISION OF WORKFORCE SERVICES​

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