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December 19, 2019

Missouri ranks among nation’s best in job placement for veterans

Every year, the U.S. Department of Labor measures the effectiveness of the Jobs for Veterans State Grant program. The most recent data, the Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) shows Missouri as one of the highest ranking states when it comes to job placement for veterans seeking employment.

The U.S. Department of Labor set a target marker for all states and U.S. territories to place 58.5 percent of program participants in jobs within one fiscal quarter of receiving services.

While 23 total states and territories failed to reach this threshold, Missouri exceeded the target and was one of only five states to quickly and successfully find work for at least two-thirds of its participating veterans.

“Missouri is working to make a difference in the lives of veterans,” said Mardy Leathers, director of the Office of Workforce Development. “Although this is a number we can be proud of, we will continue to strive for more, serving those who once served us.”

Only South Dakota, Indiana, Ohio and Nebraska had a higher job placement rate than Missouri.    


About the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development: The department works to empower Missourians with the skills and education needed for success. More information about MDHEWD can be found at https://dhewd.mo.gov or on Facebook and Twitter @MoDHEWD.