The U.S. Department of Labor funds workforce development programs to help reduce unemployment among veterans. Mathematica examined the implementation of priority of service provisions in seven American Job Centers.
Many of the almost 22 million veterans living in the United States today struggle to find and keep a job. Yet, programs and support services designed to help veterans find gainful employment suffer from low take-up rates. State and federal policymakers have made improving employment services and programs for veterans a priority.
Mathematica conducts research and evaluation on policies and programs to enhance the quality of life for active-duty service members, veterans, and their families. For example, our experts have reviewed the veterans’ priority of service (POS) provisions in the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002 and, as part of our Workforce Investment Act (WIA) evaluation, we conducted a supplemental study of veterans’ experiences with employment service provided by American Job Centers.
In addition to our work in support of veterans, Mathematica has also worked on an assessment of TRICARE provider networks. TRICARE provides medical coverage to over 9 million active duty and retired services members and their families.
Does Priority of Service for Veterans Reduce Unemployment? Priority of Service Provision Under the Jobs for Veterans Act of 2002
Providing Services to Veterans Through the Public Workforce System: Descriptive Findings from the WIA Gold Standard Evaluation
Mathematica is conducting the largest, most rigorous evaluation of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Adult and Dislocated Worker programs to date. While the overall evaluation targets civilian workers, a supplemental study focuses on veterans in 28 localities.
Helping Veterans Search for Work: Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers' Claimants Evaluation
The rise in the number of veterans receiving Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Servicemembers and the cost of this program have led to an initiative to support improved outreach and services. We evaluated projects in four states.