Guam Ranked 3rd in Nation for Employment of Veterans

For Immediate Release – December 29, 2022

Hagåtña, Guam – Guam is among the top three performers in the nation in getting veterans employed within the first quarter after completing the Jobs for Veterans State Grants (JVSG) program. Guam’s Uniform National Threshold Entered Employment Rate (UNTEER) is 61.50%, which also makes the island the only U.S. Territory to meet or exceed the passing rate of 46.9%.

The UNTEER is determined by Veterans’ Entered Employment Rate (VEER), which is the percentage of JVSG program enrollees who were employed in the first quarter after leaving the program.

“Our team at the American Job Center is always finding creative ways to get jobs to our people, especially those who face significant barriers to employment. Veterans regularly face difficulties with employment and adjusting to civilian life,” said Guam Department of Labor Director David Dell’Isola. “Helping veterans with gainful employment is a top priority for us and the results of the UNTEER demonstrate the dedication of the AJC team to meeting veterans’ needs.”

The JVSG provides federal funding to State Workforce Agencies throughout the U.S. to provide individualized career and training-related services to veterans and eligible persons with significant barriers to employment and to assist employers fill their workforce needs with job-seeking veterans.

“The Guam Department of Labor will continue its efforts to provide employment and training opportunities through many other services and programs such as Apprenticeship, Job Corps, Senior Community Service Employment Program, Dislocated Worker Program, and youth programs we are developing in partnership with educational institutions,” said Dell’Isola.

To learn more about employment programs for veterans, visit For inquiries, contact the American Job Center at 671-475-7000/1.

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