The mission of the Department of Economic Opportunity Veterans Program is to promote employment of Florida's veterans, especially veterans with barriers to employment. In addition to these online resources, find help with your job search at your local CareerSource center.
State of Florida Resources
- Employ Florida Vets
Get assistance with creating a great resume, conducting a job search, applying for jobs and more./li>
- Florida Vets First
Find information about veteran’s benefits, education and training and other news of interest to veterans.
- CareerSource Centers
Workforce services are delivered through the network of career centers located in the 24 Local Workforce Development Areas. The staff in the career centers can assist you with numerous employment related programs that include, but are not limited to: transferring your military occupation to civilian occupations based on your skill set; conducting job searches for results; information about employment prospects, employers, and more for your region of the state; building an effective résumé; access to training and education programs; special services for veterans; and more.
Local Veterans Employment Representatives conduct outreach to employers to develop employment opportunities for veterans. Representatives ensure that veterans are provided the full range of priority workforce services in the CareerSource centers.
- Military Family Employment Advocacy Program
The Military Family Employment Advocacy Program provides employment assistance including skills assessment, interviewing, job search and placement assistance and resume-writing assistance for spouses and dependents of active military duty personnel or National Guard reservists.
U.S. Government Resources
- VETS – Veterans Employment and Training Services
VETS provides resources and expertise to assistance and prepare veterans to obtain meaningful careers, maximize their employment opportunities and protect their employment rights.
- Veterans Hiring Initiative
Find job placement services for veterans offered through the Veterans Hiring Initiative, U.S. Department of Labor Secretary Solis and President Obama’s initiative to hire veterans.
- USA JOBS
Search job listings and find other resources for veterans using this resource provided by the U.S Office of Personnel Management.
- Florida Educational Institutions Offering Credit for Military Experience
Find out if your military service earned you college credit. Education funding is available to veterans through the GI Bill. Colleges and universities award credit towards a degree to veterans based on training, coursework and occupational specialty.
- Veterans Affairs Work Study Program
The Veterans Affairs Work Study Program is available to any student receiving Veterans Affairs educational benefits by attending school three-quarter time or more. As a veteran participating in the Work Study Program, you may work at CareerSource centers, university or college offices, Veterans Affairs Vet Centers, Veterans Affairs medical centers or authorized sites. Work-Study students are paid at either the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater.
Other Support Resources
- Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program helps homeless veterans find meaningful employment and ensure they receive assistance with other services.
- Incarcerated Veterans Transition Program
This program provides transitional assistance, including employability skills training, counseling, case management, job search and placement assistance to incarcerated veterans who are transitioning out of the correctional system. This is a collaborative partnership with the federal and state correctional centers in Florida.
Specialists are located at the following CareerSource centers:
4636 Hwy. 90 East, Ste E
Marianna, FL 32446
CareerSource Florida Crown
Crown Professional Complex
971 West Duval Street
Lake City, FL
- Veterans Affairs Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program
This program trains or retrains and rehabilitates disabled veterans for new careers by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists and Local Veterans Employment Representatives provide workforce and other services to VR&E referred, special disabled veterans participating in the VR&E Program (Chapter 31, Title 38, USC). Services include:
- On-the-job training (OJT)
- Non-paid work experience
- Selective job placement
- Case management
- Follow-up services
- Provision of job-seeking skills training, job analysis and labor market information