Connecting active duty military spouses and family members with priority workforce services.

View a one page overview of the program and program eligibility.

About the Military Family Employment Advocacy Program

The State of Florida has the fifth highest population of active duty military spouses in the United States with more than 88,000 dependents and spouses currently residing in Florida.

The Military Family Employment Advocacy Program is a state program designed to deliver priority workforce services to active duty military spouses and family members through Military Family Employment Advocates located in local career centers throughout Florida.

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Persons eligible for assistance through this program include:

  • Spouses and dependents of active duty military personnel
  • Activated Florida National Guard members and
  • other military reservists whose units have been activated

Available Services:

Services available to military spouses and dependents include:

  • Job search and placement assistance
  • Career planning and counseling
  • Case management
  • Resume assistance
  • Assessment and testing services
  • Interviewing skills training
  • Referral to educational and training programs
  • Job fairs
  • Job clubs
  • Information on Reemployment Assistance
  • and many other services

Military family members are also eligible to receive training and other supportive services under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.


For Military Spouses and Families

Frequent moves associated with the military lifestyle can make finding employment a challenge.  Whether your spouse is in a different state, or even a different country, you can receive workforce services through the Military Family Employment Advocacy Program in the area you reside. If you are getting ready to move and want to begin looking before you transfer, connect with a Military Family Employment Advocate in your new area.


By working with a Military Family Employment Advocate, you get valuable assistance from a person who understands the local job market and the needs of military spouses and dependents. A Military Family Employment Advocate is someone who truly understands the barriers that you face when searching for employment. Some advocates are co-located on military bases. These services are especially important resources if you are new to an area.

An advocate can also assist you with the following:

  • Resume writing
  • Preparing you for interviews
  • Supplying you with Labor Market Statistics
  • and helping you coordinate your job search to match local openings

Employment services can be accessed online at Employ Florida or at any career center in Florida. There are no charges for services at career centers. There are advocates located in seven Local Workforce Development Areas around the state near areas which have the highest density of active duty personnel.

Bring your current military I.D. card to verify your status as a military spouse.

For more information and assistance, connect with a Military Family Employment Advocate in one of the Local Workforce Development Areas that offer this program. A map and contact information for Florida’s Employment Advocates is available.

For Program Advocates

View Advocate Resources.


Contact Us

For additional information about the Military Family Employment Advocacy Program, please call 1.866.352.2345.

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