Florida is home to 1.9 million veterans and has the fastest growing veterans population in the nation. Coordinated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, “Hire a Vet” is designed to remind employers of the unmatched economic resource that veterans offer.
Veterans have the training, work ethic, and proven skills that will immediately add value to your business. Equally important, you'll be contributing to America's global competitiveness and the strength of our economic base.
WorkSource would like to help you connect to and recruit veterans. We have eight Career Services Centers that offer a wealth of resources including specialized Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVERs) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) staff that can provide veteran applicant referrals specific to your need.
Hiring Florida's heroes
Florida National Guardsmen and veterans of all branches of military service make great sacrifices to protect our freedom and keep us safe during natural and other disasters. To better support their employment needs as they return home, Governor Rick Scott on Jan. 24, 2012 led business, military, veteran and workforce leaders in launching the Hiring Florida’s Heroes campaign to connect businesses in need of high-quality talent with these dedicated, well-trained men and women.
Hiring Florida’s Heroes aims to advance the No. 1 goal of Florida’s workforce system – placing Floridians in jobs – by enhancing its efforts to work with employers to match them with veterans possessing the skills they need. In doing so, our state retains a critical, high-quality talent pool and the heroes who have served us so nobly can put their talents to work for Florida’s businesses, their communities and their families.
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WorkSource collaborates with a number of training partners to advance our mission of providing improved employment opportunities for the people of Northeast Florida.
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