Benefits & Services

Employment

  • Employ Florida Vets: Employ Florida Vets is the state’s online jobs portal to provide employment services to Florida veterans. The initiative helps match service members to the jobs and training opportunities that suit the skills and experience gained in the military. Visit Employ Florida Vets for more information or call toll free (866) 352-2345.
  • VetNet: Transitioning from military to civilian life presents unique challenges.  In addition to Employ Florida Vets, a few of the leading national organizations in veteran career development have combined forces to create one, easy place to start.  Visit www.vetnethq.com for more information.
  • Veterans’ Preference: The state and political subdivisions of the state shall give preference in employment and retention to :1) veterans with a VA service-connected disability; 2) spouses of veterans with permanent and total service-connected disability; 3) honorably discharged veterans with wartime service; 4) unmarried widow or widower of a veteran who died as a result of a service-connected disability; 5) a veteran who has served in a qualifying campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized, to include the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. A person eligible for veterans’ preference does not forfeit employment/retention preference eligibility once he/she has been employed by a state agency or political subdivision. An applicant who believes he or she was not afforded employment/retention preference may file a complaint with FDVA. (FS 295.07, 295.11). For more information, call (727) 319-7462.
  • Job Placement and Training: Qualified staff in One-Stop Career Centers provides services to veterans, military members and families. These services include interviewing, resume assistance, job referrals, veterans’ stand-downs for homeless veterans and many other services. Visit www.floridajobs.org/onestop/onestopdir/ for more information.
  • Outreach Assistance: A network of professional Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) provide priority workforce services to veterans, transitioning service members and eligible spouses. Spouses of active duty members can also receive additional services through the Military Family Employment Program. A directory of state DVOP and LVER staff is located online at www.floridajobs.org/workforce-board-resources/program-resources/program-resources or call (850) 245-7424 for more information.
  • Unemployment Compensation: To be eligible for unemployment compensation, veterans must have completed their first term of obligated service under honorable conditions or be released at the convenience of the government. Visit www.floridajobs.org for more information
  • Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Employment Opportunities: The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services offers a wide variety of employment opportunities from consumer and environmental protection to promoting Florida’s vast agriculture and aquaculture industries.  For more information, visit www.FreshFromFloridaCareers.com or contact the Recruitment Section at Careers@freshfromflorida.com.
  • VA for Vets:  VA for Vets was created to provide our Nation’s Veterans with the tools necessary to translate their military skills to civilian skills, take career assessments, build their resumes, consult with coaches and conduct job searches.  They are also able to tap into a wealth of information on reintegrating into the civilian workforce.  All of these tools and support services are provided at no cost to our heroes. Please visit http://vaforvets.va.gov/ for more information.
  • VETSUCCESS.VA.GOV: Connecting Employers to Veterans…and Veterans to Employers at www.vetsuccess.va.gov.
For 24-hour counsel, call the National Veteran Crisis Hotline at 1-800-273-8255. You are NOT alone!