WorkSource Career Centers offer a wealth of resources for veterans, including specialized Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) staff who work solely with the veteran population and can provide veteran applicant referral.
You can work with a veterans' employment specialist at any of the Career Centers to find jobs, acquire skills and education, plan a career, attend workshops and take advantage of many other resources. Our specialists are experts at converting military job skills to civilian terms and have relationships with federal contractors and other employers committed to hiring veterans.
You can also visit the Veterans Employ Florida site or the United States Department of Labor site for more information.
WorkSource provides the following core services:
- Initial assessment
- Career counseling
- Resume writing
- Interviewing skills
- Electronic job banks/computer access
- Job vacancy listings
- Job search
- Job placement
- Labor market information
- Financial aid information
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Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP)
The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 includes the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).
VRAP offers up to 12 months of training assistance to unemployed Veterans. The Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and the Department of Labor (DOL) are working together to roll out this new program on July 1, 2012.
The VRAP offers 12 months of training assistance to Veterans who:
- Are at least 35 but no more than 60 years old
- Are unemployed
- Received an other than dishonorable discharge
- Are not be eligible for any other VA education benefit program (e.g.: the Post-9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Assistance)
- Are not in receipt of VA compensation due to unemployability
- Are not enrolled in a federal or state job training program
If you think you may qualify, find out more about the program through the Veterans Administration, inlcuding what training programs are eligible and how to apply. http://benefits.va.gov/vow/education.htm
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Your online job search is just a click away at Employ Florida, the official online portal for employment opportunities in Florida. Visit the Veterans Employ Florida site.
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