Job Seekers - Veterans Services
CareerSource Heartland is fully prepared to assist veterans in DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands and Okeechobee counties with their employment and training needs. We offer a wealth of resources. Veterans can work with an employment specialist at any of our Centers to find jobs, acquire information on skills and education, career planning, attend workshops and take advantage of many other resources.
Priority of Service
As a veteran, you are given preference over non-veterans in the provision of services available at CareerSource Heartland.
Eligible veterans may receive but are not limited to the following services:
- Employment/Career Choice Counseling
- Job Registration
- Initial Assessment
- Vocational and Interest/Aptitude Testing
- Job Search and Placement Assistance
- Labor Market Information
- Resource Referrals
Employers - 10 Reasons to Hire Veterans
- Accelerated learning curve
- Leadership ability
- Diversity and inclusion in action
- Efficient performance under pressure
- Respect for procedures
- Technology and globalization
- Conscious of health and safety
- Triumph over adversity
Returning Heroes Tax Credit is a hiring tax credit to provide incentive to hire unemployed veterans with a possible credit of up to $5,600.
Wounded Warrior Tax Credit provides credits for long-term unemployed veterans with service-connected disabilities. This tax credit may provide up to $9,600.