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

  1. Accelerated learning curve
  2. Leadership ability
  3. Teamwork
  4. Diversity and inclusion in action
  5. Efficient performance under pressure
  6. Respect for procedures
  7. Technology and globalization
  8. Integrity
  9. Conscious of health and safety
  10. 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.

Useful Resource/Links

My Next Move - For Veterans

For Career Assistance and Useful Links for Veterans-Click Here!




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We encourage veterans to attend one of our many workshops including Resume Preparation, Job Interview skills, and other events to assist in obtaining a career.
Gold Card for Veterans
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