Veteran Job Seekers
- Representatives & Contact Information
- Jobs & Contractors
- Stand Down Event for Homeless Veterans
- Helpful Links and Information
Our staff is fully prepared to assist veterans in Bay, Gulf, and Franklin Counties with their employment needs. The Veterans Job Seekers Program offers a wealth of resources, including specialized a Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) and Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists (DVOPS), staff who work solely with the veteran population. Veterans can work with a veteran’s employment specialist at the one stop center to receive assistance with resumes, acquire skills and education, plan a career, attend workshops, and take advantage of many other resources.
To find more information on veterans services available in our area contact one of the represetatives below:
Dwayne Evans, Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Specialist
Phone: 850-872-4340 x105
Jennifer Bannister, Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program Specialist
Phone: 850-872-4340 x129
Jeanette Deatherage, Local Veterans Employment Representative
Phone: 850-872-4340 x160
To search for jobs online, use the Employ Florida website to search hundreds of job postings in our area or check out local federal contractors who give veteran preference. Find a better job or start a new career today!
- Transition Assistance Program: The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) has been redesigned into a comprehensive, mandatory program through the efforts of an interagency team from the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Education (ED), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the Small Business Administration (SBA). to provide employment and training information to armed forces members and their eligible spouses within one year of their separation or two years of their retirement from the military. For more information visit www.turbotap.org.
VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Program:
Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) is the VA program that assists veterans with service connected disabilities to obtain employment or enhance their ability to function independently at home and in the community. Vocational and educational guidance is available to assist service-members, veterans, and certain dependents of veterans in their career goals. For more information visit http://www.vba.va.gov/bln/vre/index.htm.
Troops to Teachers:
A veteran can receive up to $5,000 to pay for teacher certifications and a $10,000 bonus for teaching in a “high needs” school. Placement assistance and referral services are available to help identify employment opportunities and teacher certification. For more information visit: http://www.troopstoteachers.fau.edu.
The e-Vets Resource Advisor:
The e-Vets Resource Advisor assists veterans preparing to enter the civilian job market. The website provides information on a broad range of topics, including job search tools and tips, employment openings, career assessment, education and training, benefits, and special services all available to veterans. For more information visit http://www.dol.gov/elaws/evets.htm.