This section will be continually updated with some of the latest information on Veteran's benefits and programs, news, hot jobs and tips for Veterans and their families.
The Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) provides transitioning service members and veterans of the U.S. military the opportunity to develop the skills necessary to meet the IT industry's high demand for cloud developers, cloud administrators, database and business intelligence administrators and cybersecurity. Upon successful completion from the program, participants gain an interview for a full-time job at Microsoft or one of our participating partners.
Brooks Rehabilitation Adaptive Sports and Recreation is a free resource for individuals with a service or non-service connected physical and/or visual disability. Are you a veteran with a disability interested in leading a more active lifestyle? This program provides a variety of weekly activities as well as educational clinics and sporting events. All programming is free with equipment and coaching provided. Activities include: archery, boccia, bowling, cycling, game night, golf, power soccer, rowing, trap shooting, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, yoga, and more!
Cecil Field POW/MIA Memorial, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was formed to restore and establish a national memorial that will serve as a historic and destination site for Jacksonville and to serve as an educational resource for generations to come.
Reconnection Workshops are held in small groups and facilitated by licensed, trained Red Cross mental health professionals to help service members reconnect with their families and reintegrate into civilian life. The workshops are confidential and free of charge. For more information about holding a workshop for your family or other group, call the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces Service Center at (904) 246-1395.
The Disabled Veterans Entrepreneurship Program is an annual program offered by the University of Florida. This program is a rigorous entrepreneurial learning and development opportunity for service disabled veterans and those who have uniquely distinguished themselves in the military. It is designed for veterans interested in starting a new venture as a means to financial independence and for veterans who have an existing business which they would like to grow.
The Veterans Business Outreach Center provides entrepreneurial training through workshops and the internet, counseling, technical assistance and resource utilization services to Veterans, Service-Disabled Veterans, Reservists, National Guard Members and Active Duty business owners and start-up entrepreneurs in the Southeast Region of the USA.
The Vow to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 provides transition assistance for Service members, expands education opportunities and provides tax credits for employers who hire Veterans with service-connected disabilities.
Online access to VA Benefits such as: Information on Post 9/11 G.I. Bill, home loans, compensation and vocational rehabilitation.
VA fo Vets, facilitates the reintegration, retention and hiring of Veteran employees at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). We offer career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. VA for Vets is your gateway to a rewarding career serving our nation's Veterans.
My Army Benefits web pages, Army Career and Alumni program (ACAP.)
Hire A Vet, a web search for jobs from Spike TV.
Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors, from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Corporate America Supports You created the National Guard Employment Program. This program provides partnership with the National Guard Bureau, Direct Employers Associations nd Kenexa, at no cost.
The JAX Chamber of Commerce
University of North Florida - Career Wings connects UNF student veterans with employers interested in hiring them. Employers have the ability to post positions that are targeted specifically for Veterans.
Military Advantage provides information on benefits such as: Active Duty benefits, GI Bill, Guard and Reserve Benefits, Retiree Benefits, Survivor Benefits, The Benefit Advantage, The Career Advantage, The Education Advantage, The Family Advantage, The Money Advantage, The PAy Advantage, TRICARE, VA Benefits, VA Health Care and Veteran Affairs.
Military Connections lists Federal Jobs, Military Jobs, schools for Veterans and Military loans.
H2H.jobs is a yellow-ribbon funded website to help Veterans find jobs.
Metro Jacksonville Jobs is a search engine for jobs in the Jacksonville Area.
HBI- Veterans Program empowers our nation's veterans with the skills and experience they need to secure meaningful careers in the construction industry. The program uniquely supports veterans at every stage of the employment continuum—successfully connecting, assessing, training, certifying, placing veterans in high-growth construction careers, and charting participant progress for a minimum of one year. - See more at: http://www.hbi.org/Programs/Training-Programs/Veterans-Program#sthash.FZkbCROA.dpuf
Information on the Post 9/11 G.I. Bill.
News Releases posted by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Job listing for Veterans. VFM job postings.
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve.
Request your military record.
Operation Homefront offers assistance to Wounded Warriors in need of home repairs, modifications or appliances.
PlaneTechs is available to any Veteran or Service member who has experience in aviation for information on aviation jobs.
Department of Transportation employment opportunities.
Financial Education for Service Members and Veterans.
Information on Burial Benefits, Burial Allowances and Survivor's benefits.
U.S. Department of Labor, Veteran's Employment and Training Service (VETS.)
Disabled Services and employment for Veterans.
Futures of Palm Beach offers profiles of addiction by profession, including members of the military.