Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition Mission Statement

The Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition (JMVC) is committed to honoring military veterans and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve by facilitating career, business, and education opportunities in Jacksonville. Central to the JMVC vision is the recognition that many of the skills veterans developed in the military–leadership, fast and accurate decision–making, operational focus, and the drive to accomplish a mission–have a direct application to Jacksonville businesses. The JMVC works with military organizations, veterans’ groups, industry associations, governmental entities, and Jacksonville businesses to build awareness and understanding of how these skills and cultural attributes make military veterans outstanding employees.


Military Veterans

We pledge to support employment, career development, and educational opportunities for Military Veterans in Northeast Florida. This web site can assist you with your transition to civilian life, link you with military friendly businesses, provide education and intern opportunities, and enhance your knowledge of living in Northeast Florida. One of your first steps should be to request your military record.  Your records will be instrumental in assessing the benefits and opportunities that are available to you.  Thank you for your service and we look forward to having you in our community. 

Northeast Florida Job Opportunities
Employment Training Opportunities
Transition from Military to Civilian Life
Federal/State/Private Job Resources for Veterans
Veterans Support Organizations
Northeast Florida Education
Entrepreneurship
Career Preparation
Career Fairs
Veterans Opportunities


Businesses/Employers

The Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition can help you reach a valuable resource for your business: Military Veterans. Veterans and transitioning military service members are ready to supply the very skills businesses need to be successful. These men and women have acquired a wealth of knowledge, skills, and competencies through practical workforce experience. In hiring a Veteran, you are providing your company an individual who is committed to excellence and has a passion to perform. List your business and job opportunities on the Jobs for Vets website and enhance your access to this valuable talent pool. Hiring a Veteran is simply good business.

List Your Business on the Jobs for Vets website

Companies seeking to hire military veterans may not be familiar with military terminology, rank structure, duties and responsibilities of military members or how to incorporate veteran hiring into their organization. To assist you, we have provided an Employer Veteran Hiring Toolkit, Best Practices List, Employer Assistance web sites, and a Military 101 Primer, to include the military rank structure.

Hiring Florida's Heroes
Employer Support for the Military Community
Support for Veterans with Little or No Civilian Work Experience
Employer Support for the Military Community Required by Law
Support for Military Families Provided by Employers
Best Practices
Financial Incentives for Hiring Veterans
Military 101 Primer
Employer Veteran Hiring Toolkit
Employer Assistance Web Sites
Employer Recognition
Creating A Roadmap to Starting a Military Veteran Outreach Program
Employer Assistance/Military 101


Explore Jacksonville

Jacksonville is a dynamic city in Northeast Florida, that prides itself on supporting military members and their families.  Our community has great weather; no state income tax; homestead exemption; beaches and rivers; low cost of living for homes, apartments, food, and entertainment; NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars; great recreational facilities including world class golf courses to include the Tournament Players Club; and so much more.  We are the most military and veteran community in the United States.  Jacksonville was rated the #10 Best for Vets Places to Live by Military Times and Florida was ranked the #1 state for military retirees.  Explore Jacksonville and you will see why we are proud to call Jacksonville home. 

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