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.

Job Seekers - 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.

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.

Useful Resource/Links

We needed to fill a new position and decided to seek help from CareerSource Heartland. Their staff member came out and listened to our needs to fill this position. Not only did they find someone, but someone amazing! We are truly grateful for the time they took listening to our needs for the right person. They carefully screened candidates for us and presented to us candidates that fit our job description… so the process of hiring a new employee was easy. We will continue to use them in the future as our business expands.

Bridget Koornneef
Tecnam US, Inc.

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CareerSource Heartland helped me, I know that they can help you…