To help veterans and other transitioning military personnel desiring Florida residency, Military.com and Veterans Florida have linked forces to offer vets resources, increasing the state’s appeal to newly discharged armed forces members.
The state established Veterans Florida this year as a nonprofit to support veterans as they adapt to civilian life. It grants funds for hiring and training in the workorce, provides education for those wishing to start a business, and helps vets link to prospective employers.
Connected to five Florida universities to support its entrepreneurship program, Veterans Florida is funded by the state legislature. Executive director Bobby Carbonell noted that the program works easily with the onsite portals Monster and Military.com, whom he called “leaders in the veteran employment, recruitment and hiring landscape.”
“We are so fortunate to be able to feature the tools and resources they are providing through the Veteran Talent Portal on our site," Carbonell said.
Widely perceived as a veteran-friendly state, Florida is currently home to over 1.5 million ex-military personnel. With already high rankings in business and many rapidly growing fields — including aerospace, manufacturing, research, technology and more — the Sunshine State becomes more attractive to former military professionals. Moreover, the state waives out-of-state tuition fees.
"Many folks leaving the military — whether it's after a few years or after an entire career — have to decide where they will end up after their service is completed," Greg Smith, Military.com president and a retired Navy admiral, said. "We are proud to work with Veterans Florida to provide everything a veteran may need to find employment and settle into their civilian life in Florida."
Military.com is headquartered in McLean, Virginia.