CareerSource Florida is a statewide network of career development professionals who work directly for Florida employers to find, develop and keep qualified talent. We also invest in programs to help businesses identify and cultivate our state's talent pool so that prospective employees have the skills and experience companies seek. Together, we connect employers with qualified, skilled talent and Floridians with employment and career development opportunities to achieve economic prosperity.
Hero2Hired (H2H) is a comprehensive employment program that partners with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Employment Center www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits/jobs with a powerful job search site and online community that is 100 percent free for veterans, service members and employers. Employers can search Veteran profiles, post jobs and make a commitment to hiring Veterans, National Guardsmen and Reservists, and transitioning Service members through the Veterans Employment Center (https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/benefits/jobs). Within the VEC website, employers can visit the Employer Section to search résumés, post jobs, and learn how veterans can help your organization. For a tutorial video on how to use the VEC, please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWfhI-eSoWk.
H2H has Employment Coordinators that provide quality career readiness assistance to National Guard and Reserve Service members preparing for their next civilian career (e.g., resume assistance, interviewing skills, etc.). Each State, Territory and the District of Columbia has an H2H Employment Coordinator assigned who can assist with VEC enrollment and local employment resources go to: www.ccdcareerconnections.com/hero-2-hired.html.
The State of Florida benefits from the contributions of those willing to depart the comforts of home to answer the call of duty. Our service members carry out missions compatible with training, mobilization readiness, humanitarian and contingency operations here at home as well as in other places all over the world. Support at home helps them focus on those missions.
ESGR, a Department of Defense office, was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve Component Service members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. ESGR is supported by a network of more than 4,700 volunteers in 54 committees located across all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam-CNMI (Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Volunteers, hailing from small business and industry, government, education and prior military service bring a vast wealth of experience to assist in serving employers, service members and their families. Together with Headquarters ESGR staff and a small cadre of support staff for each State Committee, volunteers work to promote and enhance employer support for military service in the Guard and Reserve.