CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is a recipient of the Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Award!
The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.
Veterans1 and Eligible Spouses2 are entitled to Priority of Service at all CareerSource Okaloosa Walton centers. From the point of intake, the Veteran and Eligible Spouse are given priority access to a variety of services and programs designed to help them gain meaningful employment. Please identify yourself as a Veteran or Eligible Spouse when visiting any of our centers!
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Our Priority of Service Includes:
- Labor Market Information
- Skills Assessments
- State-wide Job Bank
- Employment Counseling
- Veterans Resources Guide
- Job Development Contacts
- OJT Programs
- Referral to Supportive Services
- Resume Assistance
- Computer Learning Labs
- Career Choices Counseling
- Interview Preparation
- Emerald Coast Professionals
- VA Work-Study Program
- Veterans Preference Assistance
- Uniformed Services Employment & Reemployment Rights Act Referral
An attempt is made to match actively registered Veterans to every new job listing when it first enters our job bank. If a match is found, a job alert is sent to the Veteran who matches certain criteria such as education, relevant work experience, and occupational goals. You must be registered at www.EmployFlorida.com to take advantage of this program.
Daily emails with information on job fairs, new job listings, and local currents events for Veterans. Be in the know. See it first. Sign up by emailing us at Veterans Daily Email
Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
TAP is a three-day workshop for service members and their spouses that teaches modern job search, career decision-making, labor market conditions, resume preparation, and interviewing strategies. TAP makes the transition from military service to the civilian workforce less complicated and significantly shortens the job search process. Register by contacting the Eglin Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 850.882.9060 or the Hurlburt Field Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 850.884.1257. Register for the online portion and additional TAP resources.
We conduct several Job Fairs annually that are planned specifically to match Veterans with the area's top employers. Announcements will be made on the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton website and on our social media sites.
Participants in this program are a crucial part of the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Veterans Team. The Veterans Affairs Work Study Program is available to any student receiving Veterans Affairs educational benefits by attending school at least 75% of the time. As a Veteran participating in the Work Study Program, you may work at career centers, university or college offices, Veterans Affairs Vet Centers, Veterans Affairs medical centers or authorized sites. Work-Study students are paid at either the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater. Contact us if you are interested in part-time employment as a VA Work Study.
Your local CareerSource Okaloosa Walton center regularly conducts Career Success Workshops to enhance your job seeking skills. Check our Calendar for topics and availability.
Veteran Virtual Intake Form - Complete and return to Vets@careersourceow.com