Suncoast Workforce has staff assigned to help U.S. military veterans and other eligible persons with employment, counseling and job/career training services.
Veterans and Disabled veterans are given preference over non-veterans in the provision of services available at the Suncoast Workforce.
An eligible veteran is any person who served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days beyond training and was discharged or released with other than a dishonorable or bad-conduct discharge, or was discharged or released from active duty with a service-connected disability, or as a member of a reserve component who served under an order to active duty during a period of war or a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized, and was discharged or released from such duty with other than a dishonorable or bad-conduct discharge. There is no time limit to receive veteran’s employment benefits; however, certain other veteran’s benefits (education, G.I. Bill, health care, and others) are time limited.
Description of Services
Eligible Veteran's receive:
Employment counseling and job/career training services
Résumé preparation and critique
Referrals to supportive services (VA health care/Vocational Rehabilitation, Substance Abuse, Mental Health, Readjustment Counseling, etc)
Vocational and interest/aptitude testing
Career exploration, and
Job/employment opportunity development
Veterans are encouraged to participate in all Job Seeker activities at Suncoast Workforce.
Resume classes are available for Job Seekers who need assistance updating their cover letters and/or resumes
Job Club is a series of skills workshops to help job seekers develop effective job search techniques, develop a resume and refine interviewing skills. Calendar of Events.
Certain Veterans (minorities, disabled Veterans, female Veterans, recently separated, economically disadvantaged and homeless Veterans) are eligible to receive intensive services and who are experiencing the greatest incidences of unemployment or who otherwise are in need of case management services.
Contact your Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist(DVOP) for more information.