Veteran Services

CareerSource Tampa Bay offers a focused approach to helping veterans with their job searches by promoting their talents to top employers.

If you’re a veteran, let CareerSource Tampa Bay assist you in securing employment through job referral and matching services, job development, job training and career management. CareerSource Tampa Bay staff act as a dedicated team to put you on the fast track of the registration and job matching process.

Also, there are a wide range of services available to veterans with barriers to employment. CareerSource Tampa Bay career managers specialize in these areas to provide assistance for veterans who require it. We collaborate with a variety of partners to enhance job opportunities, including businesses, VA medical centers, community based and civic organizations and reserve guard units.

Each CareerSource Tampa Bay center has full-time staff trained and dedicated to helping all eligible qualified veterans in their career goals.

Services include:

  • Career and Job Counseling
  • Providing Labor Market Information on the jobs and employers in this area
  • Assistance in tailoring skills and abilities to the job market
  • Assistance with Hot Jobs and with the jobs listed locally
  • Help using the Internet to expand your job searches
  • Recommendations for training and education to qualify for better jobs and careers
  • Information on Veteran Job Programs and Training
  • Assistance and Instruction in use of the Resource Room Facilities
  • Resume Preparation and Critique
  • Developing Jobs for those Vets with barriers to employment
  • Providing referral information on social service and family support
  • Linking Vets with Department of Veterans Affairs Medical and Benefits Information

In addition, our business services recruiters search all new job orders to see if any veterans in our files qualify for the positions and contacts them immediately. Our aim is to get the best-qualified veteran to employers as quickly as possible. Please visit any CareerSource Tampa Bay center for assistance.

TAMPA BRANDON PLANT CITY RUSKIN
Career Prep Center
2605 N. 43rd Street
Tampa, FL 33605
Tel: (813) 930-7840
9215 N. Florida Ave.
Tampa, FL 33612
Tel: (813) 930-7400
9350 Bay Plaza Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33619
Tel: (813) 930-7832
2001 E. Cherry St.
Plant City, FL 33563
Tel: (813) 930-7880
201 14th Ave, SE
Ruskin FL 33570
Tel: (813) 419-5301

Need financial assistance with training? WIOA provides funding assistance to veterans interested in training for a new career, or upgrading their current skills to be more competitive in today’s workforce. Want to learn more? Click here to view the Veterans Training Assistance flyer.

Employ Florida Marketplace for Veterans - Florida's Veteran's Program Portal
This web portal is a gateway to information and resource links that will assist veterans, veterans' families and employers in accomplishing their employment goals.

Individual Employment Plan - www.MyNextMove.org/vets
CareerSource Tampa Bay veterans career managers will work with you to develop an individualized plan of action by assessing skill level, education and training. Each plan is specifically crafted to ensure a successful search. The process outlines opportunities and objectives for you to follow. On My Next Move for Veterans, veterans will find a simple and quick search engine where they enter their prior military experience (branch of service and military occupation code or title) and link to the information they need to explore information on civilian careers and related training, including information they can use to write resumes that highlight related civilian skills. In addition, My Next Move for Veterans contains a link to an online assessment, the O*NET Interest Profiler, which provides results comparable to the Strong Interest Inventory being used in the new Transition Assistance Program (TAP). Veterans who have not received an interest assessment as part of TAP can access and take this interest assessment online from a link in the lower right-hand corner of My Next Move for Veterans or directly at: http://www.mynextmove.org/explore/ip.

Military Family Employment Advocacy Program
The Military Family Employment Advocacy Program (MFEA) is a state program designed to deliver priority workforce services for eligible military family members through Military Family Employment Advocates, located at MacDill Air Force Base. Click here to learn more.

Transition Assistance Program (TAP)
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) at MacDill Air Force Base prepares separating military personnel on resume preparation, interviewing techniques and salary negotiation tips. It also offers targeted career fairs, labor information as well as support for spouses. Services are offered on location at MacDill AFB.

Services to Military Spouses
We provide workforce related services to the spouses of service men and women who serve in the military. CareerSource Tampa Bay offers the necessary tools needed for a smooth transition into a new community, assist in the job searching process and help prepare for employment.

Veteran Employment Center 
This website is the single federal source for Veterans looking for new career opportunities in the private and public sectors, as well as Service Members transitioning to the civilian workforce, military and Veteran spouses and dependents looking for employment opportunities, GI Bill beneficiaries transitioning from training to the job market and employers looking to connect with high quality applicants.

Veteran Gold Card Services
The Gold Card provides unemployed, post-9/11 era veterans with the intensive and follow-up services they need to succeed in today's job market. The Gold Card initiative is a joint effort of the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and the Veterans' Employment and Training Service (VETS).

Financial Coaching Program
CareerSource Tampa Bay is partnering with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to provide confidential financial coaching services at no-cost to transitioning veterans. For more information, click here

VA Work-Study Program
If you are a full-time or ¾-time student in a college degree program, you can “earn while you learn” with a VA work-study allowance. Click here to learn more.

Veteran Employment Case Management
CareerSource Tampa Bay staff are available to assist you with your job search. Click here to learn more.