MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Military.com and Veterans Florida announced today that they have joined forces to provide employment tools and resources for veterans and transitioning military members who want to live in Florida.
"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," said Greg Smith, President of Military.com and a retired Navy admiral. "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."
"Veterans Florida is a non-profit corporation created by the State of Florida to help veterans fully transition to civilian life in the Sunshine State. We connect
Many consider Florida to be one of the most veteran friendly states in the nation, with more than 1.5 million veterans choosing to make the state their home. Additionally, Florida is ranked the second "best state for business" and is home to numerous businesses in high-growth fields such as aerospace, manufacturing, logistics, research and development, and technology that are seeking to hire veterans and provide them with the training they need to build a long and fruitful career. The state also offers expedited licensure to veterans in several fields.
Additionally, Florida waives out-of-state tuition fees for all honorably discharged veterans through the "Congressman C.W. Bill Young Tuition Waiver Program." This means that if you are a veteran from another state and are accepted into a Florida state college or university, you will qualify for in-state tuition rates, as long as you reside in the state of Florida while pursuing your degree. The state also waives undergraduate tuition for state universities, community colleges, and career and technical schools for recipients of the Purple Heart or combat decorations superior in precedence to the Purple Heart.
Military.com is the nation's largest military and veteran online news and membership organization serving active duty personnel, reservists, guard members, retirees, veterans, family members, defense workers and those considering military careers. A leader in veteran employment and solutions for companies looking to hire veterans, Military.com offers employment tools, transition assistance, and employer resources as well as military discounts, and information on all of the benefits earned in service. Military.com is a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc. More information is available at