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.
Veterans Florida is a non-profit organization funded by the State of Florida to help promote the state as a great place to live for veterans and for those leaving the military. Military.com and its parent company Monster Worldwide Inc. (MWW), a global leader in connecting people to job opportunities, will power a Veteran Talent Portal on the Veterans Florida website that features Military.com's award winning Military Skills Translator, and Transition Center.
"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."
The Military Skills Translator leverages Military.com's deep institutional knowledge of military and veteran affairs and Monster's award-winning talent recruitment and management software to provide job seekers with an in-depth, comprehensive, multifaceted picture of how their military service skills can be applied to civilian jobs. Powered by Monster, the tool also links directly to job opportunities that match the veteran's skill set.
The Transition Center is designed to be the first place a military member goes to plan their transition. Members simply input their estimated separation date and receive checklists to help them prepare for their exit from the military. The checklists not only help to ensure the member is on track for planning for their future, but also to provide valuable information on healthcare, benefits, relocation and job opportunities with potential civilian employers. Transitioning service members looking to relocate to Florida can tap into this tool to plan their journey back to civilian life.
"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 veterans toemployers, grant funds to employers to hire and train veterans, and educate veterans on how to open their own businesses in our state," said Bobby Carbonell, Executive Director of Veterans Florida. Monster and Military.com are leaders in the veteran employment and veteran recruitment and hiring landscape. We are so fortunate to be able to feature the tools and resources they are providing through the Veteran Talent Portal on our site."
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 www.military.com.