You served our country and now we are here to help you in your workforce quest. We are dedicated to the recognition of and delivery of services to veterans. Veterans are identified at the point of entry to the center and are given priority over non-veterans with respect to all Department of Labor funded programs and services. All CareerSource Southwest Florida staff are empowered to develop employment opportunities with employers to improve employment outcomes for targeted Veterans.
Florida’s Veterans Program is a great source of information and resource links that will assist veterans, veterans’ families and employers in accomplishing their employment goals.
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- Covered Person – Veteran or Eligible Spouse.
- Eligible Spouse – The spouse of any of the following: (1) any Veteran who died of a service-connected disability, or any member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who, at the time of application for the priority, is listed in one or more of the following categories and has been so listed for a total of more than 90 days: (a) Missing in action; (b) Captured in line of duty by a hostile force; or (c) Forcibly detained or interned in line of duty by a foreign government or power
- Any Veteran who has a total disability resulting from a service-connected disability, as evaluated by the Department of Veterans Affairs
Proof of Status
- A DD Form 214 is the most recognized document, however, if this document is not readily accessible, please advise the Center staff of your situation.
Services offered under Priority of Service
- With respect to any qualified job training program, a covered person shall be given priority over a non-covered person for the receipt of employment, training, and placement services provided under that program, notwithstanding any other provision of the law.
- Priority, in the context of providing priority of service to covered persons in qualified job training programs , means the right to take precedence over non-covered persons in obtaining services.
- Depending on the type of service or resource being provided, taking precedence may mean:
- The covered person receives access to the service or resource earlier in time than the non-covered person.
- If the service or resource is limited, the covered person receives access to the service or resource instead of or before the non-covered person.
You may want to meet with CareerSource Southwest Florida staff for applicable eligibility requirements for specific training opportunities.
Please identify yourself as a Veteran or Eligible Spouse to our staff.