Why Veterans

Why Veterans?

employers_graphAccording to research conducted by Veterans Florida, hiring agents report that veterans rate significantly higher for productivity, reduced turnover and reduced training needs as compared to their civilian peers.



Research further shows that businesses think military veterans

  • Have leadership skills
  • Are timely
  • Are team players
  • Pay attention to detail
  • Manage time well
  • Go beyond job requirements
  • Learn quickly
  • Work well without close supervision
  • Have higher potential than non-veterans to perform well and grow
  • Possess analytical skills

Why Veterans Florida?

Veterans Florida is backed by the State of Florida. Our board is appointed by the Governor, Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and the President of the Florida Senate. Additionally, our staff has veterans with experience in state veterans’ programs, economic development, and workforce development. Our unique programs assist Florida businesses recruit, train, and hire veterans to meet workforce needs. Veterans Florida administers a training grant program to assist businesses seeking to hire veterans who need custom workforce skills. Up to $8,000 per veteran trained may be reimbursed to a business.

Business Training Grant Program

Veterans Florida’s Business Training Grant will reimburse businesses for 50% of a newly hired veteran’s training cost up to $8,000 per trainee. Applying is easy and professionals are standing by ready to help you complete the application.

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Your Bottom Line

Businesses that leverage the immense veteran talent in Florida gain access to workers who are disciplined, have a strong work ethic, and are highly trained and trainable. Combine those attributes with a training grant worth up to $8,000 per veteran hired, and smart business owners know the secret to a productive, competitive workforce is hiring veterans.

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire veterans and can reduce an employer’s federal income tax liability by as much as $9,600 per veteran hired.  For more information see the brochure from the Department of Labor.



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