Tallahassee, FL

Veterans Florida, announced today the 2021 Veterans Florida Virtual Expo presented by Bank of America will be Thursday, June 24th at 10:00 AM ET. All veterans, active-duty servicemembers, members of the Guard and Reserves, military spouses, and their families are invited to connect with career, entrepreneurship, and resource opportunities.

This year’s interactive event features a career fair stacked veteran-friendly employers in aerospace, engineering, defense, and more; top veteran entrepreneurs competing in the Battle of the Pitches; expert-led panels and workshops; state resource exhibitors; and networking and franchising opportunities all in virtual booths.

The new Florida SkillBridge Initiative will be on full display with panels for both transitioning servicemembers and employers who want to participate in DOD SkillBridge.

“Florida offers veterans and their families endless opportunities. The Veterans Florida Virtual Expo brings all of them together in one place, and our expanded interactive format lets servicemembers and veterans from around the country see and take advantage of all the resources that make Florida the top state for veterans,” said Veterans Florida Executive Director Joe Marino.

The 2021 Veterans Florida Virtual Expo will be hosted by Premier Virtual — a South Florida-based online career fair and event platform founded by Army veteran Steve Edwards. He participated in the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program to learn how to grow his veteran-owned business and won 1st place in the 2020 Veterans Florida Virtual Expo Battle of the Pitches competition. Premier Virtual’s client roster includes the U.S. Veterans Chamber of Commerce, Career Source Florida, and Texas Workforce Commission.

“Participating in the Veterans Florida Entrepreneurship Program gave me valuable insight on how to improve Premier Virtual and learning how to see the business in a new light helped it grow to where it is today,” said Premier Virtual Founder and CEO Steve Edwards. “The team and I at Premier Virtual look forward to hosting the 2021 Virtual Expo and providing a one-of-a-kind experience for veterans seeking jobs and entrepreneurship resources as well as exhibitors from Florida.”

Attendance is free for veterans, active-duty servicemembers, guard, reservists, military spouses. Registration is open here. Employers and resource providers interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsoring the event can find more information here.

About Veterans Florida

Veterans Florida is a non-profit created by the State of Florida to help military veterans and their families transition to civilian life and to promote Florida’s status as the nation’s most veteran-friendly state under Florida’s Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS) Program. Our mission can be summed up in the theme – Your Pursuit. Our Power. – because we recognize military veterans are incredibly focused and will succeed in achieving their personal and professional goals when they take advantage of our tools and resources. Visit veteransflorida.org and veteransfloridaexpo.org for more information and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube for updates on veteran opportunities in Florida.

About Premier Virtual

Premier Virtual is an online virtual job and career fair platform. Our online hiring events are designed to bridge the gap between technology and human experience. We are a future-focused company that believes through innovation, we can provide our clients with the best possible solutions to be successful. We build these relationships with Integrity, Trust, Honesty, Transparency, and a Culture of Teamwork built on Servant Leadership. We are all leaders who seek to positively influence each other.