Seventh Annual Paychecks for Patriots
CareerSource Research Coast hosted the Seventh Annual Paychecks for Patriots, a special hiring event dedicated to employing veterans and their spouses, on Nov. 7, 2019. Held at Veterans Memorial Park River Walk Center in downtown Fort Pierce, the event attracted veterans from Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties. City of Fort Pierce Mayor Linda Hudson and Congressman Brian Mast attended as well.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs partnered with CareerSource Florida regions to connect veterans with career opportunities to continue our mission to be the most veteran-friendly state in the nation. The statewide hiring fair bridges the gap between Florida veteran job seekers and Florida companies.
“Paychecks for Patriots gives CareerSource Research Coast an opportunity to provide priority service to the men and women who’ve dedicated themselves to protecting our county,” said CareerSource Research Coast President Brian Bauer. “It is one of our favorite events.”
Paychecks for Patriots helped connect veterans with a wide range of employers and meaningful employment opportunities from businesses dedicated to helping veterans and their families find careers that match their unique skills and aspirations in the CareerSource Research Coast local workforce development area (Indian River, Martin and St. Lucie counties).
Veterans or their family members interested in pursuing Florida career opportunities who were unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event can view and apply for available positions online at www.employflorida.com. Additionally, a special employment portal for Florida veterans is also available at veterans.employflorida.com with positions and resources geared toward veterans.