5 Jobs In Florida That Veterans Should Explore Today

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The U.S. Air Force F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) aircraft soars over the northwest Florida airspace before landing at its new home at Eglin Air Force Base, July 14, 2011.
U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joely Santiago

This week we are highlighting job opportunities with Hirepurpose partner companies located in Florida. With many veterans benefits and programs, the “Sunshine” state is one of the most military-friendly in the nation.


Florida is home to over 1.5 million veterans, the third-largest population of military alumni in the United States, after Texas and California. Taking into account a very reasonable cost of living, an upswing in hiring, a no state income tax, and the beautiful weather, veterans will surely want to explore Florida as an option for their transition to the civilian world.

1. Registered nurse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Military nurses who are looking for a bit of freedom and flexibility will want to check out this per-diem position with Parallon located in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. As one of the top healthcare staffing firms in the country, Parallon is dedicated to the recruitment and placement of veterans and their family members. Former service members who hold a current state nursing license and have at least one year of experience in an acute-care hospital setting would be ideal candidates for this role.

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2. Maintenance technician in Miami, Florida

Enterprise Holdings, a veteran-founded organization that currently employs over 78,000 people nationwide, is looking for a maintenance technician to join its team at the Orlando Airport. Since joining the ranks of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012, Enterprise Holdings has hired more than 6,000 military veterans and reservists. Transitioning soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines who spent their time in the military performing preventative and regular maintenance on motor vehicles will be well matched for this job. A basic familiarity with computers and the ability to provide customer service is also desired.

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3. Retail sales associate in St. Petersburg, Florida

This part-time position, offered with a leading sales and marketing company, Marketsource, is responsible for sales and brand outreach for Target Mobile. The ideal candidate will possess the ability to build a good rapport with customers and be able to learn wireless product features and benefits in order to help to grow awareness of and increase sales for Target Mobile within the setting of a Target store. This role is perfect for both veterans and military spouses, as there are similar opportunities available in multiple locations across the nation, making the position extremely portable.

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4. Merchandising and pricing lead in Oviedo, Florida

Sears Holdings, honored as one of the “Top 100 Military-Friendly Employers” in 2015 by G.I. Jobs, is looking for a merchandising lead in beautiful Oviedo, Florida. Those veterans or military family members who have served in customer-facing roles and who have a knack for logistics will find their skills transferable here. A talent for “all things visual” is also needed to perform merchandise display design and setup tasks.

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5. Finance manager in Tampa, Florida

Noncommissioned and junior officers who served in military occupational specialties such as financial manager, finance officer, financial management resource analyst, financial management technician, finance specialist, or any job that required working with operational numbers and systems will definitely want to check out this position with MetLife. Founded in 1864 to ensure civil war sailors against war-related disabilities, MetLife is a leader in the insurance industry with roots in the military community. They even have a dedicated military veterans network to help those veterans transition to the civilian workforce. If you have a head for numbers, project and process management skills and a bachelor’s degree in finance or accounting you will definitely want to check this job out.

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