Good News This Veterans Day: Local Veterans Career Program Receives $38K Award; Plus Offers Custom Hiring Event


November 3, 2021

Contact: Lesley Harris

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Good News This Veterans Day: Local Veterans Career Program Receives $38K Award; Plus Offers Custom Hiring Event

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Nov. 3, 2021 (Orlando, Fla.) — Veterans in Central Florida will benefit from a $38,000 award earned by the region’s workforce board for its excellence in connecting veterans with employment and career training. For the third consecutive year, CareerSource Central Florida has been honored with the Veterans’ Performance Incentive Award from Governor Ron DeSantis which includes a $38,000 grant that will be used to even further enhance career readiness programs offered to our region’s Veterans. Established by the Jobs Veterans Act, these awards are granted to organizations that encourage the improvement of employment, training and placement services for Veterans and recognize local workforce development boards for excellence or demonstrated improvements in the provision of employment and training opportunities to thousands of Veterans.

Also this month, the organization is coordinating a free hiring event dedicated to Central Florida Veterans. The annual “Paychecks for Patriots” career fair will connect local members of the military and veteran community with career opportunities across multiple industries including hospitality, trade and logistics, and transportation. The event takes place Wednesday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and participants may attend virtually, or in-person, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel.

Registration is now open at

As the region’s official workforce board, CareerSource Central Florida proudly serves Veterans of the U.S. military through free individualized career coaching, advanced skills training and transition and job placement support. Last year, the organization served more than 2,100 local Veterans. To learn more about CSCF’s Veteran services or make an appointment with a free personal Career Consultant, visit

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About CareerSource Central Florida 
CareerSource Central Florida (CSCF) is Florida’s second largest regional workforce board that is state and federally funded with an annual operating budget of approximately $46.2 million. CSCF provides comprehensive services to connect career seekers and local businesses at no cost. Services include
screening and hiring talent; employee training and education; paid internships and no cost skills training and education programs. In fiscal year 2020-2021, CSCF has served more than 54,000 career seekers and 2,700 businesses. The organization has placed more than 6,300 individuals in jobs and helped advance skills for more than 5,100 career seekers across Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Lake and Sumter Counties. For more information, visit