Special Events and Initiatives

2015 Paychecks for Patriots

On behalf of Florida’s military and veteran community, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard, and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs, along with support from Governor Rick Scott, cordially invite and encourage you to participate again in the annual statewide hiring event for veterans and military families – Paychecks for Patriots. This year, Paychecks for Patriots will be held during the week of Veterans Day, November 8-14, 2015.

In an effort to address the employment needs of service members and veterans across the state, the annual Paychecks for Patriots event works to bring employers with current position openings in Florida to the table with great military and veteran candidates.

 In the past, Paychecks for Patriots hiring fairs have been hosted by the CareerSource Florida regional boards, and we are reaching out to you to confirm your organization’s participation again this year. This year, the event will be held for an entire week and can be integrated into other veteran-centered events you may already be planning for that week.

 Your participation in Paychecks for Patriots the past two years has made a difference in the lives and careers of veterans and military families. According to our records, more than 50 percent of the military and veteran candidates who participated in last year’s event gained employment as a result of the relationships built through the Paychecks for Patriots hiring event. With your help, this year can be just as fruitful.

 Thank you in advance for your consideration of this important effort. We look forward to the support of all 24 CareerSource Florida regions and the local business community to highlight the opportunities available to Florida’s military and veteran communities. With your help, Florida can continue to be the most military- and veteran-friendly state in the nation.

We look forward to partnering with you on this important initiative.

2015 Proclamation

DEO Executive Director Jesse Panuccio meets employers and veterans at the 2014 Paychecks for Patriots event in Ft. Lauderdale and Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera meets employers and veterans at the Tallahassee event.

 2015 Event Locations and Times



Date of Event

CareerSource Escarosa

Pensacola State College,
South Santa Rosa Center,
5075 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.,
Gulf Breeze, FL 32563

9am - 1pm

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton

Destin Community Center,
101 Stahlman Avenue,
Destin, FL 32541

10am - 2pm

CareerSource Capital Region

TBD (Wants VIP to attend),
National Guard Armory,
1225 Easterwood Drive,
Tallahassee, FL 32311

10am - 1pm

CareerSource North Florida

Veterans' Memorial Park
N. Jefferson Street
Perry, FL


CareerSource Florida Crown

Florida Gateway College
Howard Center
149 SE College Place
Lake City, FL

11am - 1pm

CareerSource Northeast Florida

Snyder Armory,
9900 Normandy Blvd.,
Jacksonville, FL

10am - 2pm, with a veterans workshop from 8am - 9:30am

CareerSource North Central Florida

Veterans Memorial Park
7400 SW 41 Pl,
Gainesville, FL 32609
(Off of Tower Road)


CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion

Marion County
Public Library Headquarters
2720 E. Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, FL 34470

10am - 1pm

CareerSource Flagler Volusia

Orange City Office
846 Saxon Blvd.
Orange City, FL 32763

10am - 2pm

CareerSource Central Florida

Florida National Guard at Fern creek
2809 South Fern creek Ave., Orlando, FL

1pm - 3pm

CareerSource Central Florida

VIA Port Florida Mall,
10401 US-441
Leesburg, FL (Formally Lake Square Mall)

1pm - 3pm

CareerSource Brevard

Titusville Career Center
3880 South Washington Avenue, Suite 214, Titusville, FL, 32780

9am - 10am
Veterans only,

10am - 2pm

CareerSource Pinellas

13805 58th St. N 2-140
Clearwater, FL 33760

12pm - 3pm

CareerSource Tampa Bay

13805 58th St. N 2-140
Clearwater, FL 33760

12pm - 3pm

CareerSource Pasco Hernando

Spring Hill Office Center,
7631 Forest Oaks Blvd.,
Springhill, FL 34606

11am - 2 pm

CareerSource Suncoast

Goodwill Manasota,
2715 51st Ave. E.,
Bradenton, FL 34203

9am - 12pm

CareerSource Heartland

Okeechobee County Civic Center,
1750 Hwy 98 N,
Okeechobee, FL

11am - 11:30am
"Priority of Service" to Veterans
1:30am - 1pm:
All Job Seekers

CareerSource Research Coast

Indian River State College,
Wolf High Technology Center,
2400 SE Salerno Road,
Stuart, FL

9am - 2pm

CareerSource Palm Beach County

Jupiter Community Center,
200 Military Trail,
Jupiter, FL

9am - 10am for Veterans and Spouses, then

10am - 12pm for everyone

CareerSource Palm Beach County

Humanities & Technology Building,
Room HT-103,
PBSC Boca Raton Campus,
3000 Saint Lucie Ave.,
Boca Raton, FL

12pm - 1pm Veterans and Spouses only

1pm - 3pm Everyone

CareerSource Broward

The National Guard Armory
400 Southwest 24th Street,
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315

10am - 2pm 

Boca Raton Campus Event: 11/13/2015
12pm - 1pm 

Veterans and Spouses, then

1pm - 3pm everyone

CareerSource South Florida

Northside Career Center,
7900 Northwest 27th Ave.
Miami FL 32127

9am - 1pm

CareerSource Southwest Florida

4150 Ford Street Extension,
Ft. Myers, FL 33916

9am - 3pm




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