Veterans Services

CareerSource Okaloosa Walton is a recipient of the Department of Labor HIRE Vets Gold Award!

The HIRE Vets Medallion Award is the only federal-level veterans’ employment award that recognizes a company or organization’s commitment to veteran hiring, retention, and professional development.

Veterans1 and Eligible Spouses2 are entitled to Priority of Service at all CareerSource Okaloosa Walton centers. From the point of intake, the Veteran and Eligible Spouse  are given priority access to a variety of services and programs designed to help them gain meaningful employment. Please identify yourself as a Veteran or Eligible Spouse when visiting any of our centers!   

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CareerSource Okaloosa Walton also offers

  • Priority service for our service men and women

  • Career and professional counseling

  • Providing labor market information about jobs and employers in the area

  • Assistance in adapting skills and abilities to the labor market

  • Assistance with Hot Jobs and locally posted positions

  • Help with using the internet to expand your job search

  • Recommendations for training and education to qualify you for better jobs and careers

  • Information about job programs and training for Veterans

  • Support and guidance on how to use resource rooms

  • Resume preparation and critique

  • Job development for Veterans with barriers to employment

  • Providing information on social services and family support

  • Referring Veterans to the Department of Veterans Affairs and providing information about medical benefits

  • And more


Job Alerts

An attempt is made to match actively registered Veterans to every new job listing when it first enters our job bank. If a match is found, a job alert is sent to the Veteran who matches certain criteria such as education, relevant work experience, and occupational goals. You must be registered at to take advantage of this program.


Veteran Email

Daily emails with information on job fairs, new job listings, and local currents events for Veterans. Be in the know. See it first. Sign up by emailing us at Veterans Daily Email


Transition Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a three-day workshop for service members and their spouses that teaches modern job search, career decision-making, labor market conditions, resume preparation, and interviewing strategies. TAP makes the transition from military service to the civilian workforce less complicated and significantly shortens the job search process. Register by contacting the Eglin Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 850.882.9060 or the Hurlburt Field Airmen and Family Readiness Center at 850.884.1257. Register for the online portion and additional TAP resources.


Veteran Targeted Job Fairs

We conduct several Job Fairs annually that are planned specifically to match Veterans with the area's top employers. Announcements will be made on the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton website and on our social media sites.


VA Work Study Program

Participants in this program are a crucial part of the CareerSource Okaloosa Walton Veterans Team. The Veterans Affairs Work Study Program is available to any student receiving Veterans Affairs educational benefits by attending school at least 75% of the time. As a Veteran participating in the Work Study Program, you may work at career centers, university or college offices, Veterans Affairs Vet Centers, Veterans Affairs medical centers or authorized sites. Work-Study students are paid at either the state or federal minimum wage, whichever is greater. Contact us if you are interested in part-time employment as a VA Work Study.


Career Success Workshops

Your local CareerSource Okaloosa Walton center regularly conducts Career Success Workshops to enhance your job seeking skills. Check our Calendar for topics and availability.


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