It’s no secret that a company’s most valuable asset is its people. So if you are looking for a few good men and women to join the ranks of your organization then look no further than our state’s veterans.
More than 1.5 million of the nation’s 21 million military veterans call Florida home. At Veterans Florida, we offer several forms of assistance to our veterans. One of the most sought-after requests is helping to find them job opportunities. Truth be told, the real opportunity is for our state’s businesses – large and small – to work with some of the most highly trained and skilled individuals in the world.
Duty, self-sacrifice and a focus on getting the job done – these are a few of the many outstanding characteristics that become second nature to those who serve in our armed forces. These are not traits that end when veterans return to civilian life. They just need a worthy mission where they can be deployed.
One such mission, led by Florida Power & Light Company, is the acceleration of solar energy across Florida. Today, FPL has eight new solar power plants under construction resulting in more than a thousand new jobs. And it plans to build another 20 solar facilities over the next several years. We’ve joined forces with FPL and its contractors, as well as Indian River State College, CareerSource Florida and others, to help put the extensive training and experience of our veterans to work in the renewable energy sector, while provide them with an opportunity that can lead to an even brighter future. Working with veterans is nothing new for FPL or its parent company, NextEra Energy. Currently 20 percent of NextEra Energy’s 14,000 employees are veterans.
Many other companies are following suit, and realizing the benefits of hiring disciplined leaders for whom teamwork, dedication and integrity come naturally. These outstanding men and women have served our county proud and are ready to use their skills to help Florida’s private sector win.
For more information about working with Veterans Florida, visit www.veteransflorida.org.