Hiring Our Local Heroes


Through the sole support and partnership of the Duke Energy Foundation, the Foundation for Building Community, Inc. is proud to announce the launch of its 2017 Hiring Our Local Heroes campaign. This campaign is focused on highlighting the unique set of skills that veterans encompass and educating Central Florida’s business community on how to best seek these skills when hiring talent in Central Florida.

Below you will find a list of resources and organizations dedicated to helping our local heroes connect and find prosperous careers within our business community:


Questions or suggestions of other resources for hiring local veterans?
Please contact Danielle Permenter at 407.835.2444 or

AcademyWomen is an organization committed to the success of empowering aspiring, current and past women military officers through mentoring, training, and growth opportunities to achieve their highest potential and work/life balance.

American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.
Camaraderie Foundation, Inc.
Camaraderie Foundation’s mission is to provide healing for invisible wounds of war through counseling, emotional, and spiritual support for all branches of military service members, veterans and their families.

CareerSource Central Florida – Hiring Military
Interested in hiring a veteran? Your company is results-driven. So is the United States Military. Together, take your business to a powerful new level.

Veteran Representative: Homer Boone  |  407.531.1227 Ext. 2076

Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce – Veterans Business Initiative
Led by the Central Florida Disability Chamber of Commerce, VBI is a comprehensive program that selects approximately 100 highly qualified candidates who wish to develop and refine their business acumen. Participants will receive the tools, knowledge and personal contacts needed to further their mission of establishing a meaningful career while advancing their education, and developing their entrepreneurial skills.
A Service of the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense – providing resources for Employers & Veterans’ Employment Service Providers.
Employ Florida Marketplace Veterans
Governor Scott launched a special initiative designed to raise awareness among Florida’s business leaders of the availability of skilled and dedicated military personnel. Join this effort by posting your available positions on Employ Florida’s Special Veterans webpage.

Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses, Inc.
The purpose for the Florida Association of Veteran-Owned Businesses, Inc. (FAVOB) is to promote and unite the many established and start-up businesses that are owned by Veterans and Disabled Veterans throughout the State of Florida and to increase awareness of the organization at the city, county, state and federal levels.

Hire Heroes USA
A not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and their spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.
Mission United
Mission United is a collective effort that addresses the complicated and fragmented systems for veteran services currently in place. It is a community collaboration that serves as a central contact for veterans to access community support, ensuring that service members and their families are never more than two steps from the help they need.
JobPath is the nation's only website that provides an employment solution to employers and the Veteran community through the power of online job training, mentorship and job opportunities.
RecruitMilitary connects employers with high quality veteran talent.
Teach for America
Education inequity affects not just individual children, but our entire nation – we cannot move ahead when we are leaving so many of our own behind. Teach For America aims to strengthen the movement to provide all children with a great education by recruiting, training and supporting leaders to first teach in our highest-needs schools, then to go on to become life-long advocates for kids. That is why we’re tapping into the leadership, perseverance, and dedication to service inherent in our military veterans by recruiting them to become teachers who can put their students on new life trajectories.
United States Department of Labor
Hiring Veterans : A Step-by-Step Toolkit for Employers.
US Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Hiring Our Heroes
Hiring Our Heroes is a nationwide initiative to help veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses find meaningful employment opportunities.


Duke Energy Foundation
Community and service are integrated into everything our company does. Through the Duke Energy Foundation, we provide philanthropic support to address the needs vital to the health of our communities. Annually, the Foundation funds more than $25 million in charitable grants, with a focus on education, environment, economic and workforce development and community impact.

Education and workforce development are central to our charitable investments. Reading proficiency is the most important predictor of school success and high school graduation. By supporting childhood literacy programs, we help bridge the achievement gap and seek to end the cycle of poverty. Our investment in education and workforce development programs spans K-to-career to help ensure local businesses have a pipeline of talent and a diverse workforce. We will continue to build upon the legacy of our founders, whose dedication to community development and education has continued to enhance the regions where Duke Energy serves.

Foundation For Building Community, Inc.
Foundation for Building Community, Inc., is the foundation of the Orlando Economic Partnership. The Partnership’s mission is to build a better tomorrow for Central Florida's seven counties - Brevard, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole and Volusia. We are thoughtful leaders united by a single, guiding principle - that we have both the power and the responsibility to make change happen.