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Carlsbad Supports Your Service

Carlsbad is one of the best cities for veterans and military families seeking to find purpose and inspiration in any one of our many world-changing companies. Our community values the commitment you made to serve and are equally as committed to connecting you to resources and opportunities to help you thrive in a place you’ve always dreamed of. Veteran support resources in North County and San Diego are plentiful, not just for your career but for all areas needed for your family to succeed.

Want to hire more veterans and military families? Employers can visit our toolkit to find resources and best practices to support those who serve our country.

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Here to facilitate a smooth transition

In North County San Diego, there are a number of programs to really help you identify what’s important to you and what you want to do post-military. Whether it’s Onward to Opportunity or VetCTAP you can get certifications and training you need for that next step. Many of our industry organizations also host workshops, seminars and programs to get the training you want.

Want to go to school? MiraCosta Community College, MiraCosta TCI, CSU San Marcos and Palomar College all have GI-bill ready programs and veteran centers to help you pursue education even while you work.

Put your leadership skills into action

Carlsbad is home to the Southern California Veterans Business Outreach Center. Escondido has a Veterans Business Incubator at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. Want that entrepreneurial vibe? Find a home in one of Carlsbad’s coworking.  Military spouses can access small business & entrepreneurial support through The Rosie Network. Or check out more resources to support your business idea on our Entrepreneur page.

Finding the right fit

Jobs for military spouses can be hard to find if you don’t know that frequent moving is actually the norm. Many of the programs offered to transitioning military service members are also open to active duty spouses. Carlsbad companies have plenty of opportunities from tech, biotech, manufacturing & creative jobs like marketing. If you’re stationed close by, the rich employment opportunities in Carlsbad can help provide invaluable experience that can set you apart for your next move.

Companies Hiring in These Fields

These companies actively hire veterans, military spouses, have veteran employee resource groups or support veteran transition programs. Want to be added to the list? Visit our toolkit page.


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