The best way to find jobs in Melbourne FL is to write out a list of the major employers, do an Internet search and go to their websites to view current job openings. Many employers now prefer applicants to complete the application online and submit it directly or email it to the human resources department.
For those job hunting in the area, here is an interesting statistic: the median household income for Brevard county is just over $43,200. Those considering jobs in Melbourne FL really need not restrict their search to the local area. Those who live in Melbourne can easily travel to work in Indian River county to the south, Titusville and Cape Canaveral to the north, and Orlando to the west. The geographical location of Melbourne opens up many job opportunities for those living in South Central Brevard County that are only a short drive away.
There has been much in the local news about MidAirUSA and the contract they have to repair 747’s at the Melbourne Airport. Also they have plans in the works to build a much larger hanger in North Melbourne in which to fulfill their contract with Boeing. Despite all the press releases about these new job opportunities in Melbourne FL, unfortunately there is little to be found on the internet or even MidAir’s website concerning how to actually apply for one of these jobs.
To apply for a job at the airport, applicants must go through the City of Melbourne Personnel department as the airport does not accept applications. The City of Melbourne keeps current a list of job openings on its website as well as a downloadable application. If you prefer to complete an application in person you can stop by the City Hall at 900 East Strawbridge/SR 192 between 8:30AM and 5PM.
Health First is a major employer in Brevard County. Their organizations include: Palm Bay Hospital, Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Viera Hospital and Cape Canaveral Hospital. You can find employment information directly on their site.
Brevard County School Board is one of the largest employers in the County employing over 9,000 people. Because they are unionized they also pay a little better than the average. For example a cafeteria worker can earn nearly $9/hour. Visit the School Board site for a complete listing of their employment opportunities or visit the school board Human Resources Services at 2700 Judge Fran Jamieson Way at the Viera Complex.
Some of the other major employers in the Melbourne area are:
- Patrick Air Force Base
- Harris Corporation
- Wuesthoff Hospital
- Rockwell Collins
- Brevard County
- Northrup Grumman
- Brevard Community College
- Florida Institute of Technology (FIT)
The major employers in the area only provide jobs for a certain percentage of the county’s residents. There are other job opportunities with many of the smaller companies and also entrepreneurial opportunities available. If you are considering creating your own job opportunity Space Coast SCORE has small business counseling for free. They are located in the S. Brevard Services Complex at 1600 Sarno Road.
Other employers that are worth considering are the local grocery store chains like Publix and Winn Dixie, Retail stores small and large like Walmart, Lowes and Office Depot. The hospitality industry is alive and well in Florida so don’t forget that large hotels and restaurants employ hundreds of people and have opportunities from entry level to skilled workers to white collar positions like management.
The Brevard Work Force is a central location for discovering what jobs in Melbourne FL are available. Brevard Workforce associated with Workforce Florida which is responsible for overseeing the state’s workforce system. They create strategies to help the citizens of Florida enter and advance in the employment arena. They state, “Our No. 1 priority is getting Floridians back to work while supporting the retention and advancement of those who are employed.”