~ Virtual Hiring Fair Connected Florida Veterans with Career Opportunities ~
TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) to host a special virtual hiring fair dedicated to employing veterans on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Veterans interested in participating can register and participate in the hiring event by going to the following website: https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/jobfair.
Veterans and their families bring dedication, a special set of skills and diversity to Florida’s workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay is excited to serve those who have served our country. Through Paychecks for Patriots, companies will be connected with talented, well-trained veterans to join their team.
To celebrate Veterans Day, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs and participating Florida employers partnered with CareerSource Florida regions to connect veterans with great careers in their communities.
“We owe so much to our veterans and it’s wonderful that we can offer these hiring events to help those who’ve given so much for our country,” said CSTB CEO John Flanagan. “Last year Paychecks for Patriots event was hugely successful and we’re hoping this year will meet or exceed our numbers. If you know a veteran who is looking to get into the workforce or looking for a new career, we hope you let them know about this wonderful hiring event.”
This statewide hiring fair bridges the gap between Florida veteran job seekers and Florida’s businesses. During the event, CareerSource Tampa Bay will match veterans with employers who value the skills, knowledge and attributes veterans attain during military service. This year’s event will look different than usual, but CareerSource Tampa Bay remains committed to using technology to still allow for service members and veterans to come together with local businesses.
“We are pleased to continue to support Paychecks for Patriots on this Veteran hiring event and are thrilled to continue to support our veterans and their families find careers in the private sector,” said Dan Schneckenburger, Director, Business Services. “We are excited to be able to host this year’s event through a virtual platform as our community rebounds from the COVID-19 shutdowns.”
“This gift honors the resolve and sacrifice of our military community as well as the challenges they face by making sure they and their families have the support they need,” USAA President and CEO Wayne Peacock said. “Caring for military families is our passion, whether it’s through serving our members or supporting military-related causes. We hope this contribution provides vital, long-lasting support to the military community at a time when they are essential to our nation’s recovery efforts.”
Veterans or their family members interested in pursuing career opportunities in Florida who were unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event can view and apply for available positions online at www.employflorida.com. Additionally, a special employment portal for Florida veterans is also available at veterans.employflorida.com with positions and resources geared towards veterans.
About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $23,321,277.
CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2019-2020. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.
Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.