OCALA, Fla. (April 26, 2018) – CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is set to host its fifth annual Youth Job Fair on Wednesday, May 16 at the College of Central Florida’s Klein Conference Center in Ocala.

Held in partnership with Marion County Public Schools, the free event is exclusively for 16-to-24-year olds seeking full- or part-time employment for permanent, summer or temporary positions. The job fair takes place in two sessions:

• High school seniors from 2-3:30 p.m.
• All other youth/young adults, ages 16 to 24, from 3:30-6 p.m.

To date, the following businesses are scheduled to attend: Lockheed Martin, R & L Global Logistics, Cardinal LG, ITonDemand, eResources, United Plastic Fabricating, Genesis Healthcare – Oakhurst Center, Marion County Public Schools Extended Day Program, ClosetMaid, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Rogers Engineering, Southern Loving Care, SITEL, Silver Springs Bottled Water and the Florida Department of Corrections.

Representatives from Marion Technical College will also be on hand to showcase their postsecondary programs.

Brenda Chrisman, career center and business services officer for CareerSource CLM, said the job fair has traditionally been held in June, but was bumped up a month so that high school seniors could take advantage of the opportunity before graduating. Many seniors have completed, or are working on, soft skills curriculum to help prepare them for the workplace.

Additionally, Chrisman said that the variety and number of businesses planning to participate is “phenomenal.”

“Once again, this is an extraordinary opportunity for older youth and young adults as well as those businesses interested in hiring this age group,” Chrisman said. “If you’re interested in earning a paycheck but don’t know where to start, this job fair is the place to be. You’ll meet with hiring managers in an impressive array of industries, from IT and logistics to healthcare and engineering to manufacturing, corrections and more.”

Attendees should bring printed copies of their resume – high school seniors are required to have resumes approved by teacher in advance – and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews.

Proper dress will be required, Chrisman said, adding that those planning to attend the job fair should come dressed to impress – no flip-flops or casual sandals, t-shirts with profane or obscene language or images, no shorts or jeans with rips or holes, or anything that is too tight, short or revealing.

Anyone interested in developing or updating their resume, working on interview skills and receiving job fair preparation tips is encouraged to visit one of CareerSource CLM’s career centers located in Ocala, Lecanto and Chiefland. All job candidate services are available at no charge.

For more information about the Youth Job Fair, call 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1118 or visit careersourceclm.com/pages/job_fairs.


CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities and in Spanish. All voice telephone numbers may be reached using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. For accommodations, call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878 or email [email protected]. CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and member of CareerSource Florida.

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