Media Contacts: Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC, Communications Manager
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
352-291-9559 | 352-816-1264 | lbyrnes@careersourceclm.com

Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director
Marion County Public Schools
352-671-7555 | kevin.christian@marion.k12.fl.us

OCALA, Fla. (March 5, 2020) – CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has teamed up with Marion County Public Schools to host the seventh annual Youth Job Fair on Tuesday, March 31 from 2:30-6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Ave., in Ocala.

Exclusively for 16-to-24-year olds, the job fair is ideal for older youth/young adults seeking full or part-time employment, whether permanent, temporary or just for the summer.

There is no charge to attend, but participants must register by March 27 at http://bit.ly/7thYouthJobFair.

To date, the following businesses are scheduled to take part: Center State Bank, Chariot Eagle, Chick-fil-A, College of Central Florida, Custom Window Systems, Episcopal Children’s Services, Florida Department of Corrections, Lockheed Martin, Marion County Public Schools-Extended Day Program, Ocala Landscape Management, Pacific Arches/McDonalds, Phoenix Wood Products, Pratt Industries, R&L Global Logistics and Sitel.

Cory Weaver, assistant director of business relations for CareerSource CLM, said the job fair offers a “truly terrific opportunity for area businesses interested in hiring this age group and for youth and young adults who don’t know how to get started earning a paycheck but are ready, willing and able to work.”

Mark Vianello, executive director of Career and Technical Education for MCPS, noted that 475 graduating seniors have identified “immediate employment” as their goal after high school.

“That’s why this job fair is so very important,” he said. “A student can’t be what they can’t see … they may not know all the opportunities in Marion County.”

While MCPS is co-hosting the event, it is open to older youth/young adults from Citrus and Levy counties as well.

Attendees should bring printed copies of their resume and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews.

Proper dress will be required and all 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, too short or revealing.

Those interested in developing or updating their resume, working on interview skills and/or receiving job fair preparation tips are encouraged to visit one of CareerSource CLM’s career centers located at 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala; 683 S. Adolph Point, in Lecanto; and 2175 NW 11th Dr., in Chiefland. All job candidate services are available at no charge.

Businesses interested in participating in the fee-free event should call 352-873-7955, ext. 1114 or 800-746-9950, ext. 1114.

For more information about attending the Youth Job Fair, call 352-840-5700, ext. 1907 or 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1907 or check the calendar at careersourceclm.com.

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Marion County Public Schools is headquartered in Ocala, Florida and serves more than 43,000 students with nearly 7,000 employees. Larger than the state of Rhode Island, the district takes great pride in its Career and Technical Education Programs, following the LEAD model for certification and performance. An Equal Opportunity School District, MCPS offers accommodations to all students and currently ranks as a “B”-graded district by Florida’s Department of Education. For more information, visit www.marionschools.net and follow us on Twitter @MarionCountyK12.

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 mail accommodations@careersourceclm.com. CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and member of CareerSource Florida.

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