Media Contact: Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC
Direct: 352-291-9559 | Mobile: 352-816-1264
OCALA, Fla. (Oct. 21, 2020) – CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold a “Paychecks for Patriots” virtual career fair on Tuesday, Nov. 10 as part of a statewide effort to connect Florida veterans with career opportunities. The career fair takes place from 10-11:30 a.m.
During Paychecks for Patriots, now in its eighth year, CareerSource CLM will help match veterans with employers who value the knowledge, skills and attributes attained during military service. Similar hiring events, mostly virtual, will be held throughout the month by other CareerSource Florida regions.
CareerSource CEO Rusty Skinner said Paychecks for Patriots, which is open at no charge to veterans and members of military families, is part of an ongoing effort to “help make Florida the most veteran-friendly state in the nation.”
“With Veterans Day upon us, and during our special month of giving thanks, we can think of no finer way to honor those who have served our country than by hiring a hero,” Skinner said.
CareerSource CLM is using a multi-functional platform developed by recruiters that enables businesses and candidates to participate from anywhere on any device.
“This year’s event may look different than usual, but CareerSource CLM remains committed to using technology to still allow for service members and veterans to come together with local businesses,” Skinner said. “It enables veterans to meet in real time with hiring managers, learn about job openings and submit resumes.”
For veterans unable to access the job fair online, a limited number of computers will be available by appointment only at the CareerSource CLM career center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala. To schedule an appointment, call 800-434-JOBS (5627).
Veterans Helping Veterans will also have limited computer access at its office, 2730 E. Silver Springs Blvd., in Ocala.
Skinner noted that veterans interested in updating their resume, sharpening interview skills or other employability assistance are encouraged to take advantage of CareerSource CLM’s fee-free services, available virtually and in-person:
> Virtual staff assistance is available Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by phone, email, Live Chat or teleconferencing.
> In-person assistance is available weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Career Centers in Ocala, Lecanto and Chiefland; appointments are recommended but not required.
Veterans interested in learning more about Paychecks for Patriots or CareerSource CLM’s Veterans Services, should call 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 2225. Businesses interested in participating should call 800-746-9950, ext. 2205.
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is a member of CareerSource Florida and a proud partner of the American Job Center network. CareerSource CLM is supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and other agencies as part of awards totaling $8.7 million (revised annually). CareerSource CLM 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 listed above may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Florida Relay Service at 711. For accommodations, call 800-434-5627, ext. 7878 or e-mail [email protected]. Please make request at least three business days in advance. Stay up-to-date by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or LinkedIn.