Laura Byrnes, APR, CPRC, Communications Director
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion
352-291-9559 | 352-816-1264 | [email protected]
Kevin Christian, APR, CPRC, Public Relations Director
Marion County Public Schools
352-671-7555 | [email protected]
OCALA, Fla. (April 11, 2022) – CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has teamed up with Marion County Public Schools to host what will be the area’s seventh Youth Job Fair on Thursday, April 28 from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Hilton Ocala, 3600 SW 36th Ave., in Ocala.
Exclusively for 16-to-24-year-olds, the in-person job fair is ideal for older youth/young adults seeking full or part-time employment, whether permanent, temporary, or just for the summer. While MCPS is co-hosting the event, it is open to older youth/young adults from Citrus and Levy counties as well.
There is no charge to attend, but participants are asked to register in advance at tinyurl.com/16to24.
To date, the following businesses are scheduled to take part: Advent Health, AT&T Call Center, AutoZone, Boys and Girls Club, Brookdale Paddock Hills, Chick-fil-A Ocala, Coke Florida, Cone Distributing, Dollar Tree Distribution, Earthscapes Unlimited, Family Care Givers, Florida Aquatics Swimming & Training (FAST), Florida Department of Corrections, Hilton Ocala, iServe — Sonny’s BBQ and Jeremiah’s Italian, Lockheed-Martin, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Marion County Public Schools, Marshalls, Outlaw Snax, Quad Nurse, Raney’s Inc., Rank Quality Restaurants – McDonalds, Real Truck, ServPro of Ocala, Signature Brands, Skyline Homes, Sky Zone Trampoline Park, Target, Two Men and a Truck Ocala/The Villages and World Equestrian Center.
Dale French, executive vice president for CareerSource CLM, said that the job fair is a “terrific opportunity for older youth and young adults who often don’t know how to get started earning a paycheck, but are eager to learn, ready to work and excited for gainful employment.”
French said the job fair had been on hold for a couple years due to the pandemic but is making a strong comeback, adding that “for businesses, this is a terrific opportunity to connect with the area’s emerging workforce not only to fill immediate job needs but to help build their talent pipeline.”
MCPS Superintendent Diane Gullett said the job fair underscores that “our community offers wonderful opportunities for young people, including recent graduates, to be employed in meaningful and important jobs.”
Gullett added that “we hope those experiences keep people in Marion County because we have immediate positions to fill, too. Everyone who joins our district plays an important role in helping every student succeed.”
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.
Limited spots are available for businesses interested in participating. To learn more or register, call the CareerSource CLM business development team at 800-746-9950.
For more information about attending the Youth Job Fair, call 800-434-JOBS (5627) or check the calendar at careersourceclm.com.
Marion County Public Schools is headquartered in Ocala, Fla., 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 http://www.marionschools.net and follow on Twitter @MarionCountyK12.
CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is an equal opportunity employer/program supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and other agencies as part of awards totaling $7.9 million (revised annually). Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request in Spanish and to individuals with disabilities. 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 [email protected]. CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and member of CareerSource Florida. Stay connected with CareerSource CLM on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.