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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 29, 2024) – CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion has once again teamed up with Marion County Public Schools to host what will be the area’s ninth Youth Job Fair on Tuesday, May 7 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion Auditorium, 2232 NE Jacksonville Road in Ocala.

Exclusively for 16-to-24-year-olds, the in-person job fair is for first-time job seekers as well as future high school and post-secondary graduates seeking full- or part-time employment, whether permanent, temporary, or just for the summer.

There is no charge to attend, but job seekers are asked to register in advance at While MCPS is co-hosting the event, it is open to older youth/young adults from Citrus and Levy counties as well.

Dale French, executive vice president for CareerSource CLM, said that hiring managers representing a variety of in-demand industries will be on hand, including those seeking to fill multiple positions in healthcare, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution, and public service.

“This is the premier opportunity for older youth and young adults interested in finding their first job, gaining more experience or getting started on a career pathway.”

French added that the event also helps area businesses get to know their “next generation” workforce.

“By participating in the job fair, businesses have the opportunity to meet, and hire, young job seekers who are eager to learn about their job opportunities, who are excited to earn a paycheck and who are ready to roll up their sleeves and work hard for them.”

To date, the following businesses are scheduled to take part: Brookdale Chambrel Pinecastle, Brookdale Paddock Hills, CWR Contracting, Dollar Tree/Family Dollar, Eckerd Connects Workforce Connection, Empath Hospice of Marion County, FedEx Ground, Fidelity Manufacturing, Florida Department of Corrections, Hughes Brothers Construction, Marion County Board of County Commissioners, Marion County Building Industry Association, McLane Ocala, On Top of the World, R&L Global Logistics, Sonic, Waffle House, and World Equestrian Center Ocala.

French noted that a limited number of spots are still available for businesses interested in participating. To learn more or register – or to place job orders if unable to attend – call the CareerSource CLM business development team at 800-746-9950.

Those planning to attend should bring printed copies of their resume. Proper dress will also be required – that means no flip-flops or casual sandals, T-shirts with profane or obscene language or images, no shorts or jeans with rips or holes, or any article of clothing 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. The centers are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and all job candidate services are available at no charge.

For more information about attending the Youth Job Fair, call 800-434-JOBS (5627) or check the calendar at


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 $6.9 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, TwitterYouTube, and LinkedIn

Marion County Public Schools is headquartered in Ocala, Fla., and serves more than 45,000 students with nearly 6,500 employees. Geographically larger than the state of Rhode Island, the district takes great pride in its Career and Technical Education Programs, following the Linking Economic and Academic Development (LEAD) model for certification and performance. An Equal Opportunity School District, MCPS offers School Choice and accommodations to all students. For more information, visit and follow on social media platforms @MarionCountyK12.

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