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90+ full- and part-time positions available

OCALA, Fla. (April 19, 2017) – Rural King is preparing to open its new Ocala store by hiring more than 90 full- and part-time positions, including sales associates and department managers.

The Ocala store will be Rural King’s seventh in Florida and 100th in the company’s chain of stores in 11 states. Located at U.S. Highway 27 and Northwest 27th Avenue, it is set to open in mid-July.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will hold four hiring events for Rural King on April 24, 25, 26 and 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Career Center, 2703 NE 14th St., in Ocala.

There is no charge to attend and no appointment is necessary, but candidates are asked to register with Employ Florida at and are encouraged to apply online before attending one of the events.

Successful applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, basic computer skills and be able to lift 50 lbs. Those applying for department manager positions must also have 12 months of related experience.

Founded in 1960 in Mattoon, Ill., Rural King is known as “America’s Farm and Home Store” for its diverse mix of products, with offerings from livestock feed, farm equipment and workwear to fashion clothing, housewares and toys.

Applicants interested in preparing for one of the hiring events may get help fine-tuning their resume and brushing up on interview skills at any CareerSource CLM career center.

For more information about the Rural King hiring events and/or CareerSource CLM’s fee-free employment services call 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1270 or visit


CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is the local, business-led nonprofit connecting employers with qualified, skilled talent and job seekers with employment and career development opportunities. Last year, CareerSource CLM provided fee-free services to more than 3,600 businesses and nearly 40,000 job seekers.

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion is an equal opportunity employer/program. 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 e-mail [email protected] CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Jobs Center network and member of CareerSource Florida.

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