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OCALA, Fla. (Sept. 1, 2022) – Signaling more than just the start of sweater weather, this year autumn arrives in tandem with the Marion County Fall Job Fair, a free event ideal for anyone tired of sweating out unemployment during the summer in favor of finding cool new career opportunities.
Held by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion, the job fair takes place Thursday, Sept. 22 from 3-5 p.m. at the College of Central Florida’s Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road in Ocala. The event is open to any job seeker in the Citrus, Levy and Marion counties’ region.
To date, representatives from the following businesses – all with immediate jobs to fill – plan to attend: AutoZone Auto Parts, AutoZone Distribution Center, Bryant’s Pump Service & Well Drilling of Florida, City of Ocala, Chewy, Chick-fil-A Ocala, CWR Contracting, Dollar Tree Distribution, E-One, Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Department of Corrections, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice, Florida Express Environment, HCA Florida Citrus Hospital, Marion County Public Schools, Marion/Service Roofing and Sheet Metal, Trademark Metals Recycling, and World Equestrian Center.
“There is no better time to lock in a great job,” said Dale French, CareerSource CLM’s executive vice president. “Our unemployment rate is low and we’re seeing businesses throughout our region expanding and looking for those who are ready to work.”
French added that the job fair gives candidates the opportunity to meet in person with hiring managers from a wide array of industries with a variety of positions to fill.
“This is your chance to get your foot in the door, make a good impression and possibly walk away with a job interview or even a job offer,” he said.
Those planning to attend should bring printed copies of their resume and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews. Appropriate attire is required: no flip-flops or casual sandals, t-shirts, shorts, jeans with rips or holes, or anything too tight, short, revealing or with profane language. While masks are no longer mandatory, attendees should feel free to wear face coverings if they wish to do so.
Candidates interested in updating their resume, preparing a 30-second “elevator speech”’ highlighting their skills and experience, and/or sharpening interview skills are encouraged to visit one of CareerSource CLM’s career centers for fee-free staff assistance. The centers are open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 2703 NE 14th St., Ocala; 683 S. Adolph Point, Lecanto; and 2175 NW 11th Dr., Chiefland.
For more information about the job fair, updates on participating businesses, and/or to register, visit careersourceclm.com/event/marion-county-general-job-fair/ or call 800-434-5627.
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 $8.2 million (revised annually). 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 [email protected]. CareerSource CLM is a proud partner of the American Job Center network and member of CareerSource Florida.