West Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2021) – CareerSource Palm Beach County is hosting a job fair for veterans and their spouses to connect them with more than 20 local and national employers, and support services. This Paychecks for Patriots event is open to all job seekers as well and will be held at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport Conference Center, 1301 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, on Tuesday, Nov. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with veterans and their spouses having priority entry at 9 a.m.
Employers participating in the job fair include NextEra Energy/Florida Power & Light Co., Amazon, FedEx, Palm Beach County HR, The Breakers, Fifth Third Bank, Pinmar USA, Chartwells and more. There is no charge to participate, but job seekers should create an account in www.employflorida.com for express entry instead of having to do so upon arrival.
“Many area employers actively seek to hire veterans because of the knowledge, skills and attributes they have acquired in a wide variety of specialized fields during their service,” said Julia Dattolo, president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County and a U.S. Navy veteran. “We offer services at no cost that help returning veterans find new employment and transition into civilian careers.”
In celebration of Veterans Day this month, CareerSource organizations throughout Florida are partnering with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and the Florida Department of Veterans Affairs to connect members of Florida’s military and veteran communities with career opportunities through Paychecks for Patriots hiring events this month. In the past eight years, more than 6,700 veterans and military family members have participated in these events across the state. Of the more than 1.5 million veterans in Florida, nearly 83,000 are located in Palm Beach County.
Veterans who are residents of Palm Beach County are encouraged to contact CareerSource about the special employment assistance available to them at the career centers or at www.careersourcepbc.com. Veterans’ services are provided at no cost and include:
- Classes and facilities for job search
- Career development/consulting/placement services
- Grants for job training for those who qualify
- Talent identifiers and assessments
- Referrals to educational and vocational training programs
- Access to computers, fax machines, phones and copiers for job searches
- Veterans on our staff who know how to effectively connect your military experience and skills with prospective civilian employers
CareerSource also assists employers with grants for training employees and provides information about other incentives for hiring veterans.
Career centers are located at:
— Central Career Center-3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; (561) 340-1060
— West Career Center-941 SE 1st Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430; (561) 829-2040