Spring Career Fairs plant seeds of opportunity for businesses, job candidates

OCALA, Florida – Employment and recruiting opportunities will be in full bloom next month during a pair of Spring Career Fairs hosted by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion.

The annual career fairs will take place in Citrus County on Tuesday, March 26 at the College of Central Florida’s Learning and Conference Center in Lecanto and on Thursday, March 28 at CF’s Klein Conference Center in Ocala.

The Citrus County event will be held from 3-5 p.m. and the Marion County career fair is set from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Businesses and candidates are invited to attend either or both of the fee-free events:

·  Area businesses interested in taking part should call 352-873-7955, ext. 1713 or 800-746-9950, ext. 1713.

·  It is not necessary for candidates to sign up ahead of time, but those interested in participating are strongly encouraged to first register with EmployFlorida.com. While there is no charge to take part, appropriate dress is required. More information can be found by searching forUpcoming Career Fairs at careersourceclm.com or calling 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1713.

Brenda Chrisman, CareerSource CLM’s business services officer, said that holding the career fairs on two days in two locations “offers multiple opportunities for area businesses and candidates in that they have the flexibility to attend both.”

Chrisman said the career fairs provide businesses with a “fast, efficient and effective” way to recruit, and candidates benefit because businesses are looking to hire now. Last year, 26 area businesses attended the career fair in Citrus County and 35 did so in Marion County.

Free career fair preparation assistance is available for candidates at CareerSource CLM career centers.