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Orange City job fair to help veterans
By Joe Crews
posted May 8, 2013 - 6:13:58pm
A job fair targeting veterans and their families is coming up Friday, May 10, at the One-Stop Employment Center in Orange City, run by the local workforce development organization the Center for Business Excellence.
Dubbed the "Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair," the event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the One-Stop center, 846 Saxon Blvd., Orange City. There will be simultaneous job fairs for veterans, National Guard members and their families in multiple regions around Florida, organizers said in a release.
As of Tuesday, companies that had confirmed they would be there include Dollar General, Florida National Guard and the Guard's Adjutant General's office, Lowe's Home Improvement, Wells Fargo bank, AO Precision Manufacturing, Florida Highway Patrol, U.S. Foods, Frontier Communications, the Flagler County Sheriff's Office and Sears - Home Professionals.
Other companies may show up, but haven't confirmed their attendance as of Wednesday, Richard Cuebas and Phllip Pingshaw, local veteran employment representatives at the One-Stop centers in Orange City, Daytona Beach and Flagler County said in a release.
Veterans are reminded that the One-Stop centers offer free workshops that can help them refine their résumés, and interviewing and other job-seeking skills, Pingshaw and Cuebas said.
Anyone registering for the job fair must be enrolled at www.employflorida.com; preregistering will speed up entry. After creating an account on EmployFlorida.com, scroll down to the "Manage Activities" tab in the left column. then click on "Events" to find the job fair listing and follow the prompts.
For more information, contact Cuebas at the Orange City One-Stop center at 386-561-9569 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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