West Palm Beach, Fla. (Oct. 29, 2023) – In commemoration of Veterans’ Day, CareerSource Palm Beach County is hosting a job fair for veterans and their spouses to connect them with more than 50 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 Hilton Palm Beach Airport, 150 Australian Ave., West Palm Beach, on Wednesday, Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Employers participating in the job fair include Amazon, FedEx, Coca Cola, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, School District of Palm Beach County, Home Depot, The Breakers of Palm Beach, Hilton, Marriott, DSS Inc., Allied Universal, Finfrock, and more. There is no charge to participate, but job seekers should register at this link for express entry instead of having to do so upon arrival: CLICK HERE
“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. “Our services help returning veterans find new employment and transition into civilian careers.”
Up to $12,000 Now Available to Eligible Veterans, Spouses for Job Training
Also, CareerSource Palm Beach County is now offering up to $12,000 for occupational training to eligible veterans and military spouses seeking employment through their Careers for Veterans Grant program. The program pays for licenses, degrees, and certification to help veterans and their spouses gain credentials for in-demand jobs specific to Palm Beach County. The program also provides up to $3,000 for support services to cover the cost of books, licensing fees, tools, and even childcare.
Applying for the program is easy – go to the CareerSource website at this link: https://www.careersourcepbc.com/job-seekers/job-seeker-services/careers-for-veterans-grant
A CareerSource Veterans Employment Services staff member will receive the results to determine eligibility and suitability, and contact applicants with the determination and information.
Special Employment Assistance for Veterans
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
Career centers are located at:
-- Central Career Center-3400 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406; (561) 340-1060
-- West Career Center- 1085 South Main Street, Belle Glade, FL 33430; (561) 829-2040
About CareerSource Palm Beach County:
CareerSource Palm Beach County is the non-profit organization chartered by the state to lead workforce development in Palm Beach County. During the past five program years, CareerSource assisted nearly 33,000 residents find employment/reemployment ranging from entry level to executive suite. CareerSource also awarded $11.9 million in grants to area businesses and employees for job training and educational assistance during that time. More information is available at: www.careersourcepbc.com.
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STEVENS AMENDMENT:
CareerSource Palm Beach County, Inc. is the direct service provider for various workforce programs supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and other agencies as part of awards totaling $14,386,462 (revised annually). Unless otherwise stipulated, all statements, news releases, requests for proposals, bid solicitations and other applicable documents are fully funded from federal sources.