CareerSource Palm Beach County Hosting Paychecks for Patriots Hiring Event for Veterans Nov. 13 as part of Statewide Campaign

(Nov. 8, 2019) – More than 25 local and national employers are expected to participate in Paychecks for Patriots, a special hiring event for local veterans and spouses hosted by CareerSource Palm Beach County on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport, 1301 Belvedere Road, in West Palm Beach.

West Palm Beach, Fla. (Nov. 8, 2019) – More than 25 local and national employers are expected to participate in Paychecks for Patriots, a special hiring event for local veterans and spouses hosted by CareerSource Palm Beach County on Wednesday, Nov. 13 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Holiday Inn Palm Beach Airport, 1301 Belvedere Road, in West Palm Beach.

Employers participating at the hiring event include Amazon, Scripps Florida, Home Depot, Hertz Hardrives, Palm Tran, Allied Universal, FDOT, Kasper Electric, Manpower, US Census, US Foods, Holiday Inn and more. All have immediate job openings to fill and will be hiring onsite. Register as a job seeker on www.employflorida.com  for express entry to the event, bring printed copies of your resume and dress in business attire. There is no cost to attend.

“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 Steve Craig, president and CEO of CareerSource Palm Beach County. “We offer services at no cost that help returning veterans find new employment and transition into civilian careers.”

CareerSource organizations throughout Florida are partnering with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard 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 in November. Thousands of military and veteran candidates and their family members who participated in these events across the state have gained employment as a result. Of the more than 1.45 million veterans in Florida, 70,000 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

Services for employers: CareerSource provides a comprehensive package of services to help businesses compete in today’s challenging marketplace. CareerSource absorbs the cost of most of these services including recruitment, assessments and referrals of qualified job candidates; space and staff assistance for screening/interviewing candidates; and grants for training employees. 

Services for career seekers: Our career centers in West Palm Beach, Delray Beach and Belle Glade offer classes and facilities for job search, career development and consulting; and grants for job skills training – all at no cost. Schedules of workshops and employer hiring events are posted at www.careersourcepbc.com. From this same home page, you also will find our mobile-friendly Virtual Career System with online tools and resources to access our programs and services 24/7.

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Note to editors: You are invited to send a reporter/photographer/video crew to interview a CareerSource Palm Beach County spokesperson, employers and/or career seekers at this event. Please call 561.340.1061 ext. 2224 for scheduling.