JOB FAIR TARGETS EMPLOYMENT FOR VETERANS
Bay Pines VA Healthcare System and Abilities of Florida, part of the ServiceSource Network are hosting a Job Fair on Friday, February 24, 2012 from 12:00 Noon to 4:00 P.M. at The J. C. Cobb Room at Bay Pines Medical Center, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd.
The Job Fair will have special emphasis on employment opportunities for Veterans and Veterans with disabilities. Similar job fairs have been conducted in the past and have been instrumental in making employment connections for scores of Veterans. A job Fair hosted at Bay Pines in February 2011 drew more than 425 Veterans and nearly two dozen employers with openings. "Our emphasis is to find jobs for disabled Veterans," said Muriel Boysen of the Veterans Employment Outreach Program. "We will certainly assist all disabled Veterans and are specifically targeting Veterans from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom." Laverne Feaster, Employment Re-entry Service at Bay Pines VA said, "Veterans want jobs and need jobs to assist in their recovery and re-integration to civilian life. Any employer who can hire one of America’s Heroes is helping that Veteran with more than just a paycheck, they are helping that Veteran get back on track."
Employers who are planning to attend the fair:
Allied Barton-Security Service
Auto Zone, Inc.
Bay Pines VAHCS
Bright House Networks
City of St. Petersburg/Police Department
Dedicated Carriers Inc.
Goodwill Industries Suncoast
Marco Island Floor Covering
Marjau Systems Corporation
Massey Services, Inc.
Pemco World Air Service
Securitas Security Service
TDC Government Solutions
The Home Depot
United Health Group
Others Services that will have booths at the fair to offer assistance:
VA’s Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom New Dawn Program
Resume Writing Workshop
Clearwater & St. Petersburg Veterans Center
Florida Department of Veterans affairs
ServiceSource Work Incentive Program
For more information contact Muriel Boysen (727) 538-7370, extension 336 or Laverne Feaster (727) 398-6661 extension 7593 .