Bay Pines VA to Host Veterans Job Fair Aug. 2 - Bay Pines VA Healthcare System
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Bay Pines VA to Host Veterans Job Fair Aug. 2

July 24, 2018

BAY PINES, FL —The Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (VAHCS) will host a job fair on Thursday, August 2, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the J.C. Cobb room located in building 100 (main hospital building) of the C.W. Bill Young VA Medical Center. A campus map can be accessed here. Parking will be made available in the parking lot located adjacent to the medical center building.

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 Veterans seeking employment in the federal government.

Qualified applicants will be interviewed on the spot, and tentative job offers may be made that day. Applicants interested in positions in Nutrition and Food Service, Housekeeping and Engineering are encouraged to bring their resume, DD214 (Member 4 Copy with Character of Service), VA letter showing disability rating, and Schedule A letter if applicable.

"Our organization has a very special and inspiring mission – to honor America’s Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being," said Suzanne M. Klinker, Director, Bay Pines VAHCS. "We have been able to fulfill this mission because of our dedicated workforce and our ability to find the best and brightest professionals to join our team."

More than 1,500 Bay Pines VAHCS employees previously served in the military. This number equates to approximately 35 percent of the current workforce.

“We have an unwavering commitment to support Veterans. A big part of our mission is offering Veterans statutory hiring preference, and, in some cases, non-competitive placement in various technical and professional occupations,” said Jeffrey Heinrichs, Chief, Human Resources Management Service.

“Bay Pines is a place where Veterans can grow a career, while sharing life experiences in an environment that can help others heal,” he said.

For more information about the upcoming job fair, please contact Brenda Sykes, Section Chief, Human Resources Management Service at (727) 398-6661, extension 10636.

About the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System

The Bay Pines VAHCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is one of the nation’s leading VA healthcare systems, employing more than 4,300 medical professionals and support staff dedicated to providing the very best care to Veterans residing in southwest Florida. The organization is one of the largest VA health care systems in the country in terms of patients served and is accredited by The Joint Commission, Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, and several other nationally recognized accrediting organizations. The Bay Pines VAHCS operates nine facilities to include the main medical center located in Bay Pines and outpatient clinics located in Bradenton, Cape Coral, Naples, Palm Harbor, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, and Sebring. To learn more, please visit, like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at