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Construction Job Fair set June 14 at College of Central Florida

College of Central Florida

CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion will take part in a statewide initiative to help fill jobs in the recovering construction industry by holding a Construction Job Fair in June.
The job fair takes place Thursday, June 14 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at the College of Central Florida’s Klein Conference Center, 3001 SW College Road, in Ocala.

Candidates will be able to meet hiring representatives with jobs to fill in the construction and building trade industry. There is no charge to attend the job fair, but candidates should register for the event prior to attending at https://bit.ly/constjobfair.

“There’s no question that the construction industry took a hit during the recession, but jobs are now in high demand throughout Citrus, Levy and Marion counties,” said Brenda Chrisman, CareerSource CLM’s business services officer. “In fact, jobs for construction trade workers in our region are projected to grow by 17 percent through 2025.”

Chrisman said that registering for the job fair ahead of time helps ensure fast, easy access to the event. She also said it is important for candidates to dress appropriately, bring printed copies of their current resume and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews.

Fee-free services are available at any of CareerSource CLM’s career centers for those interested in updating their resume or sharpening interview skills prior to the job fair.

For additional information, job candidates should call 800-434-JOBS, ext. 1118 or visit the career fairs page at careersourceclm.com.

There is also no charge for businesses to take part in the Construction Job Fair, which Chrisman said is a “fast and effective recruiting opportunity.” Construction businesses interested in participating must be registered in, and have active job orders with, Employ Florida. For more information, call 800-746-9950, ext. 1713.