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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Upcoming medical career fair to highlight healthcare jobs in demand

Healthcare professionals and those interested in careers in the medical field are invited to attend the upcoming 2018 Medical Career Fair in Ocala.

The free event, which will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will be at One Health Center, 1714 SW 17th St. It is being sponsored by CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion in partnership with One Health Center, an urgent care all-in-one facility.

Healthcare businesses are recruiting to fill in-demand positions, such as certified nursing assistants, home health aides, licensed practical nurses, medical office assistants, personal care aides, registered nurses and sitter/companions.

“We are very excited to partner with One Health Center to bring this exclusive opportunity to businesses and medical professionals in our community,” said Brenda Chrisman, CareerSource CLM’s business development officer.

Several businesses are planning to send representatives to the career fair, including Genesis Healthcare–Oakhurst Center, Family Life Care, Home Instead Senior Care, Marion Oaks Assisted Living, Ocala Community Care, Ocala Health and Rehabilitation, One Health Center, ResCare Homecare, Safer at Home, The Vines Hospital, TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, VIPcare Healthcare and Visiting Angels. For updates on participating businesses, visit careersourceclm.com.

In addition, representatives from the College of Central Florida, Rasmussen College and Saint Leo University will provide details about post-secondary healthcare programs. And CareerSource CLM staff will be on hand with information about fee-free job placement and career development services.

While advance registration is not required, candidates interested in fast, easy access to the event are encouraged to register at www.employflorida.com. Candidates also should bring copies of their resume, dress professionally and be prepared for on-the-spot job interviews.

“Candidates interested in updating their resume, getting help preparing a 30-second ‘elevator speech’ or sharpening interview skills are encouraged to visit one of our three career centers for free assistance,” Chrisman said. The centers are located at 2703 NE 14th St., Ocala; 683 S. Adolph Point, Lecanto and 2175 NW 11th Dr., Chiefland.

Chrisman added that limited space is still available for healthcare businesses interested in taking advantage of the “targeted, effective and efficient way to engage with qualified candidates.” There is no charge to participate, interview space is available upon request and logistics and staff support also are provided. Businesses or candidates interested in learning more should call 800-434-5627, ext. 1713.