South County Job Fair packs ’em in

Published on: October 8, 2014

Lizette Ramos talks with Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman at the recent Job Fair held at Hillsborough Community College’s SouthShore Campus. Lizette is currently seeking a nursing position. Chere Simmons photo.

Lizette Ramos talks with Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman at the recent Job Fair held at Hillsborough Community College’s SouthShore Campus. Lizette is currently seeking a nursing position. Chere Simmons photo.

Staff Report

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay, hosted the South County Job Fair on Friday, Oct. 3, at the SouthShore campus of Hillsborough Community College in Ruskin.

Two rooms designated for the fair were filled to capacity from the moment the doors were opened. Job seekers were lined up the staircase to gain entry to the nearly 1,000 jobs being offered.

“We are very excited this year to have employers like Amazon, St. Joseph’s Hospital – South, Mosaic, Brighthouse Networks, Home Depot, Lowe’s, and many more,” said Murman. “The most important thing that we can do in County Government is to help our unemployed or under-employed citizens to find jobs. When more people are working, more people are saving and spending money at local businesses, and the economy continues to improve.”

If you missed the Fair and would like more information about available jobs, email David Robinson at CareerSource Tampa Bay robinsond@careersourcetampabay.com, or visit www.careersourcetampabay.com/pages/murman_job_fair for a listing of positions.

Staff for the local shipping giant, Amazon, had so much interest they stayed after the Job Fair ended and resumed taking applications in the patio area. Chere Simmons photo.

Staff for the local shipping giant, Amazon, had so much interest they stayed after the Job Fair ended and resumed taking applications in the patio area. Chere Simmons photo.

The Florida Highway Patrol was recruiting at the Job Fair also. Above, Trooper Stan Rice and Angela Lyons share a laugh. Rice has been with FHP for seven years and is a Background Investigator for Troop C.The Florida Highway Patrol was recruiting at the Job Fair also. Above, Trooper Stan Rice and Angela Lyons share a laugh. Rice has been with FHP for seven years and is a Background Investigator for Troop C. Chere Simmons photo.

The Florida Highway Patrol was recruiting at the Job Fair also. Above, Trooper Stan Rice and Angela Lyons share a laugh. Rice has been with FHP for seven years and is a Background Investigator for Troop C.The Florida Highway Patrol was recruiting at the Job Fair also. Above, Trooper Stan Rice and Angela Lyons share a laugh. Rice has been with FHP for seven years and is a Background Investigator for Troop C. Chere Simmons photo.

David Ousiany, left, of Elite Staffing Partners, talks with one of hundreds of job seekers.  Chere Simmons photo.

David Ousiany, left, of Elite Staffing Partners, talks with one of hundreds of job seekers. Chere Simmons photo.

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