Manatee: Annual hiring fair to feature strong employer lineup

Published on: September 21, 2017

MANATEE COUNTY, FL (September 20, 2017) – Over 40 employers and agencies have signed up to be at this year’s Annual Hiring Fair at Manatee County’s Downtown Library on Monday, September 25, from 1 PM to 4PM. Representatives will be on hand from community and employment agencies, along with the financial, construction, mechanical, education, government, health/medical, hospitality, retail, senior living industries.
The Hiring Fair, one of Manatee Libraries’ largest events, is different from other hiring fairs because it offers free one-on-one resume consultations and career resources. In addition, all six of Manatee Libraries offer free computer usage, enabling job seekers to research employers and submit resumes online.
New this year: Door prizes, which include a Starbucks gift card, T-shirts and gift baskets. All registered attendees will be eligible. Refreshments, including coffee, will be made available for free on the Second Floor lounge.
Downtown Central Library is located at 1301 Barcarrota Boulevard West, Bradenton 34205, and the event will take place in the First Floor Auditorium and Second Floor. Job seekers are encouraged to dress their best and bring copies of their resumes or a USB drive with their resume.
Downtown Library’s Information Services’ team has been providing resume consultations prior to the Hiring Fair. Those interested can call 941-748-5555, ext. 6311, to set up a 30-minute appointment.
Employers and employment agencies who plan to attend the fair as of this writing:
About the Manatee County Public Library System: The Florida Library Association’s 2016 Library of Year and 2013 “Library Innovation” winner, the Manatee County Public Library System supports the County’s growing community and visitors through a wide range of educational and technological resources and programs at six facilities in downtown Bradenton (Riverwalk), the east county region, the south county area, Holmes Beach, Palmetto and Ellenton. This past year, Manatee Libraries was visited by nearly 850,000 customers who made use of its resources over 3.9 million times (a record high). Downloads of their digital ebook/eaudio/movies have continued to double each year, while technical training and computer assistance were up 16%. The 47,000 customers who attended their wide variety of informational and educational programs and events reflect an increase of 130% since 2006. For more information, call Downtown Library at (941) 748-5555, ext. 6307. For more information on Manatee County Public Library System, visit, follow them at Facebook, Twitter and Instragram @manalibraries. For more information about Manatee County Government, call 941-748-4501 or visit, or twitter @ManateeGov