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State, CareerSource Chipola team up for first Veterans’ hiring event

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MARIANNA – CareerSource Chipola is hosting a special hiring fair dedicated to employing veterans on November 18, 2021, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. 

The first 30 minutes of this Paychecks for Patriots event, held at Evangel Church in Marianna, will be reserved for veterans and their spouses before opening to the public.

To celebrate Veterans Day, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, and participating Florida employers are partnering with CareerSource Florida regions to connect veterans with career opportunities to continue Governor DeSantis’ mission to be the most veteran-friendly state in the nation.  

This statewide hiring fair bridges the gap between Florida veteran job seekers and Florida’s businesses. During the event, CareerSource Chipola hopes to match veterans with employers who value the skills, knowledge, and attributes veterans attain during military service.

“CareerSource Chipola is dedicated to educating local employers about the benefits of hiring veterans and connecting those veterans with businesses that can benefit from their unique skills and training,” says Richard Williams, Executive Director of CareerSource Chipola. 

“We are grateful for the service of our veterans and are proud to work closely with them as they navigate civilian employment.”

Veterans are connected by a wide range of employers through services provided by CareerSource Florida. 

Paychecks for Patriots provides veterans with meaningful employment from businesses that are dedicated to helping veterans and their families find careers that match their unique skills and aspirations in the CareerSource Chipola area. 

For more information about this event, call CareerSource Chipola at 850-633-4419. Veterans or their family members interested in pursuing career opportunities in Florida who are unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event can view and apply for available positions online at www.employflorida.com. Additionally, a special employment portal for Florida veterans is also available at veterans.employflorida.com with positions and resources geared towards veterans.

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