Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Teams Up with CareerSource Florida, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Homebuilders, Uber and Lennar to Hire for Construction Jobs
Nineteen local workforce boards will host a statewide, construction industry-focused job fair beginning June 12 in cities and towns across Florida. In partnership with the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Homebuilders, Uber and Lennar – the largest homebuilder in America and Florida, the events bring together construction and related companies seeking to hire Floridians and individuals displaced by Hurricane Maria for a variety of high-paying jobs.
“According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Florida ranks third in the nation in terms of construction employment and opportunities within this sector continue to grow. Many attractive positions are currently open, and we are proud to partner with nearly 80 percent of local workforce boards throughout Florida in recruiting diverse candidates for these roles,” said Julio Fuentes, President and CEO of the Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Puerto Rico evacuees, veterans, Hispanics and other job-seeking Floridians are encouraged to attend. We are grateful to CareerSource Florida, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Homebuilders, Uber and Lennar for their collaboration and support.”
Whether an entry-level laborer or a skilled engineer, hiring companies offer paid, on-the-job training, so applicants of all experience levels are welcome to apply. Additionally, Uber will provide discounted rates to individuals traveling to-and-from the career fairs in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater, West Palm Beach and Fort Myers using discount code CAREERSOURCEFL.
Locations holding a one-day career far between June 12 and July 11 include Bradenton, Clearwater, Crestview, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Lake City, Lauderdale Lakes, Madison, Milton, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orange City, Rockledge, Stuart, Vero Beach and West Palm Beach.
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The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was founded in 2000 in response to the tremendous growth of Florida’s Hispanic population. It has partnered with nearly 40 local Hispanic chambers and business associations in the State of Florida. Today, FSHCC is Florida’s only statewide economic development organization dedicated toward Hispanic business owners and is ranked by the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and MBE Connect Magazine as one of the top five Hispanic chambers in the country. For more information, visit www.FSHCC.com.