CareerSource NE Florida joins ‘Paychecks for Patriots’ hiring event on Nov. 5

For Clay Today
Posted 10/28/20

CLAY COUNTY – CareerSource Northeast Florida is hosting Paychecks for Patriots, a special virtual hiring event dedicated to connecting quality employers with local veterans and military spouses, …

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CareerSource NE Florida joins ‘Paychecks for Patriots’ hiring event on Nov. 5

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CLAY COUNTY – CareerSource Northeast Florida is hosting Paychecks for Patriots, a special virtual hiring event dedicated to connecting quality employers with local veterans and military spouses, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 5.

This statewide hiring event directly connects Florida veteran job seekers with Florida’s businesses. During the event, CareerSource NEFL matches veterans with employers who value the skills, knowledge and attributes veterans attain during military service. This year, CareerSource NEFL is joined by CareerSource Florida Crown, CareerSource Flagler Volusia and CareerSource North Central Florida in the hiring event.

Registration for Paychecks for Patriots is taking place now at https://portal.premiervirtual.com/event/register-jobseeker/1750-2020-paychecks-patriots.

“More than 50% of the veteran and military candidates who took part in last year’s event gained employment,” reports CareerSource NEFL Executive Vice President Rebecca Livingston. “This year’s Paychecks for Patriots is different than usual since it’s a virtual event, but we remain committed to using technology to allow our regional employers to connect with service members, veterans and their family members.”

Along with the main Paychecks for Patriots event, CareerSource NEFL is also hosting a series of pre-and-post event virtual workshops for military spouses and family members.

There will be a pre-event workshop offered on Wednesday, Nov. 4. Topics include Veterans Administration Disability and how to follow the claims process from 9 a.m.-10 a.m. and a Military Spouse Program to show what resources are available from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

On Nov. 5, a Veteran and Military Entrepreneurship program, in partnership with Blue Star Families, will be offered from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

Register for any of these workshops at: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ehchj79le36c61e6&oseq=&c=&ch=.

Veterans or their family members interested in pursuing career opportunities in Florida who are unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots virtual 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 www.veterans.employflorida.com with positions and resources geared towards veterans.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs have partnered with CareerSource Florida regions to connect members of Florida’s military and veteran community with career opportunities through the Paychecks for Patriots hiring events since 2012.

CareerSource Northeast Florida is responsible for providing a trained workforce to the employers in Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau, Putnam and St. Johns Counties. For more information on CareerSource NEFL’s services, visit careersourcenefl.com.

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