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Job Events for Veterans, Military Families


Veterans and military family members looking for a job or a new career – today is your day. Several Florida state agencies are sponsoring Paychecks for Patriots.

There are 18 hiring events planned throughout Florida Wednesday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. organized by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), and the Florida National Guard.

The state is partnering with Dollar General and nearly 500 employers interested in the knowledge, skills, and of military veterans and families.

Paychecks for Patriots events in the Tampa Bay area include:

  • NEW PORT RICHEY - CareerSource Pasco Hernando
    4440 Grand Blvd.
    New Port Richey, FL 35652
    Department of Veterans’ Affairs Executive Director Mike Prendergast will be in attendance.
  • ARCADIA - CareerSource Heartland
    DeSoto County
    2160 NE Roan Ave
    Arcadia, FL 34266
  • LAKELAND - CareerSource Polk
    Florida Army National Guard
    4140 Drane Field Road
    Lakeland, FL 33811
  • SARASOTA - CareerSource Suncoast
    HQ 3-265th ADA
    2890 Ringling Blvd.
    Sarasota, FL 34237
  • SEBRING - CareerSource Heartland
    Highlands County
    5901 US 27 S, Suite 1
    Sebring, FL 33870
  • WAUCHULA - CareerSource Heartland
    Hardee County
    324 Sixth Ave North
    Wauchula, FL 33873

Unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event? Veterans and military members can apply for available positions online at www.employflorida.com.

Bobbie O’Brien has been a Reporter/Producer at WUSF since 1991. She reports on general news topics in Florida and the Tampa Bay region.
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