Career fair brings local jobs to students

On Jan. 18, Jubilee Job-link will host Opportunity 2006, a job fair for students and residents in Leon and surrounding counties.

The fourth annual fair, held in the Leon County Civic Center, will host over 60 businesses looking for new hires in a variety of professional fields.

Diane Donnally, manager of Cardinal Staffing Service, anticipates recruiting at the fair. “If you name it, Cardinal will provide opportunities from A to Z,” Donnally said.

“Depending on experience students can make anywhere from $8 to $15 an hour in full time positions.”

National Fortune 500 companies like Caspers Group McDonald’s, Aflac and Clear Channel will be looking for new faces. Local companies as well as the City of Tallahassee, Capital Regional Medical Center, Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, and the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches will be recruiting as well.

According to Kara Palmer, media director for Jubilee, it is anticipated that over 700 spectators will arrive for potential new jobs and recruiters anticipate students to be a large part of that number.

“Students will have the opportunity to network with business leaders, put their name out there and possibly practice their skill,” Palmer said.

Jubilee Job-Link is a non-profit employment resource and placement center and a division of Emergency Care Help Organization. The company has been serving the local community for five years and according to its records has helped over 625 people secure jobs since 2000.

The Core Institute of Massage Therapy will offer free massages to anyone while interviewing.

The event is free to the public, offers free parking, and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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