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Virtual job fair seeks to fill multiple manufacturing jobs across South Florida, Treasure Coast

Machinist, packaging, forklift operator, among open positions
Virtual job fair on Aug. 26, 2020
Posted at 11:24 AM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 14:04:10-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Career experts from multiple counties in South Florida and the Treasure Coast are teaming up for a virtual job fair Wednesday featuring more than 30 employers.

CareerSource Palm Beach County partnered with CareerSource Broward and CareerSource Research Coast for the event, which seeks to fill openings in the manufacturing industry.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Organizers said people logging into the job fair will get to talk directly to employers.

"You do it virtually through your computer or come down here and use ours. However, you'd like to do," Veenstra said. "This will be our fourth event. We’ve had 60 employers attend in all, and hundreds of people got jobs."

Despite the pandemic, jobs in manufacturing continue to see growth and employers need skilled workers for a variety of positions, said CareerSource Research Coast spokeswoman Tonya Woodworth.

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"This is a great opportunity for job seekers, especially since the types of positions these employers are trying to fill are so broad," Woodworth said in a written statement. "We're talking HR, sales, maintenance, administrator, machinist, forklift operator, engineer, etc. The list goes on."

Kevin Roth's company, Privacy Glass Solutions in Coral Springs, will be looking to hire up to a dozen people.

"The jobs we're looking for are assemblers, packing, and we also need salespeople as well for the office," Roth said.

Roth said they are looking to make more windows locally because pandemic and tariffs have cut back on overseas production.

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"I think as we try to bring more jobs back here, and more production back here, the manufacturing industry has got to grow," Roth said.

The job fair Wednesday is focusing on manufacturing jobs.

"We’re looking for people that are reliable, who want to work and are not frightened of working hard, that have common sense. We are training. They don't have to have any skills in assembly or packaging or anything like that," Roth said.

If you are a job seeker, click here to register for the event.

Among the companies registered to participate in the event include:

  • Piper Aircraft Inc.
  • Premier Virtual
  • The Nature's Bounty Co.
  • Pursuit Boats
  • Manpower
  • Randstad
  • Waterblasting LLC dba/Hog Technologies
  • The Porch Factory
  • Indian River Select LLC
  • Dometic Corporation
  • Lenco Marine LLC
  • Professional Care Coordinator's LLC
  • Keiser University
  • Niagara Bottling
  • Randstad USA
  • Lasership
  • Lean Enterprise Consulting
  • FL Training Services
  • Manpower Palm Beach County
  • Maverick Boat Co., Inc.
  • Privacy Glass Solutions
  • Sencore Diamond Blades
  • Noal Group Home
  • Tellus Products LLC
  • Dayton Granger
  • Terumo Aortic
  • PAC Seating
  • Liberty Tire - Port St. Lucie
  • GEI Works
  • Aramark
  • Slate Solutions