More than 50 organizations have signed up to recruit employees at a veterans and military spouses job fair that will be held Thursday, Feb. 27, at TIAA Bank Field.
DAV and RecruitMilitary are hosting the fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Transitioning military, National Guard members and reservists are also invited.
At last check more than 400 people had signed up to attend.
More than 1.4 million veterans live in Florida, according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University.
The university estimated unemployment among veterans is 6.2% in Florida, which more than double the rate among the general workforce. The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity said Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3% in December.
Attendees can register in advance for the job fair here.
The following organizations are scheduled to attend Thursday’s job fair:
- Marathon Electrical Contractors, Inc.
- Southeast Connections LLC
- Troops into Transportation
- Sprouts Farmers Market
- Patriot Publishing
- Saint Leo University
- G4S Secure Solutions
- Banker Steel Company
- Active Aero
- Allied Universal Security Services
- Kay & Associates, Inc.
- Colonial Life
- Orange County Fire and Rescue
- First Command Financial Services, Inc.
- HCA Human Resources, LLC
- Southern Wrecker and Recovery
- New Horizons Computer Learning Centers
- Airstreams Renewables, Inc.
- Grand Canyon University
- Deutsche Bank
- Ascension St Vincent's Hospital
- Florida Department of Corrections
- Heavy Equipment Colleges of America
- Emerson Electric Co.
- Florida State College at Jacksonville
- Insteel Industries
- National Aviation Academy
- Raymond James Financial, Inc.
- Omni Amelia Island Plantation
- Troops to Teachers
- Lift Power
- Advanced Disposal Services
- Guardian Fueling Technologies LLC
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection
- Sierra Nevada Corporation
- SRTV Holding LLC
- Logistic Services International, Inc.
- DeVry University
- USO Pathfinder
- Veterans Florida
- A.J.M. Packaging Corporation
- Gainesville Police Department
- Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
- The Geo Group, Inc.
- Pet Paradise Resort
- Airbus Group, Inc.