Job seekers filled the parking lot and stood in a line that spilled out into the hallway of the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center. The list of potential jobs was long and diverse.
Palm Coast, FL – June 7, 2014 – Approximately 400 anxious job seekers streamed into the job fair sponsored by the Flagler County Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Flagler/Volusia Thursday afternoon to speak to more than 36 employers offering a total of 496 employment positions.
Job seekers filled the parking lot and stood in a line that spilled out into the hallway of the Flagler County Emergency Operations Center. Company representatives were busy at tables speaking with potential employees and accepting resumes.
Helga van Eckert, Economic Opportunity Director for Flagler County, said both those seeking work and employers were pleased with the number of businesses available and looking for new employees and the number of applicants.
“This is what economic development is all about,” van Eckert said. “We are connecting businesses with potential employees, everyone benefits.”
The list of potential jobs was long and diverse, including opportunities with the Flagler County Schools, Hammock Beach Club, Gioia Sails South, Sea Ray Boats to the high tech industries CoastalCloud and manufacturer AVEO.
“We’re very pleased with the success of the partnership between CareerSource and Flagler County DEO at our inaugural job fair. We’ve had positive comments from both the job seekers and the participating businesses,” said Robin King, President and CEO of CareerSource Flagler Volusia.
High school and college graduates along with experienced workers and veterans were among those that lined up at the job fair. Van Eckert said that a number of businesses have already asked for this to be an annual event.
“This is a great service that we can provide to our businesses and our residents,” County Administrator Craig Coffey said.