Castor Hosts Tampa Job Fair, 50 Companies Hiring

U.S. House Rep. Kathy Castor says that while the economy has shown some improvement, momentum must be maintained. That is why she is hosting a job fair on Saturday, March 3, 2012.

Castor is hosting the job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Workforce Tampa Career Center at 9215 N. Florida Ave. More than 50 companies representing for-profit, nonprofit and government entities will be in attendance, including Amscot, Bright House, Department of Children & Families, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Sweetbay, Home Depot, Nielsen and the University of South Florida.

Castor says the job fair evolved from a need expressed throughout the community in recent months.

"I've done six foreclosure prevention workshops," says Castor. "And when I asked around the community about doing another housing workshop the answer was, 'No. We need one on jobs.' ''

"The economy is getting better," continues Castor. "We've had 23 months of private sector job growth and the unemployment rate is down. We just need to keep the momentum going. We have many employers who are hiring. While we have some momentum, we have a way to go here. If we can put businesses in touch with talented people, that's a winning combination."

Writer: Missy Kavanaugh
Source: Kathy Castor, 11th District Florida, U.S. Congress
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