Florida Department Hiring 200 Temp Workers After Irma


The Florida Department of Children and Families is hiring up to 200 temporary workers to help with relief efforts following Hurricane Irma.

The department has partnered with CareerSource Citrus Levy Marion and the Manpower employment agency to host a three-day hiring event at CareerSource CLM’s career center at 2703 NE 14th St. in Ocala, according to a news release.

The event is scheduled to go from Sept. 27 to 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The temporary workers will serve as data-entry clerks who process applications for the Food for Florida Disaster Food Assistance Program. Employment will last for the five-week duration of the relief project, with part-time and full-time positions available at $12 an hour.

Candidates do not need a high school diploma or GED, but data-entry experience and a criminal background check are required, the release said.

“Anybody that is looking for work can come to our hiring event here,” Amanda McMillan, a placement specialist at Manpower , told WUFT News. “You will be given a fingerprint background check that is done here at our location. At that point, we’d go through the whole on-boarding process [and] let you know when you will be able to start.”

Interested candidates can register online using the job order 10555031 or visit the Ocala CareerSource office at 2703 NE 14th St.

“We are just looking to meet any candidates that are looking for work at this moment,” McMillan said.

About Lena Schwallenberg

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