Career Fairs and Hiring Events — CareerSource CLM

Career Fairs and Hiring Events


The Skilled Trades Job Fair takes place Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Marion Technical College, 1014 SW 7th Road in Ocala.

A Skilled Tradesperson is a worker who specializes in a particular occupation that requires work experience, on-the-job training and often formal vocational education, but not usually a bachelor's degree.

Local businesses will be recruiting to fill a variety of positions, typical of which are CDL Drivers, Mechanics, Technicians, Maintenance Workers, Masons, Warehouse Workers, Plumbers, HVAC, Manufacturing, Welders, Fabricators, CArpenters, Painters, Drafters, Glass Workers, Heavy Equipment Operators and Electricians.

To date, the following businesses plan to participate (check back for updates):

  • American Panel
  • Cardinal Glass
  • C.E.M. Solutions
  • ClosetMaid
  • C.W. Roberts
  • Engineering Solutions International
  • E-One/REV Group
  • Express Environmental
  • Florida Express Environmental
  • Kablelink Communications
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Marion County Board of County Commissioners
  • McLane Company
  • Monterey and Blackfin Boats 
  • Overhead Door Company of Ocala
  • R+L Global Logistics
  • Robins & Morton
  • Signature Brands
  • Skyline Homes
  • Southeast Milk
  • Southern Structures
  • Sun Kool Air Conditioning
  • United Plastic
  • Weber Glass

In addition, CareerSource CLM staff will be available to assist with applications and provide information about career development and training opportunities. 

This event is FREE! For more details, call 800-434-JOBS (5627), ext. 1713 or Click here to download and view an event flier.

Do I need to register?

You are not required to sign up in advance, but  candidates are stongly encouraged to register with Employ Florida at

What should I bring or do to prepare?

Be sure to bring copies of your updated resume, dress professionally, prepare your "elevator speech" and be ready for on-the-spot job interviews.

What if I need help updating my resume or preparing an elevator speech?

Assistance is available at no charge at any of our Career Centers.

What does it mean to dress appropriately? 

You won't get a second chance to make a good first impression. Attire doesn't need to be new, expensive or fancy; focus on being clean, neat and modest. Dress for Success tips Proper attire is required in order to attend any career fair.

What is the difference between a Career Fair or Job Fair and a Hiring Event?

We help candidates and businesses leverage relationships in a variety of meaningful ways. Career Fairs allow seekers to meet a variety of businesses at a single function, while Hiring Events provide an opportunity for candidates to have a more personal, often one-on-one, interaction with representatives from a single business.

I've never been to a Career Fair, what can I expect? 

Check out some of our recent Job Fairs to understand what goes on:

Are you a business interested in participating in an upcoming Career Fair? Contact a member of our Business Development Team for additional information. 

Want to learn more about upcoming events for candidates?