Job seekers will get a chance to meet with 30 employers at a career fair planned May 17 at the Marriott in West Palm Beach.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott West Palm Beach at 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, located just east of Interstate 95. Those who attend the job fair will have their hotel parking tickets validated, organizer jobnewsusa.com said.
More than 1,200 positions will be available, jobnewsusa.com said.
The following companies will be conducting interviews at the job fair:
FirstService Residential: Community Association Managers, Front Desk, Concierge, Administrative Assistants, Security, Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance, Housekeepers, Janitors and Lifestyle
VI at Lakeside Village: Physical Therapists
Towne Place Suites & Spring Hill Suites: Maintenance Workers, Housekeepers and Attendants
Dillards: Sales Managers, Internships and Part Time Sales
Quality Family Care: Certified Nursing Assistants, Registered Nurses and Home Health Aides.
The Club at IBIS: Servers, Bartenders, Host/Hostess, Barbacks and Food Runners
AT&T announced this week that it is looking to fill 150 jobs from Key West to Vero Beach.
The company said most of the retail, call center and wire technician positions are located in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. The jobs are among 475 AT&T openings statewide, the company said.
“AT&T is no longer just a telecom,” said AT&T Florida President Joe York. “We’re about mobilizing lives, from connected cars to wearable technology. This is a time of transformation for us, and we’re looking for employees who are as excited as we are about the future of technology.”
Here is a look at the openings:
Bilingual call center small business and consumer sales positions – Miami
Wire technicians – Cutler Bay, Miami
Retail sales positions – Coral Gables, Hialeah, Miami, Miami Beach, North Miami
Wire technicians – Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderdale Lakes, Pembroke Pines, Plantation
Retail sales positions – Coral Springs, Deerfield Beach, Pembroke Pines
Palm Beach County
Wire technicians – Delray Beach
Retail positions – Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens
Wire technicians – Stuart
Retail – Jensen Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, Vero Beach
The retailer plans to hold a two-day job fair next week to find employees to fill positions at the new store. The fair will be held Feb. 24 and Feb. 25 at FL Career OneStop, 3400 Belvedere Rd., West Palm Beach. It will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts has three other Palm Beach County stores. Locations are in West Palm Beach, Wellington and Boynton Beach.
Job seekers will get a chance to meet with over 30 employers at a career fair planned Feb. 16 at the Marriott in West Palm Beach.
The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marriott at 1001 Okeechobee Boulevard, located just east of Interstate 95. According to organizer jobnewsusa.com, more than 1,200 positions will be available.
The event is Sponsored by Simple Health, El Dorado Furniture, HCR Manor Care, The Check Cashing Store, FirstService Residential and Colonial Life.
Tourism officials said the 2015 visitor tally “dramatically surpassed” Discover’s yearly forecast. Discover had predicted annual visitation would reach roughly 6.7 million.
“We saw a significant increase from our key target markets, particularly those where we made tactical investments and customized our message to resonate with that specific target audience,” said Jorge Pesquera, Discover’s president and CEO.
The announcement comes as the number of hotel rooms, shopping districts and cultural attractions in Palm Beach County continues to increase.
Tourism leader say shopping centers, including the Palm Beach Outlets in West Palm Beach and the $150 million waterfront Harbourside Place entertainment complex in Jupiter, have become huge tourism draws. Both shopping districts opened in 2014.
Meanwhile, the number of hotel rooms available in the county also continues to grow. There has been a surge in new hotel construction, particularly in West Palm Beach, Boynton Beach and Delray Beach.
Tourism leaders say the additional visitors in 2015 resulted in the creation of roughly 6,000 jobs here.
Hotel bookings were also up. Roughly 4.3 million nightly bookings were made at Palm Beach County’s hotels and motels last year, up from 4.19 million in 2014.
Despite the spike in visitors and bookings, the amount of money tourists spent during their visits here fell slightly in 2015. Direct visitor spending totaled $4.83 billion last year, down from $4.84 billion in 2014.
Tourism leaders said Wednesday they were “cautiously optimistic” about the 2016 tourism forecast. Some Palm Beach County hoteliers have said this year’s winter travel season got off to a slower-than-normal start, pointing to unseasonably warm temperatures across much of the country at the start of the year.
As part of its 2016 marketing plan, Discover has said it plans to encourage locals to use social media and other communication channels to encourage visitors to travel here.
“Our future success will largely depend on empowering local residents to become brand ambassadors,” Pesquera said. “We invite all residents to use the power of a personal invitation to support our tourism strategy this year.”
The Home Depot plans to hire 450 people to fill positions at 10 stores in the Palm Beach County area as part of a national hiring campaign, the company announced Wednesday.
The home improvement giant said it plans to hire more than 80,000 employees at its 2,000 stores across the country. The spring is historically the company’s busiest season, The Home Depot said.
“There’s no better time to join our team than spring, whether you’re a college student, recent grad or a veteran hoping to build a career, a retiree who wants a fun job, or anyone who simply enjoys home improvement,” said Tim Crow, executive vice president—Human Resources.
Openings include sales, operations and cashier positions.
The company said it was also seeking “associates to set product merchandising displays, help maintain store appearance, and keep products customer-ready.”