Job fair planned next week at Marriott in West Palm Beach

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.

 application from Roxanna Rosales, right, of the Check Cashing Store, at a job fair sponsored by JOB News at the Marriott in West Palm Beach in 2012. The event was attended by around 2,500 people looking for employment. (File photo/The Palm Beach Post)
application from Roxanna Rosales, right, of the Check Cashing Store, at a job fair sponsored by JOB News at the Marriott in West Palm Beach in 2012. The event was attended by around 2,500 people looking for employment. (File photo/The Palm Beach Post)

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

For more information call 954-252-6640.

Need a job? This company is hiring

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 Reports 81 Percent Rise In Q2 Profit

“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:

  • Miami-Dade County
    • 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
  • Broward County
    • 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
  • Treasure Coast
    • Wire technicians – Stuart
    • Retail – Jensen Beach, Stuart, Port Saint Lucie, Vero Beach

For more information on the positions, visit www.att.com/jobs.

This retailer is holding a job fair for its new store in Palm Beach Gardens

Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts plans to open a new store in Palm Beach Gardens in April, and the company is looking for employees to fill positions, officials said Thursday.

Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts will occupy the former Tiger Direct electronics store at 3942 Northlake Blvd. instead of moving to a new store that was under construction in the Northlake Commons shopping center. A banner advertises its arrival. (Sarah Peters/The Palm Beach Post)
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts will occupy the former Tiger Direct electronics store at 3942 Northlake Blvd. instead of moving to a new store that was under construction in the Northlake Commons shopping center. A banner advertises its arrival. (Sarah Peters/The Palm Beach Post)

The store will be located in the Northlake Commons shopping plaza, just east of Interstate 95 and south of Nortlake Boulevard.

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 fair planned next week at Marriott in West Palm 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.

 application from Roxanna Rosales, right, of the Check Cashing Store, at a job fair sponsored by JOB News at the Marriott in West Palm Beach in 2012. The event was attended by around 2,500 people looking for employment. (File photo/The Palm Beach Post)
application from Roxanna Rosales, right, of the Check Cashing Store, at a job fair sponsored by JOB News at the Marriott in West Palm Beach in 2012. The event was attended by around 2,500 people looking for employment. (File photo/The Palm Beach Post)

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.

For more information call 954-252-6640

County breaks tourism record

A record-breaking number of tourists came to Palm Beach County last year, shattering the 2014 benchmark by 10 percent, tourism officials announced Wednesday.

(The Palm Beach Post)
(The Palm Beach Post)

Roughly 6.9 million people visited the county in 2015, marking the fifth consecutive year of record-breaking growth, according to Discover The Palm Beaches, the county’s official tourism marketing organization.

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.”

This retailer is hiring 450 employees in the Palm Beach County area

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.

(Getty Images)
(Getty Images)

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.”

Applications must be submitted online at The Home Depot’s careers site, www.careers.homedepot.com.

AT&T is hiring in Palm Beach County

AT&T plans to fill nearly 125 jobs in Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

By Stuart Pilbrow
By Stuart Pilbrow

The positions are for retail sales consultants, wire technicians and call center representatives, the company said.

In Palm Beach County, retail sales and wire technician openings are available in Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and Palm Beach Gardens.

AT&T is also hiring for retail positions in Jensen Beach Port St. Lucie, Stuart and Vero Beach.

To apply, visit http://connect.att.jobs/florida.