That was when the doors of the Central Florida Fairgrounds opened to the crowd, but not for entertainment or recreational activities. Everyone in line was waiting eagerly for one thing: a job.
“There’s over 500 jobs here,” said Frank Masse, one of the organizers of the job fair held at the fairgrounds, who welcomed in the large crowd of employment seekers. “You hear me loud and clear – over 500 jobs.”
Not everyone who set up a booth or table at the job fair was, in fact, looking to hire. The event also included booths set up by local universities looking to recruit students, and by employment service agencies like Workforce Central Florida and OrlandoJobs.com ready to hand out information on resources available to those seeking employment.
But other employers were there, enough that a directory listing the contact information on each one was given to the prospective employees as they walked in the main door.
The list provided a diverse group, including Crime Prevention Security in Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, Goodwill Industries of Central Florida, Florida’s Blood Centers, HomeTeam Pest Defense, and others.
The Central Florida Job Fair was organized by Christian Help, a faith-based ministry that provides a host of local services, including the fact that each year the ministry hosts this event, one of the largest job fairs in Central Florida. Continue reading