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Local veteran career program receives $38,000 grant, plans to offer hiring event

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CareerSource Central Florida has been honored with the Veterans’ Performance Incentive Award from Gov. Ron DeSantis.
by: Annabelle Sikes Staff Writer

Veterans in the Central Florida area will soon be able to reap the benefits of a $38,000 award earned by the region’s workforce board. 

CareerSource Central Florida partners with Central Florida businesses, colleges and universities to meet industry needs, and connect career seekers to local opportunities.

 Last year, the organization served more than 2,100 local veterans. 

For the third consecutive year, CareerSource has been honored with the Veterans’ Performance Incentive Award from Gov. Ron DeSantis for its excellence in connecting veterans with employment and career training.

The award  includes a $38,000 grant that will be used to further enhance career readiness programs offered to local veterans.

This month, the organization is coordinating a free hiring event dedicated to Central Florida veterans.

“Paychecks for Patriots,” an annual career fair, will connect local members of the military and veteran community with career opportunities across multiple industries including hospitality, trade and logistics, and transportation.

The event will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Participants may attend virtually, or in-person, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Hotel.

Registration is now open here

To learn more about CSCF’s veteran services or to make an appointment with a free personal Career Consultant, click here

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Annabelle Sikes is a staff writer at the West Orange Times & Observer, Southwest Orange Observer and OrangeObserver.com. She graduated in May 2021 from the University of Central Florida with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a minor in sociology.  Her past...

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