Kicking off a week of exciting events leading up to the famed Player’s Championship, TPC Sawgrass hosted its tenth annual Military Job Fair in partnership with the Jacksonville Military Veterans Coalition on Saturday, March 6th.
The JMVC is an organization that honors military veterans and currently serving members of the National Guard and Reserve by facilitating business, career, and education opportunities within the community. They are no stranger to partnering with The Players, having hosted the Military Job Fair together in previous years, as well.
Though the day of the job fair itself was a bit rainy and overcast, attendees were in high spirits as they greeted one another in person for likely the first time in a long time.
Twenty-five companies had representatives on-site accepting resumes and talking to interested attendees, while even more were available on the Jobs for Vets website. In previous years, the job fair hosted more than 50 companies at a time, but due to new COVID-19 regulations the event capacity was cut in half.
Many of the attending companies were local organizations, such as Clay County, FSCJ, UNF, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, and Jacksonville Fire and Rescue, while others were from nationally recognized companies such as Amazon, Walmart, and United Rentals.
Three of TPC’s Proud Partners, Grant Thornton, Optum, and Morgan Stanley, were also in attendance at the job fair and accepting resumes.
The job fair itself was free and open to all military personnel, veterans, and military spouses who were seeking employment. With layoffs and unemployment rates skyrocketing in the last year due to the pandemic, the job fair offered a spark of hope for the future.
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