FloridaCareerLINK Sponsors Hispanic Business Expo and Job Fair

January 25-26 Event in Tampa Expected to Draw 5,000 – 10,000 Hispanic Job Seekers

Clearwater, FL (January 9, 2006) Florida CareerLINK, Florida’s leading local recruiting services company, today announced that it will sponsor the 2006 Hispanic Business Expo and Job Fair’s Village Career Center. The Expo and Job Fair, which will be held January 25 – 26 at the Tampa Convention Center, is expected to draw up to 10,000 job seekers, Hispanic business leaders, and hiring executives from dozens of companies. Tampa Hispanic Chamber Job Fair

“We’re very excited to participate in this event,” said Pam Kauten, president of PEAK Connections, Inc., Florida CareerLINK’s parent company. “There is so much opportunity in the marketplace right now, and our employers are telling us that diversity and bilingual Spanish skills are very important for them today. This trend bodes especially well for Hispanic job seekers, a segment of the market that we’ve been serving very successfully since the launch of the Hispanic Voice section of Florida CareerLINK’s web site in 2003.”

Florida CareerLINK’s Hispanic Voice features Spanish language web pages featuring jobs from top local employers, along with diversity initiative resources and local Spanish-language media.

Local employers including WCI Communities, Walt Disney World, University Community Hospital, and HSBC Bank are among the dozens of companies that will host booths and visit with candidates at the Job Fair’s Village Career Center.

Florida CareerLINK is supporting the Hispanic Business Expo and Job Fair with six billboards on major highways throughout Tampa Bay, and a radio ad campaign with WYUU... La Nueva 92.5, a Spanish-language station.

The Hispanic Business Expo and Job Fair, which is hosted by the Tampa Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, will kick off with a “Salsa & Success” party on Wednesday, January 25 from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM and continue on Thursday, January 26 with a full day of seminars, workshops, and networking events. For more information and a full schedule of events for the Hispanic Business Expo and Job Fair, visit www.TampaHispanicChamber.com or call Michelle Simoneau at 813-414-9411.

About Florida CareerLINK, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Florida CareerLINK is a leading recruiting solutions and software company that develops and provides innovative recruiting solutions and services for LOCAL employers. As the company's flagship job site, Florida CareerLINK.com, was voted the #1 LOCAL recruitment site in the state of Florida for the past 8 years and has also been recognized by Weddle's Guide and CareerXRoad's as one of the top employment sites in the country. For more information, visit www.floridacareerlink.com.
 
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