5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, May 22

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Tuesday, May 22.

(1) JobNewsTampa.com Diversity Job Fair

JobNewsTampa.com will hold their first job fair event at George M. Steinbrenner Field on Tuesday.

Approximately 1,000 people are expected to attend the event. The job fair runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Catalina Marketing and Vitera Healthcare Solutions (formally SAGE) are headlining the job fair. Other companies scheduled to participate include Metlife, AFLAC, Kane Furniture, Verizon Wireless, Krispy Kremes, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and more.

For a complete list of the 40-plus companies sending representatives or to pre-register for the job fair, visit www.JobNewsTampa.com .

(2) Gus Bilirakis Employment Fair

Congressman Gus Bilirakis will host an Employment Fair in New Port Richey on Tuesday.

The fair will take place at Spartan Manor at 6121 Massachusetts Avenue in New Port Richey from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

"While there have been signs that our economy is beginning to turn around, many people are still struggling and searching for meaningful employment," Bilirakis said. "This fair will help put those seeking work in touch with employers and job creators in the Tampa Bay area."

Over 40 employers are confirmed for the fair, including Bright House Networks, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Pasco County and the nation's military branches.

For more information, visit bilirakis.house.gov .

(3) Springhill Community Center opens

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn will cut the ribbon on the new Springhill Community Center on Tuesday.

The community center is located at 1000 East Eskimo Avenue in the Sulphur Springs neighborhood.

The center includes a gymnasium, warming kitchen, computer classroom, multi-purpose room, splash pad, playground, and a new sports field.

It is also home to the Virginia Rivers Creative Arts Studio, a high tech performance workshop dedicated to theater and performing arts programs.

Springhill Community Center will serve both children and adults through a variety of programs, including an after-school program in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 3:00 p.m. For more information on the community center, visit www.tampagov.net/dept_parks_and_recreation/ .

(4) FDOT interstates construction open house

The Florida Department of Transportation will hold an informational open house for the public on Tuesday.

At the open house you can learn about improvements to I-275 and I-75 in northern Hillsborough County and on I-75 in Pasco and Hernando counties. Information on a total of nine projects will be available.

The improvements include upgrades such as roadway widening, repaving, interchange improvements, signal replacement, drainage, highway lighting.

The open will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the northbound I-75 rest area at mile marker 278 in Wesley Chapel.

There will be no formal presentation. You can stop by at your convenience during the hours listed to learn about the projects.

(5) Jacksonville United vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies

The Tampa Bay Rowdies are in Jacksonville to play a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second round game on Tuesday.

The Rowdies will face the Jacksonville United of the National Premier Soccer League at Patton Park in Jacksonville at 7:00 p.m.

Jacksonville United advanced to the second round with a 2-1 victory over the Orlando City U-23s.

If Tampa Bay can win tonight, the Rowdies will host Major Soccer League's Colorado Rapids in a third round game at Al Lang Stadium in St. Petersburg on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.

The 99th U.S. Open Cup is a 64-team tournament. All Division I, II and III professional clubs in the United States are participating in the tournament for the first time.

The Rowdies next home game is Friday when it hosts Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. on Military Appreciation Night.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call (813) 287-1539 or visit www.RowdiesSoccer.com .

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