5 things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, February 6

TAMPA - Here are five things you need to know happening in Florida on Wednesday, February 6.

(1) JobNewsTampa.com Job Fair

Over two dozen companies looking to fill around 1,000 job openings are participating in JobNewsTampa.com's Job Fair on Wednesday.

Vitera Healthcare Solution will be recruiting for over 40 positions in IT, accounting, software engineering, sales, marketing, and project management.

Coca-Cola is looking to fill openings in customer service and sales for their February training classes.

Esurance is seeking 50 people for inside sales representatives and claims adjusters/claims representatives positions.

NexTech Systems has over 25 immediate openings for account managers, IT developers, tech support specialists, marketing, EMR specialists, and customer service.

Other companies participating companies include: Alorica, Amerilife, Community Blood Centers, Hess Corporation, Loews Don Cesar Hotel, Massey Services, Inc., Mercury Insurance Group, Northwestern Mutual and Value Pawn.

The job fair is taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Steinbrenner Field in Tampa.

Attendees are asked to dress for a job interview, bring copies of your resume and ask hiring managers you talk to for their business card so you can follow up with them.

To find out more information, call (813) 875-8555. For a full list of participating companies or to pre-register, visit www.jobnwestampa.com .

(2) Retired General speaks at UT

Retired Army Major General Michael Jones will speak at The University of Tampa on Wednesday.

His presentation, Leveraging the 'Long War' Experience to Stimulate Economic Resurgence, is part of the TECO Center for Leadership Speaker Series.

General Jones served for 34 years in the U.S. Army. His last active assignment was as chief of staff for U.S. Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa. He held numerous command points during his career and was twice deployed on to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

During his presentation, Jones will share his thoughts on how management techniques used in the military might benefit the country's economic competitiveness in the global market.

The event is scheduled to being at 4:30 p.m. in Room 134 at UT's Sykes College of Business.

The presentation is free and open to the public, but space is limited. For more information, call (813) 257-3782 or visit www.ut.edu/cfl/speakerseries .

(3) National Signing Day

Wednesday is National Signing Day, a major day for high school seniors looking to play sports in college.

Starting today, seniors can sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI) which legally binds them to play sports with a NCAA member school.

The athletes can sign a NLI in the following sport today: cross country, football, field hockey, soccer, track and field, and men's water polo.

New University of South Florida head football coach Willie Taggart will discuss the players who signed to play for the USF Bulls at a 3:00 p.m. news conference today.

Two high school players from the Miami area that South Florida hopes will play for them are wide receiver Stacey Coaley and defensive back Lamar Robbins. Both have not committed on a school yet and are scheduled to announce their decisions today.

ABC Action News will stream Taggert's news conference live at abcactionnews.com .

(4) Buccaneers cheerleading pre-audition seminar

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will hold a cheerleading pre-audition seminar on Wednesday for women who are interested in becoming cheerleaders for the 2013 season.

Up to 34 cheerleaders will be selected for the team, which entertains fans at all Buccaneers home games and makes frequent appearances at community and corporate functions.

Tonight's seminar will cover all of the "need-to-know" tips for an NFL cheerleader audition and will include a question and answer session with the Buccaneers Cheerleading Department and alumni cheerleaders.

The pre-audition seminar will take place from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at One Buccaneer Place. The cost to attend the seminar is $50.

The team will be hosting pre-audition dance and technique classes on Sunday, February 10 at 3:30 p.m. at the USF Sun Dome. The class is a non-mandatory sessions that will cover basic dance techniques, NFL-style choreography and kickline drills. The cost to attend the class is $35.

Preliminary/open call cheerleading auditions will take place on Saturday, February 16. There is a $30 pre-registration fee to audition. Those not pre-registered must pay a $40 application fee on the day of auditions.

To register for the seminar or technique class, or to see a complete list of details and requirements for cheerleader auditions, visit www.buccaneers.com or call (813) 870-2700, ext. 2430.

(5) Food Truck Fiesta

Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn's Food Truck Fiesta returns to Lykes Gaslight Square Park in downtown Tampa on Wednesday.

People will be able to choose meals from ten different food trucks from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Every month we've been able to add new food trucks

and satisfy every taste imaginable," said Mayor Bob Buckhorn.

This month features four new food trucks: Taste of Boston, PAO Truck, Enjoi Sweets & Company, and Dub & Jimbo's Cajun Invasion.

The six returning trucks are: The Happy Baker, Michelle Faedo, Jimmy's Meatballs, O'macalicious, Burger Culture and NYO Food Truck.

The Food Truck Fiesta is held the first Wednesday of every month. For more information, visit www.tampagov.net/foodtruck .

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