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Telecommuting jobs among offerings at job fair

Posted at 5:25 PM, Apr 11, 2016

Looking for a job or maybe a career change? Dozens of local businesses with open positions for everything from welders to cellphone sales took part in the Tampa Bay Job and Career Fair in St. Petersburg.

This job fair offered a little bit of everything, but we know so many of you are interested in flexibility so we focused on two companies who claim to pay a solid wage and allow their employees to telecommute.

We watched hundreds of job seekers including Craig Herring make introductions and hand out resumes. Companies hiring everything from outside sales to law enforcement packed the Coliseum to sort through potential candidates.

Lorraine Coffey hasn't had to search for a job in 11 years. She’s looking for an administrative assistant position.

Among the traditional employers, we found companies who use telecommuting as a recruiting tool. Aflac is looking for account executives to work with small businesses. Employees can work from home and the company says most first-year employees earn $50,000 to $60,000. But Aflac's openings are commission only.

Across the hall we met FIS, a company that bills itself as number one in financial technology. FIS says it allows some of its management and IT staff to telecommute. The salary range, depending on the position, is $40,000 to $80,000 a year.

If you missed today’s job fair there is another one Tuesday in Tampa. 

You can learn more here.