Jocelyn Oliver is a retired nurse but she came to the AdventHealth job expo because wants to help.
"Once you’re a nurse you realize that one group of your colleagues are getting tired and other people need to step up to the plate. And that’s what my focus is today," said Oliver.
And for people who want to help others, there are plenty of opportunities at Amelia Arena where AdventHealth is doing on-site interviews and hirings Oct. 26-27.
"We’re looking to hire around 1000 here in west Florida and that ranges from registered nurses, physical therapists, environmental services, and administrative support," said Michael Kramb with Human Resources for AdventHealth.
And right now many people are looking for a fresh start, like Lequondra Davis who has been unemployed for months.
"I’ve been through a lot this year, from losing my brother. I’ve just been through a lot emotionally and mentally," said Davis.
Davis says she feels grateful to God for getting an administrative job offer during the expo on Tuesday.
"He truly provides for all of his children and he provided for me," said Davis.
AdventHealth is hosting a two-day career fair at AMALIE Arena in downtown Tampa.
It runs from Tuesday, Oct. 26 to Wednesday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
The company is looking to fill nearly 1,000 clinical and non-clinical openings across Tampa Bay in its hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and urgent care centers.
Job locations include Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Marion, Pasco and Pinellas counties.
Job seekers can expect on-site interviews and same-day offers with sign-on incentives.
AdventHealth asks that you register in advance for the career fair on their website HERE.