Tampa Bay area companies are focusing their hiring efforts on former military members.
TAMPA, Fla. - “Veterans! Oh God! We love them!”
Patrick Felty was a radio repairman in the Army. Now he helps recruit veterans at Roadmaster Drivers School in Tampa.
The company brings in veterans to its corporate level, as instructors and high-paid drivers of 18-wheel semis. Felty says veterans are the perfect employees.
“[Veterans] are used to getting up,” says Felty. “You don’t have to worry about him being on time. You don’t have to worry about him at all!”
Roadmaster will be one of more than thirty employers at a Veterans Career Fair at the Epicenter at St. Pete College in Clearwater on Wednesday.
When: November 8, 2017Veteran entry will begin at 10:00am. Career fair will be opened to the general public from 11:00am - 1:00pm.Where: The EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760
When: November 8, 2017
Veteran entry will begin at 10:00am. Career fair will be opened to the general public from 11:00am - 1:00pm.
Where: The EpiCenter at St. Petersburg College, 13805 58th Street North, Clearwater, FL 33760
The fair, part of the Florida Paychecks for Patriots program, is co-sponsored by CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay.
Career Fair info: www.careersourcepinellas.com/pages/careerfair
Roadmaster is looking to hire truck-driving instructors, a job that comes with training.
School director Aura Hall says she might even hire five vets. She has first-hand knowledge of their work ethic.
“These veterans bring a lot of transferable skills,” Hall says. “Integrity is something we look for. Teamwork. Leadership.”