Based on the success of a job fair held in October where 120 people found jobs on the spot, Osceola County is hosting a new hiring and career counseling event on May 11 in the Osceola Heritage Park Events Center.

More than 1,200 people participated in the October event, which helped Hurricane Maria evacuees who had relocated to Osceola County. In addition to the people hired on the spot, many more scheduled follow-up interviews that led to employment.

Once again, the job fair is free and open to anyone seeking employment. It is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Members of Osceola County’s Human Resources Department will offer two free workshops to help with résumé writing and interviewing skills – at 8:30 a.m. and again at noon.

“The response to the first job fair was fantastic, and demonstrated that these events provide significant benefits to our citizens,” said Commission Vice Chairwoman Cheryl Grieb. “We anticipate another successful connection between employers and job-seekers on May 11. This is an excellent way to serve those residents who need a job, or who are looking to improve their current employment situation.”

Approximately 65 employers have signed up to participate in the Job Fair through the County’s Human Services Department. Employers range from companies in the hospitality industry to professional services to health care to construction. Any employers interested in participating in the job fair should call the Osceola County Human Services Department at 407-742-8423.

Job fair participants: AARP, Adult Learning Center Osceola (ALCO), Andretti Karting & Games, Angels for Kids On-Call, Areas USA FLTP, LLC, Axiom Bank, Boggy Creek Airboat Rides & Boggy Bottom BBQ, Bohemian Hotel Celebration, Carter Hospitality, Champions World Resort, city of Kissimmee, Club Sevilla Resort, Colonial Life, Combined Insurance, Destination MCO, Elite Metro Corp, Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South, Expedia Group, Forever Florida, For Our Future Fund, Fun Spot America Theme Parks, GCA Services Group, House of Blues, Hyatt Hotels of Orlando, Isleworth Golf & Country Club, Jasper Thompson Lightning Protection, Jiten Hotels/Springhill Suites Orlando/Kiss, Kid’s Nite Out, Legacy Vacation Club, Liberty National, Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando, Luxor Staffing, Market Street Diner, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Massey Services, Melia Orlando Suite Hotel, NDM Hospitality, New Vue Solutions, New York Life, Oak Plantation Resort, Old Town Kissimmee, Orlando Health, Osceola County Human Services, Osceola County Schools, Osceola County Sheriff’s Office, Osceola District Schools (School Nutrition Services Department), Owens, Regal Marine Industries, Reunion Resort & Club, Securitas Security Services USA, Seralago Hotel & Suite, Simply Healthcare, Stay Sky Hotels & Resorts, The Events Source, The Service Companies, Ultimate Staffing, U.S. Army Kissimmee Recruiting Center, Valencia College and Westgate Resort.