Job Fair For Veterans, Become A Money Mentor Volunteer

Compiled by Michelle Colesanti, michelle@ospreyobserver.com

Veterans Job Fair Will Take Place In Tampa

RecruitMilitary helps military veterans and military spouses connect with employers that seek to attract, hire and retain America’s best talent. It will host a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, July 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Amalie Arena, located at 401 Channelside Dr. in Tampa.

This is a free hiring event for veterans, transitioning military personnel, National Guard members, Reserve members and military spouses.

RecruitMilitary has held 21 events in Tampa, drawing 8,819 attendees and 846 exhibitors. “Last year, 52% of veteran job seekers expected to secure an interview following a DAV RecruitMilitary job fair.
Employers were expected to extend as many as 40,300 interviews and more than 12,560 job offers,” said RecruitMilitary Senior Vice President of Sales Rob Arndt. “DAV RecruitMilitary job fairs offer the opportunity to meet a variety of veteran candidates face-to-face, assess their skills, and even interview them on the spot for available positions.” 

Become A Florida Master Money Mentor Volunteer And Help Others

If you like to help others, want to keep your own skills sharp, and can make sense out of dollars and cents, the Hillsborough County Extension Service Florida Master Money Mentor program may be just the volunteer opportunity you’re looking for.  

The Extension Service is now signing up persons interested in summer training to be a Florida Master Money Mentor volunteer. The program is an opportunity for participants to learn more about personal finance, and then share that knowledge with others.

The four-week training is scheduled July 13, 20, 27, and August 3 from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Extension office, 5339 CR 579 in Seffner. Participants must attend all four classes and complete some at-home study. The cost is $16. The deadline to register is Wednesday, July 5.

No previous financial education or background in financial services is required to be a Florida Master Money Mentor. Training topics include effective communication strategies, analyzing decisions about finances, cash flow management, credit, debt management, and saving and investing for future goals.
 
Mentors are asked to commit to volunteering at least three hours per week, and follow guidelines for reporting, client confidentiality, and providing research-based unbiased information.

Individuals who promote, sell, or endorse financial products or services are not eligible to be volunteers. But they can attend the training to increase their personal financial knowledge.

Register online at 2017fmmm.eventbrite.com. Seating is limited; register early to reserve a place.

For more information, contact Lisa Leslie, Hillsborough County Extension Service at 744-5519 ext. 54143, or lesliel@hillsboroughcounty.org.

The University of Florida Extension provides the infrastructure for this program throughout the state of Florida, thanks to a gift from Bank of America.