By Tamas Mondovics

Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman, in association with CareerSource Tampa Bay and Hillsborough Community College (HCC), will be hosting a South County Job Fair next month in hopes of giving residents another shot at landing a job in a tough economy.

“With the challenges that we have been facing in the past few years, the most important thing that we can do in County Government is to help our unemployed or under employed citizens to find jobs,” Murman said while promoting the free event appropriately called South County Job Fair 2014.

Employers are encouraged to participate at the free event scheduled for Friday October 3 from 8:30 a.m.-12 Noon at the HCC SouthShore Campus located at 551 24th Street N.E., in Ruskin.

More than 40 employers and vendors participated last year, some of whom interviewed potential employees on the spot, while others provided online links to jobs.

In a recent press release promoting the upcoming event, Murman’s staff emphasized that the Florida Home Partnership and the Hillsborough County Division of Elections (Voter Registration) were also present at the last event highlighting their community programs.

The release pointed to a survey taken by CareerSource Tampa Bay, which asked for feedback on the event, and said that 85 percent of the employers and vendors who completed the survey rated the South County Job Fair as excellent or outstanding.

Businesses attending the event included a number of major government and private entities such as the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, County Fire Rescue, Hillsborough County Public Schools Mosaic,  Lowe’s as well as Home Depot, just to name a few.

“When more people are working, more people are saving and spending money at local businesses, and the economy continues to improve,” said Murman.

County officials said that the South County venue for the event is specifically chosen as it remains one of the hardest hit in Murman’s district.

“It’s still critical that we get people back to work,” Murman said

For more information, call  930-7868 or e-mail robinsond@careersourcetam pabay.com.