Looking for a job? Orange County hosts job fair to fill dozens of public works positions

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County hopes to make some quick hires to keep operations running smoothly.

A job fair is being held at the Apopka maintenance facility.

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The county said it’s been a challenge to fill positions and could use the help.

The job fair will speed up the process, with candidates interviewed in-person. They will also complete a skill test using the equipment at the site.

Some people left with a job lined up.

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“It’s been a challenge to fill the positions,” said Eduardo Avellaneda, with Orange County Public Works Department.

The Orange County Public Works Department is shorthanded.

“Right now, we have 72 vacancies that are available for this event,” he said. “We have a total of 84 vacancies in our division.”

The department has had to outsource services.

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“Sometimes if it is an emergency, then obviously the prices go up,” Avellaneda said. “So we pay a little more than we do in house. For the most part, its a little higher, but nothing too significant.”

Avellaneda said there are positions for masons, equipment operators and maintenance people.

The county is offering a $500 sign-on bonus for people who already have their CDL license.

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If you couldn’t make it to the job fair but think you’re what the county is looking for, you can apply here.

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