Now Hiring – Local Job Openings, Job Fairs

Looking for a job? Here is a list of current local job opportunities and job fairs gathered from various sources. Updated monthly or as needed. Applicants should do their research. For example, research details on applying, meeting deadlines and following up.


April 2015

◾Duke Energy is hring for Groundman-Entry Level Lineman (Mulitple Locations in Florida).  Information for the company’s website regarding this opening: Positions are scheduled to begin August 2015. Entry level and does not pay for relocation. Some responsibilities: Construct, maintain, and repair electrical distribution systems, including overhead and underground lines. Install and repair electrical equipment such as street lighting and load control devices. Construct overhead and underground distribution lines based on engineering specifications, including setting poles, pulling cable, setting transformers, etc.
?Install equipment such as transformers, capacitors, regulators, load control devices, meters, street lights, safe lights, etc.
Maintain and repair equipment such as checking and doing preventative maintenance. Also involves using test equipment such as volt and amp meters to measure the performance of equipment.
Respond to trouble calls when equipment fails and/or electrical service is interrupted. Get more details such as basic requirements at:

December 2014

◾Sam Snead’s Tavern is hiring for all positions at its Maitland area location. The restaurant is located at 1801 Maitland Blvd., Orlando, FL 32810. Call or go to the website: (407) 622-8800,

◾Coca-Cola is advertising various job openings at its Auburndale, FL location. Auburndale is located in Polk County, in the Lakeland-Winter Haven area, about an hour away from Orlando. Apply online:

July 2014

◾Orlando – The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is looking for deputies – qualified candidates with Florida certification. Positions are open in: Uniform Patrol, Court Security (full-time and part-time), Reserve Deputy Volunteer and Auxiliary Deputy Volunteer. You can apply for a sponsorship at Valencia College Criminal Justice Institute’s law enforcement academy. This would involve paid tuition and uniform, along with a full-time salary. Get the details at

June 2014

◾Orlando – Do you have a CDL and need a job? Cemex, Lockhart Cement Plant at 4004  Clarcona-Ocoee Road,  is advertising job openings for drivers with commercial drivers licenses. Contact the plant for details. Phone: (407) 243-5325.

◾Maitland – Brown’s New York Deli in the Village Plaza (corner of U.S. Highway 17-92 and Lake Avenue) is looking for experienced servers. Contact the deli for details. Website: Phone: (407) 960-6999.

May 2014

◾Winter Park – The new-to-Central Florida Trader Joe’s grocery store/retailer plans to hire 50-100 people, reports say and this week is the last week that applications will be accepted. The store is scheduled to open on June 27, according to news reports. Applications are being accepted from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Saturday, May 31 at the Best Western-Mt. Vernon Inn, 110 S. Orlando Avenue.  Must apply in person. Try to download the employment application from:  The 12,500-square-foot store area is a part of a Lakeside Winter Park shopping complex under construction at 131 N. Orlando Avenue.

March 2014

◾Orlando – Family Dollar is having a Management Job Fair and there is an opening for assistant manager at the store in the West Colonial Oaks Shopping Center. Apply online at and prepare for interviews, which will be held on Thursday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Family Dollar store at 5997 Edgewater Dr. in Orlando. The telephone number is: (407) 298-5431.

◾Orlando – Local Radio Program “The Philips Phile” is looking for an intern on its show. Most internships are not paid but contact the Radio Station for details. Real Radio 104.1 – Phone: (407) 916-1041 or Toll Free: 1 (888) 978-1041.

◾Winter Park – Athena Roasted Chicken restaurant in Maitland is hiring. Located at 487 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. Contact a manager there for the details. Website: Phone: (407) 539-0669.

This is out of the area but it is a great opportunity for someone: University of Florida is seeking an experienced, innovative and results-oriented fundraiser to join the Warrington College of Business Administration development team. Send me message here and I will put in you contact with someone. (Trish Martin, Founder & Editor, OCN) You also may apply online:

February 2014

◾Orlando/Pine Hills – Radio Shack is hiring. Location: 7222 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL 32818 (same shopping center with Home Depot, corner of Hiawassee Road and West Colonial Drive). Contact a manager at the store for details.

January 2014

◾Winter Park – Athena Roasted Chicken restaurant in Maitland is hiring. Located at 487 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, FL 32751. Contact a manager there for the details. Website: Phone: 407-539-0669.

◾Orlando – The Central Florida Employment Council is hosting the Mayor’s Job Fair on January 22 at the Central Florida Fair Exposition Park. Time: noon to 4 p.m. Job seekers can pre-register at  Required attire: professional/business dress. There is a pre-job fair workshop at 11:30 a.m. for those who register online beforehand.

◾Orlando – Home Depot on West Colonial Drive (Highway 50) is hiring. Get details and apply online at:

◾Apopka – CenturyLink’s Small Business Center is hiring for Inside Sales & Care Representatives. First attend and complete a training class. Starting pay: $12 an hour. Apply online at:  Key Word search 13281BR. Send a comment to OCN for details on the name you can use for the referral.

© Orlando Community News, 2014

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