Congressman Dennis Ross today announced the second annual Career and Networking Expo in Hillsborough County to be held Thursday, August 16 at Rasmussen College in Tampa. The event will host dozens of employers in a variety of industries who are ready to hire.
Doors open at 11:00 a.m. for the general public. Veterans have access to the first hour all to themselves, starting at 10:00 a.m., and doors close at 3:00 p.m.
Ross has stated that unemployment and job creation are top priorities of his, and he is hosting career fairs as part of his strategy to address unemployment. “While some industries continue to struggle, others are expanding and looking to hire qualified candidates in our area,” said Ross. “Providing job fairs and other constituent services will remain a focus of my office as long as our economy continues to suffer.”
Ross made a statement when he announced this job fair, addressing joblessness on the political front. “There is no ‘Democrat unemployed’ or ‘Republican unemployed,’ said Ross. “There are only the families keeping hope alive that opportunity will come knocking. Our neighbors are hurting. While we all wait on this government to stop punishing and demonizing job creators, I will not stop doing what I can at home to put my neighbors and fellow citizens back to work.”
In speaking specifically about the career fair, Ross said, “This Career and Networking Expo offers a tremendous opportunity for many to obtain an initial interview, make an impression, show their motivation to work and get a job. One day, Washington will stop trying to be all things to all people and start working for the people. I look forward to the day when my Career fairs are empty and this country grows once more.”
Ross also states that he has a demonstrated record of “vigorously working to break down the barriers to starting new business and eliminating regulatory and tax uncertainty, so businesses can start hiring again.”
This is the second job fair Ross has hosted, and a little research shows that the Congressman has not deviated much from his initial stance when he first began his job fairs in 2011. Though our economy and joblessness has reached a critical state, beyond the needs of last year, Ross’s focus on jobs and employers has not changed much.
Ross stated last year, “It all starts with a job. Education, infrastructure, our kids – no matter what the issue, having a job enables a citizen to participate fully in his or her community and demand accountability from his or her government. I will continue to work to match those looking for a job with employers looking to hire. At the same time, I want the people of District 12 to know that I will work just as hard to remove the regulatory and tax burdens from our businesses so that all of my fellow citizens can go back to work. I will not rest until every person who wants a job, has one.”