SPRING HILL — As a result of new economic stimulus funds, 15 employers in Pasco and Hernando counties soon will be hiring up to 175 workers through the Florida Back to Work program.
The funds, administered locally by Career Central, is designated for recipients of aid from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, and potential employees must meet several qualifications.
The jobs include bookkeeper, field installation technician, PC technician, inside marketing, installation manager, sales representative, product assembly, PHP programmer, corrections officer and account manager.
On Monday, Career Central centers in Spring Hill, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills will hold eligibility fairs from 2 to 5 p.m.
Those interested in participating should bring photo identification, Social Security card, documentation of the last 30 days' income and a resume or information to create one.
Counselors at Career Central will be on hand to answer questions and help determine eligibility.
"It's truly job creation," said Jerome Salatino, chief executive officer of the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board. "It's allowing us to provide some subsidy from the state to employers and also help them to grow.
"These jobs were not here before," he added.
Participating companies include Alumiguard, FreightCenter, Humane Society of the Nature Coast, the Center for Independence, Omni Circuits and MedActive Pharmaceuticals.
According to Dave Hamilton, operations management consultant for the Pasco Hernando Workforce Board, to be eligible for the new jobs, individuals must have a dependent child under the age of 18 living in their households and must meet income requirements.
The overall household income for the last 30 days must be below 200 percent of the poverty level. This means that for a single parent with one dependent, monthly income must fall below $2,429 to participate. For a family of three, monthly household income must fall below $3,052.
Individuals must also meet employment qualifications outlined by the employer, which vary from employer to employer.
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