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Tampa International Airport sets next job fair, looking to hire 600 workers

Airlines, rental car agencies, restaurants and the airport itself are hiring.
Tampa International Airport will host its next hiring event on Nov. 9.
Tampa International Airport will host its next hiring event on Nov. 9. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Oct. 27
Updated Oct. 27

As the holiday travel rush approaches, Tampa International Airport and the companies that work there are looking to hire some help.

The airport will host its next job fair on Nov. 9, with around 600 positions open for applicants. Among them are roles with the Hillsborough County Aviation Authority, rental car agencies, airlines like JetBlue and Air Canada and companies that operate restaurants and shops.

Among the full- and part-time positions employers are looking to fill: Customer service agents, bag and cargo handlers, technicians, maintenance workers, drivers, dishwashers, bartenders, cooks and retail salespeople.

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The event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 on the third floor of the airport’s main terminal. Applicants are asked to wear face masks, bring two forms of identification and be prepared for a background check. Companies expect to hire on the spot. For details, see worktpa.com.

The November job fair will arrive three months after the airport’s largest hiring event ever. In August, the Aviation Authority and other airport companies looked to fill 1,000 positions. About 800 people applied, and 400 people were hired.

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The airport’s job fair announcement comes during a busy week for hiring events across Tampa Bay. On Tuesday and Wednesday, AdventHealth held its largest-ever job fair at Amalie Arena, aiming to hire 1,000 workers. Hillsborough County schools held a job fair on Wednesday, looking to hire hundreds of bus drivers, substitute teachers, custodians and other workers.

And from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Disabled American Veterans and RecruitMilitary will co-host a job fair for veterans, active military and their spouses at the Tampa Convention Center. To register, visit jobs.dav.org.