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St. Pete schedules career fair; volunteers needed for creek cleanup

 [Designed by Tara McCarty]
[Designed by Tara McCarty]
Published Oct. 8, 2019

St. Pete Works announces 23rd annual Career Fair and Showcase of Services

St. Pete Works will hold its 23rd annual Career Fair and Showcase of Services on Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pinellas Technical College, 901 34th St. S. The event aims to provide opportunities for attendees to interview with more than 60 social services agencies and 30 employers, including on-the-spot interviews, hiring and referrals. The career fair is made possible through a partnership between People Empowering and Restoring Communities with the city of St. Petersburg, Westcare of Florida, the Pinellas County School Board and Goodwill Industries. To register as a participant or a vendor, visit

Volunteers needed for Cross Bayou/Joe’s Creek cleanup

Volunteers are needed to join Pinellas County Environmental Management and Keep Pinellas Beautiful in a cleanup event at Cross Bayou Canal and Joe’s Creek on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event is part of the International Coastal Cleanup campaign and involves the removal of debris in and along Cross Bayou Canal and Joe’s Creek. Volunteers will either use canoes and kayaks or get transported by boat to a collection site. Participants must be at least 18 years old, capable of operating or working from watercraft, and familiar with safety measures. Conditions may be hot and wet, so closed-toe shoes such as old sneakers or scuba booties are required, and sun protection (hats, sunglasses and sunscreen) and insect repellent are highly recommended. Lunch will be provided and participants should report to Joe’s Creek Access Site at 7002 78th St. N in Pinellas Park.

Nominations open for St. Petersburg’s 2019 honored veteran award

Nominations are now open for St. Petersburg’s 2019 honored Veteran Award through close of business on Oct. 25. Mayor Rick Kriseman will select one veteran to receive the award at the 6th Annual Veterans Day Celebration on Nov. 11 at the Williams Park Veterans Memorial. Local St. Pete veterans can be nominated at


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