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May 23 Public Safety Job Fair at PBSC to bring over 40 agencies to Lake Worth campus

Over 40 first responder employers from Aventura to Orlando, including police, corrections, fire rescue, EMS and 911 dispatch departments, will recruit at the Public Safety Job Fair, Thursday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Palm Beach State College’s Elisabeth W. Erling Gymnasium on the Lake Worth campus, 4200 Congress Ave.

This free hiring event is open to the public, with priority entry from 9:30 – 10 a.m. for veterans and students with military or school ID.

Attendees will be able to apply for current job openings ranging from first responder to civilian positions. Both certified and noncertified individuals and students are encouraged to attend.

Now in its seventh year, Palm Beach State College’s Public Safety Job Fair continues to bring together a wide range of agencies as well as entities like the U.S. Secret Service, Florida Department of Corrections, and the police departments for Florida Atlantic University and the School District of Palm Beach County. A sampling of this year’s employers includes the fire rescue departments for Broward and West Palm Beach; sheriff’s offices for Broward, Hillsborough, Martin, Osceola, Palm Beach and St. Lucie counties; and more than 25 police departments, such as Atlantis, Aventura, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Haines, Jupiter, Lakeland, Lantana, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, North Palm Beach, Orlando, Palm Beach Gardens, Palm Springs, Port St. Lucie, Seminole, Sunrise, Town of Palm Beach and West Palm Beach (including 911 dispatch).

“As the leading educator of first responders in Palm Beach County, we look forward to hosting this annual job fair that attracts agencies from across the state,” said Germany Dixon, associate dean of Public Safety. “As the need for public safety professionals continues to grow at a rapid pace, our goal is to connect these agencies face-to-face with qualified job candidates and facilitate positive outcomes for both.”

Palm Beach State will also exhibit and have faculty and staff available to discuss the College’s degree and certificate programs in criminal justice, emergency medical services (including EMT and paramedic) and fire science as well as various advanced, cross-over and career programs, such as Public Safety Telecommunications, which trains 911 dispatchers.

For more information or questions about the Public Safety Job Fair, please contact Lydia Runkle at 561-868-3403 or email runklel@palmbeachstate.edu.

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