• Immediate Employment and Career Resource Center

  • The Apopka Area Chamber has launched the Immediate Employment and Career Resource Center which was designed to assist businesses in need of immediate temporary workers and the employees who have been impacted due to the circumstances related to the COVID-19. The Immediate Employment and Career Resource Center is a place where businesses can share immediate hiring needs within the greater Apopka Area (which includes Lake and Seminole Counties) and job seekers in our community, can comb through to find temporary employment opportunities, rather than resort to various state or federal unemployment benefits.

     

    All of these businesses are deemed essential and the Apopka Area Chamber will be maintaining this list of companies who are looking to rapidly hire for open permanent positions, temporary workers and/or to rapidly upscale their workforce.

     

    In addition, the Immediate Employment and Career Resource Center will serve as a community resource, that includes pertinent up-to-date employment information relating to the current state and federal assistance programs, unemployment benefits and other important information related to this unprecedented situation.

     

    The Chamber is here to help.

     

    As a Job Seeker  |  As an Employer

     

    Are you a job seeker looking for temporary employment?

    • For job seekers looking for temporary employment, please check out the Chamber's Job Search website and comb through the job openings. Check out the list of Apopka Area employers who are looking to fill immediate and temporary jobs and apply directly.

    • Contact a local temp agency for additional assistance; find a list of our members who help with staffing and temporary workforce

    • Find more information about how to apply for unemployment and navigating the Reemployment Assistance Service Center from the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity by clicking here.

    Are you an employer looking to temporarily and/or rapidly upscale your workforce?

     The Apopka Area Chamber's Immediate Employment and Career Resource Center includes list where job seekers can quickly see information on the employers who are actively looking to hire. To be added to this list please contact Jonie Glaude, Operations Manager at the Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce, at jonie@apopkachamber.org. We will need the following information from your business:

    • Company (Name)
    • Company Contact (Name, Email, Phone)
    • Job Openings (#)
    • Job Skills Needed (List)
    • Where/How to Apply (Link)

    Additionally, we encourage our members to update their job postings, by logging into our membership portal on the Apopka Area Chamber website.

    You may also consider utilizing a staffing or temp agency to assist you in your immediate hiring needs. As we work together to navigate the many challenges of the COVID-19, leveraging a staffing company to hire temporary workers can help you respond to your business’ needs in a rapid and efficient manner. 

    Here are some options:

    • Utilize temporary employees to cover both short-term and long-term labor gaps in response to increased hiring needs or absenteeism of your full-time workforce
    • Reduce unnecessary visitors at your worksite by letting your staffing partner do all the screening and selection
    • Payroll employees through a staffing agency to free up the time of your human resources team to focus on business-critical needs
    • Find a list of our members who help with staffing and temp needs 

    Are you an employer who is experiencing temporary layoffs?

    For any other assistance regarding your business’ employment needs, please contact Robert Agrusa, the Chamber's President & CEO, at robert@apopkachamber.org and/or (407) 886-1441.