SUN ‘n FUN Career Fair deemed a success

Officials with reported that the second annual SUN ‘n FUN Career Fair held April 22 at the Florida Air Museum during the SUN ‘n FUN Fly-In was a success.

Recruiters from 15 companies were on hand to speak with the more than 500 pre-registered job seekers about career opportunities ranging from pilots and flight operations to maintenance, avionics and engineers.

In addition to sponsoring the fly-in, the aviation employment website contributed time and resources to the marketing and promotion of the Career Fair.

Robb Williams, executive director of Aerospace Center for Excellence, said, “Partnerships like the one we have created with is helping address the critical shortage of aviation professionals.”

“I believe in giving back to the aviation community,” he added. “I am proud to partner with to create a cost-effective Career Fair and the opportunity to see what everyone loves, an airshow. ”

Sam Scanlon, managing partner of, was on site for the event.

“It was great to see the efforts of everyone involved come together,” he said. “The Career Fair was a success because both SUN ‘n FUN and share in their passion to educate and promote aviation through opportunities like this.”

A job seeker who attended the Career Fair said, “It was a unique chance to attend a great aviation event and also meet with airline reps; two birds with one stone! After a formal meet and greet in the morning, I was invited back later in the day for an interview.”

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