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Paychecks for Patriots events will take place in Florida

Governor Scott, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve and the Florida National Guard will partner with Dollar General and about 500 other employers all over Florida to connect Florida’s military veterans and their families with career opportunities. The program is known as Paychecks for Patriots and there will be events in Florida on July 16, which will be known as Paychecks for Patriots Day, according to a statement released by the Office of Governor Rick Scott on July 15.

In the release, Governor Rick Scott was quoted as saying, “The Paychecks for Patriots hiring events provide our veterans with great opportunities to find a job and provide for their families. We are working to be the most military-friendly and veteran friendly-state in the nation, and this is another way in which Florida supports the brave men and women who have selflessly served our country,” said Scott.

The event will take place at 18 locations in Florida and in two virtual hiring fairs. The program will match veterans and their families with employers who valued the knowledge, skill and experience gained by people who have served in the military. Participating employers will include Bank of America, Comcast, Dollar General, Edward Jones, Wal-Mart, Wells Fargo, Macy’s, UPS and a large number of other employers, according to the July 15 statement by the Office of Governor Rick Scott.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Executive Director Jesse Panuccio will attend the event in Fort Lauderdale. He was quoted in the statement as saying, “We are honored to again coordinate the Paychecks for Patriots hiring events and we are very appreciative of the support from state and local agencies, businesses and the military community,” said Panuccio.

"This is a good thing for the State of Florida and military veterans. These are people who have given a great deal to their nation and they have a to offer to employers," said Stacey Bern.

"I hope that all the veterans who are looking for a good job get one. These hardworking people have so much to offer. I think companies will benefit by hiring them," said Jonathan Mansfield.

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