The South Florida Technology Alliance announced today that it will be hosting its 2nd annual Tech Talent Fest at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center on February 28th. CareerSource Broward is co-hosting this year’s event. The event brings together hiring companies, recruiters, area universities and non-profits, entrepreneur support organizations and job seekers from throughout South Florida. Companies that are participating are expected to be advertising hundreds of available positions at this year’s event and organizations participating thus far include Citrix, Royal Caribbean, Consultis, Sherlock Talent, City Furniture, AppleOne, Career Source Broward, LaunchCode, The Academy of South Florida, Broward College, Momentum Consulting and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Alliance among others.

“We’ll have dozens of hiring companies trying to fill hundreds of tech positions here in South Florida,” said Kelly Boyle, SFTA board member and chair of the event. “This really is a great gathering of those in our ecosystem who are recruiting tech talent and those in search of tech careers, whether you’re mid-career or just coming out of college or code school.”

The SFTA is a 19-year-old organization that promotes the growth, success, and awareness of the regional technology community through events, networking, programs, and education. “Tech Talent Fest is one of over 50 events the SFTA produces each year to further the development of the technology ecosystem here in Broward County and South Florida,” said Alex Funkhouser, President of the SFTA. “The ecosystem really needs a large forum where hiring firms from throughout South Florida, the state and even beyond can connect with the great tech talent we have here and we’re seeking to meet that need.”

Mason Jackson, President, and CEO of CareerSource Broward said, “CareerSource Broward values partnerships with industry associations such as the South Florida Technology Alliance. We are excited to co-host this year’s Tech Talent Fest and to bring these employment opportunities to the local talent pool. Job fairs give individuals the chance to interact with recruiters in order to make a positive impression.”

Tech Talent Fest will also feature several panels on career development, resumé writing, the use of social media in job searches and other topics designed to help job seekers. The event runs from 1 pm to 7 pm on the 28th. Additional information is available at www.southfloridatech.org.

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance is a membership supported, not for profit organization that promotes the growth, success, and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, the organization provides South Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region. For additional information about the SFTA’s mission, activities or to become a member, please visit www.southfloridatech.org.

Contact: Bob Fitts Executive Director
South Florida Technology Alliance bob@southfloridatech.org
212-300-5568

About the SFTA

The South Florida Technology Alliance (SFTA) promotes the growth, success and awareness of the regional technology community. Through events, networking, programs and education, we provide south Florida’s technology-related companies, academic institutions, entrepreneurs, governments and related organizations with an active forum to grow the business of technology in our region.

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