Congressman Dennis A. Ross (R-FL) will host a job fair on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at the Bartow Civic Center from 10:00 am -- 3:00 pm. This event, hosted in conjunction with Polk Works and the area Chambers of Commerce, will showcase dozens of local, statewide, national and international employers looking to hire.
While the job market is tight, spotlighting local employers who are hiring is part of Congressman Ross' strategy to put Americans back to work. Thus far, the following employers have agreed to participate:
A Quantum Leap Educational Service
Amerilife Career Agency
Bright House Networks
City of Lakeland
Cutrale Citrus Juices
Employer Partnership of the Armed Forces
Fl Dept of Agri & Consumer Services
Fl Dept of Law Enforcement
Flow Components & Equipment Supply
Lakeland Police Department
Liberty National Life
Lowe's Companies Inc
National Guard (Army)
Polk Co Sheriff's Office
Polk State College
Redland Christian Migrant Association
Ridge Career Center
Select Space Logistics
Traviss Career Center
Tri-County Human Services
US Air Force
USCIS (Homeland Security)
USF Poly Blue Sky
Winter Haven Police Department
Woodmen of the World
In announcing this job fair, Congressman Ross said, "It all starts with a job. Education, infrastructure, our kids -- no matter what the issue, having a job enables a citizen to participate fully in his or her community and demand accountability from his or her government. I will continue to work to match those looking for a job with employers looking to hire. At the same time, I want the people of District 12 to know that I will work just as hard to remove the regulatory and tax burdens from our businesses so that all of my fellow citizens can go back to work. I will not rest until every person who wants a job, has one."
Along with trying to match employers and employees, Congressman Ross is vigorously working to break down the barriers to starting new business and eliminating regulatory and tax uncertainty, so businesses can start hiring again. Some of the actions the Congressman has already taken include:
* Partnering with House Oversight Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa (R-CA) on AmericanJobCreators.com. This website allows small business owners in District 12 and elsewhere to tell the committee in Congress tasked with eliminating fraud and waste, what regulations and burdens the federal government can remove to put people back to work.
* Sponsoring three Balanced Budget Amendments to force Washington to get its fiscal house in order.
* Introducing the Zero Based Budget Act to require Congress to budget like households do -- set priorities and only fund that which is necessary.
* Supporting the elimination of the Capital Gains tax to encourage private sector capital return to the market.
* Eliminate funding for the EPA and other agencies that are attempting to raise citizens' energy costs with no accountability.
* Supporting the exploration of American energy in ANWR, the Gulf of Mexico, and elsewhere.
* Eliminating the trillions in new spending for government controlled healthcare.
* Getting the government out of the automobile, insurance, banking, student loan and mortgage business.
* Returning government to essential government functions like infrastructure, public safety and defense, and letting innovators innovate.
Dennis Ross, son of Bill and Loyola Ross, was born in 1959 and raised in Lakeland, Florida. He graduated from Auburn University and the Cumberland School of Law at Sanford University. He has served as in-house counsel to the Walt Disney Company and as an associate of the law firm of Holland & Knight. He previously served in the Florida Legislature from 2000 until being term limited in 2008. Dennis and his wife, Cindy Hartley, were married in 1983 and have two sons, Shane and Travis.
In the 112th Congress, Dennis will serve on the Committee on Oversight & Government Reform (Chairman of the Federal Workforce, Postal Service & Labor Policy Subcommittee) as well as the Education & the Workforce and Judiciary Committees.