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Tech companies plan job fair

With layoffs, furloughs, hiring freezes and reduced wages plaguing today’s job market, South Florida workers are facing an increasingly difficult economic future.

But even in today’s economic climate, many technology companies are actually still hiring. In an effort to put job seekers and employers together, Palm Beach Tech, a nonprofit working to expand South Florida’s footprint in the technology sector, has enlisted the help of Premier Virtual, a South Florida-based software developer whose platform allows an enhanced virtual job fair experience and direct connectivity between companies and job seekers.

“We’re obviously disappointed we couldn’t hold our Career Expo at the Boca Raton Innovative Campus,” said Joe Russo, president & CEO of Palm Beach Tech. “So, naturally, we said, ‘why don’t we just do it virtually?’ and Premier has really stepped up to make this happen.”

Palm Beach Tech has partnered with CareerSource Palm Beach County and the Boca Raton Innovation Campus to host the online, one-day event, which takes place on Wednesday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

For job seekers, registration is free on Eventbrite.

For employers, a virtual booth is $250, and more information is available by emailing Nikki Cabus, Palm Beach Tech’s VP of Development.

Some of the companies registered to exhibit include: DSS, Inc., Modernizing Medicine, Onsite Dermatology, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, IM Centers/Repzio, Signature Consultants, LaunchCode,Western Governor’s University, SAMA Labs, Nova Southeastern University, LinkActiv, Levatas, FPL (NextEra Energy), Florida Crystals.

 

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Drew Limsky

Drew Limsky

Editor-in-Chief

BIOGRAPHY

Drew Limsky joined Lifestyle Media Group in August 2020 as Editor-in-Chief of South Florida Business & Wealth. His first issue of SFBW, October 2020, heralded a reimagined structure, with new content categories and a slew of fresh visual themes. “As sort of a cross between Forbes and Robb Report, with a dash of GQ and Vogue,” Limsky says, “SFBW reflects South Florida’s increasingly sophisticated and dynamic business and cultural landscape.”

Limsky, an avid traveler, swimmer and film buff who holds a law degree and Ph.D. from New York University, likes to say, “I’m a doctor, but I can’t operate—except on your brand.” He wrote his dissertation on the nonfiction work of Joan Didion. Prior to that, Limsky received his B.A. in English, summa cum laude, from Emory University and earned his M.A. in literature at American University in connection with a Masters Scholar Award fellowship.

Limsky came to SFBW at the apex of a storied career in journalism and publishing that includes six previous lead editorial roles, including for some of the world’s best-known brands. He served as global editor-in-chief of Lexus magazine, founding editor-in-chief of custom lifestyle magazines for Cadillac and Holland America Line, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Modern Luxury Interiors South Florida. He also was the executive editor for B2B magazines for Acura and Honda Financial Services, and he served as travel editor for Conde Nast. Magazines under Limsky’s editorship have garnered more than 75 industry awards.

He has also written for many of the country’s top newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Boston Globe, USA Today, Worth, Robb Report, Afar, Time Out New York, National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Ritz-Carlton, Elite Traveler, Florida Design, Metropolis and Architectural Digest Mexico. His other clients have included Four Seasons, Acqualina Resort & Residences, Yahoo!, American Airlines, Wynn, Douglas Elliman and Corcoran. As an adjunct assistant professor, Limsky has taught journalism, film and creative writing at the City University of New York, Pace University, American University and other colleges.