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Updated: 01/06/2013 08:00:00AM

Polk racing to fill jobs

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A ribbon cutting marking the start of the "Race to Place" initiative was held in front of the Polk Works Mobile One Stop recently at the Lake Wales Public Library. Polk Works was aiming to place at least 10,000 job seekers by June 30 of this year.

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Polk Works, which has started an ambitious undertaking to put thousands of job seekers to work, is getting assistance in overcoming a potential obstacle for some people.

“Race to Place” is an initiative to place at least 10,000 job seekers into positions in the first half of 2013. Polk Transit, comprised of Citrus Connection, Winter Haven Area Transit and Polk County Transit Services, have pledged to provide $1,000 worth of 24 hour day passes to individuals who are in need of transportation for interviews. In total, 334 passes will be given to the initiative and will be distributed by Polk Works.

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