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Post-Hurricane Ian – Businesses Hiring in SWFL

Following the devastation of Hurricane Ian, we know that many have lost so much, including their place of employment. With that in mind, there are many businesses who are currently hiring and need employees in varying fields and positions.  

Below are local businesses that are hiring for immediate employment. 

Better Together

  • Summary – Better Together, a nonprofit dedicated to families and children, is working with local employers to find workers to assist with damage.
    • The nonprofit will host a community job fair on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ Community Church.
    • Participating employers include Chicken Salad Chick, Creative Architectural Resin Products, Elite DNA Behavioral Health, Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Home Instead, Jiffy Lube, Norman Love Confections, RAMS, Raymond Building Supply, Reece Windows & Doors, The School District of Lee County, Secure Staffing and Storm Smart. Additional services will be available onsite:
      • Food trucks will be serving food onsite and Christ Community is donating the first $2,000 worth of meals for attendees.
      • Goodwill will have its Mobile Job-Link bus onsite offering assistance with resumes and providing FEMA sign up assistance.
      • CareerSource is providing help with disaster unemployment and collecting applications for Dislocated Worker Grant positions.
      • Dress for Success is offering job clothing for women.
      • AMIkids is providing support through its Workforce Pathways Program. The nonprofit serves middle and high school students who are currently or likely to be assigned to alternative school settings and require focused academic and behavioral interventions.
  • Experience- All experience levels
  • Contact- Employers and job seekers can contact Better Together for assistance.


 Chicken Salad Chick

  • Summary – Chicken Salad Chick is a fast-casual restaurant chain and franchise of chicken salad.
  • Open Positions – team member, cashier, shift lead
  • Experience- Entry level
  • Contact-  They can apply in the store (once it opens) or online by texting 0EHU TO 31063 or by visiting  https://got.work/8c4b3798


Elite DNA Behavioral Health

  • Summary- Elite DNA Behavioral Health provides comprehensive mental health services for adults, children and families in Florida to help them build happier and healthier lives.
  • Open Positions-
    • Cape Coral: Front Desk Receptionist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Medical Assistant
    • Fort Myers: Clinical Therapist, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Speech Language Pathologist, Speech Therapist Assistant, Bilingual Care Coordinator (Spanish and English), IT Specialist, Occupational Therapist, Medical Billing Specialist, Behavior Analyst, Medical Coder, Registered Behavioral Technician, Insurance Authorization Specialist, Junior Staff Accountant, Teacher, Targeted Case Manager, BHDV Virtual Therapist, Credentialing Supervisor, HR Payroll Specialist, New Patient Liaison, Director of Guided Pathways, Insurance Verifier
    • Lehigh Acres: Licensed Social Worker
    • Naples: Licensed Social Worker, Clinic Manager, Medical Assistant
    • Port Charlotte: Care Coordinator, TMS Technician, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Experience- varies by position
  • Contact- Visit www.elitedna.com/careers


Global Roofing and Contracting

  • Summary- Global Roofing and Contracting has more than 30 years of expertise in efficient, high-quality residential roof replacements for Florida homeowners and property managers.
  • Positions– Sales and office positions
  • Experience- Varies by position
  • Contact- Call 844-611-0745


Healthcare Network

  • Summary- With providers throughout Collier County, Healthcare Network coordinates care to effectively address every patient’s needs – regardless of job, income or insurance status. As a result, we are making healthcare more accessible to all. Services include women’s care, children’s care, senior care, adult care, dental care, pharmacy, integrated behavioral health and specialty services.
  • Positions– Creole Call Center Patient Service Representatives, Medical Assistants, Patient Service Representatives, Expanded Functions Dental Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Medical providers including physicians and nurse practitioners, and more.
  • Experience- Varies by position. Bilingual candidates are preferred, as the majority of our patients’ first language is not English.
  • Contact- Visit www.healthcareswfl.org/careers



Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers

  • Summary- The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers provides attainable housing for families and seniors in the City of Fort Myers.
  • Open Positions- HCVP Program Coordinator Quality Control, Senior Property Manager, Maintenance Technician Lead, Regional Manager, Property Clerk, Maintenance Mechanic II, Leasing Specialist, additional positions are being added
  • Experience- Varies by position
  • Contact- Visit https://www.hacfm.org/about-hacfm/careers/.


Immokalee Fair House Alliance

  • Summary- Immokalee Fair Housing Alliance’s mission is to eliminate substandard and overcrowded rental housing for farmworker families and other low-income residents in Immokalee, FL.
  • Open Position- Development Officer
  • Experience- Five or more years of development experience in all functional areas of fundraising within the Southwest Florida market
  • Contact- Please send your resume to ifhafl@immokaleefairhousing.org.


The Library Pizza & Pub (Gulf Coast Town Center) and Tony Sacco’s Coal Oven Pizza, Estero (Coconut Point)

  • Summary- Casual, quick service pizza restaurants welcome hospitality professionals for all positions with a heightened need for kitchen staff and cooks
  • Open Positions– Hiring for all front of house and back of house positions including servers, hostesses, bartenders, cooks and management.
  • Experience– Varies by position
  • Apply- Visit location for application and ask for Allison
  • Contact-
    • The Library: 9909 Gulf Coast Main St, Fort Myers, FL 33913
      • 239-771-8601
    • Tony Sacco’s: 8001 Plaza del Lago Dr, Estero, FL 33928
      • 239-948-6697

Lloyd Roofing

  • Summary- Lloyd Roofing is an experienced and reliable roofing company, providing repairs, replacements and installations to commercial and residential properties across Southwest Florida.
  • Open Positions- Sales, production manager, laborers
  • Experience- Varies by position
  • Contact- Visit www.lloydroofingservices.com/careers

Norman Love Confections

  • Summary – Norman Love Confections is currently hiring for multiple positions including full-time supervisors, part-time retail associates, bakery cooks, pastry production and dishwashers.
  • Open Positions- Supervisors, retail associates, bakery cooks, pastry production and dishwashers
  • Experience – Varies by position
  • Contact- Apply online at https://www.normanloveconfections.com/careers.html.

Pace Center for Girls, Lee

  • Summary – Pace Center for Girls in Lee County focuses on transforming girls’ lives through academic and counseling programs based on a gender-responsive, strength- based, and trauma informed framework.
  • Open Positions – School-based Therapist, Community-based Therapist, GCC Project Coordinator (part-time)
    • The Therapist role provides prevention, diversion, and early intervention services to girls ages 11-17. These positions are aimed at helping girls build resiliency and decrease risk-related behaviors through the application of a holistic clinical framework.
  • Experience – Varies by position
  • Contact – Apply online at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/PAC1011PACE/JobBoard/015d8942-7665-4a24-b9c4-6f63b8c1e039/?q=&o=postedDateDesc&w=&wc=&we=&wpst=&f4=jokU6V66L1qMTY0rBJYi_A

The School District of Lee County

  • The School District of Lee County is hiring for a range of positions, including teachers, guest teachers, instructional support professionals, food service professionals and other support staff roles as students return to schools after Hurricane Ian.
  • Two hiring events will be held in October:
    • 24: Social Lee from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Mission BBQ, 12984 S Cleveland Ave. in Fort Myers. To register by Oct. 23, click here.
    • 27: Hiring event from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lee County Public Education Center, 2855 Colonial Blvd. in Fort Myers. In-person and virtual interviews available. To register by Oct. 26, click here.
  • Learn more about the events and available positions at leeschools.com/careers.

Raymond Building Supply

  • Summary- Raymond Building Supply provides a wide range of building materials, including lumber, trusses, garage doors, windows, residentials doors, commercial doors, cabinets, appliances and custom millwork, to residential and commercial customers. The company is hosting open interviews at its North Fort Myers location (7751 Bayshore Road) on Thursdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
  • Open Positions- All available positions can be found at https://www.rbsc.net/company/careers/
  • Experience- Varies by position
  • Contact- Apply online at https://www.rbsc.net/company/careers/

Volunteers of America

  • Summary – Senior living communities Gulf Coast Village, located in Cape Coral, and The Preserve, located in Fort Myers, both have open positions for healthcare workers and support staff.
  • Open Position – Multiple positions open at The Preserve and Gulf Coast Village. Job listings are available at both locations visit: https://voa.jobs.net/jobs?keywords=&location=33912
  • Experience- Varying levels of experience accepted
  • Contact- Hiring point of contact for Preserve Jobs: Tamika Thomas- HR Assistant


Windward Construction

  • Summary – Custom home builder
  • Open Positions- fieldsman, superintendents, and project managers
  • Experience- Some experience required
  • Contact- Anyone interested, please text Jennifer Pentico
    • 239-989-2099

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