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Shell Point Plans to Host Employment Open House
The Retirement Community is Adding a New Facility, Creating 50+Job Opportunities
FORT MYERS, Fla. (September 15, 2011)

On Friday, September 30, Shell Point Retirement Community will host an employment fair in The Woodlands neighborhood of the community. Due to the planning and construction of The Springs at Shell Point, a new assisted living facility for the property, there will be 50+ available job opportunities created.

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From 8am until 1pm, and then again from 3pm until 7pm, individuals interested in employment with Shell Point can visit the property to apply for a variety of upcoming positions. The event will take place in the Grand Cypress Room of The Woodlands at Shell Point, located at 14441 Woodsong Lane, and attendees should follow the signs to parking.

Some of the available positions will be in nursing, hospitality management, housekeeping, caregiving, food service, and more. Attendees will be asked to complete a full application, and possibly participate in interviews for available jobs. If possible, interested applicants should bring in a resume and list of references as well.

"Because employees are our most valuable resource, we offer a work atmosphere that is fast-paced and challenging, opportunities for employees to learn and grow, and an environment where employees are recognized for their contributions and years of service," said Gina Banasiak, human resources coordinator.

Shell Point is the 11th largest employer in Lee County, and offers tremendous opportunities for its employees. Shell Point has more than 900 employees dedicated to caring for, serving, and satisfying residents and fellow employees in a number of areas such as healthcare, hospitality services, grounds, security, maintenance/skilled trades, resident services, activities, golf course, sales and marketing, administrative/clerical, management, and more.

Full time Shell Point employee benefits include: health insurance, dental plan, paid time off, jury pay, bereavement leave, tax-deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, golf course discount, on-site wellness program, credit union membership, optional short-term disability, optional additional life insurance options, bridge toll reimbursements, and Florida theme park discounts. Part time Shell Point employee benefits include: paid time off, tax deferred retirement savings with employer contribution, bridge toll reimbursement, jury pay, bereavement leave, golf course discount, and Florida theme park discounts.

"Shell Point continues to grow as baby boomers retire to Southwest Florida, creating a greater need for additional healthcare services," said Peter Dys, president of Shell Point Retirement Community. "The Springs assisted living facility will continue to support our organization's ministry and mission to provide comprehensive residential and healthcare services to senior adults," he added.

The official opening date of operation for The Springs is anticipated to be February 2012, and when completed it will offer 105 additional units to the community for assisted living.

Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course which is open to the public, as well as recreational/fitness facilities and deep water boating access for its residents. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.

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