Downtown Cowford Chophouse, Florida Blue hiring hundreds

(Courtesy of The Jax Daily Record)

Restaurant holding job fair, insurer filling temporary positions

The Cowford Chophouse, Forking Amazing Restaurants Inc.’s new Downtown steakhouse, will host a job fair next week.

Chophouse will interview candidates for front- and back-of-the-house hourly positions as well as management jobs.

Applicants can apply in person from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday at 301 E. Bay St.

A spokeswoman did not say how many employees will be hired or what they will be paid.

Cowford Chophouse is under construction at the former Bostwick Building at 109 E. Bay St., at Bay and Ocean streets.

No opening date has been set.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida Inc., also known as Florida Blue, announced Thursday it will add 600 temporary contract positions in Jacksonville.

The jobs are part of 800 temporary positions statewide that will help during the health insurance open-enrollment season, which begins in the fall.

Florida Blue spokeswoman Toni Woods said the jobs would pay $14 to $16 per hour, based on experience. Candidates also could make bonuses.

All are full-time positions for telephone health-plan sales and support.

Jobs start in August and September and should conclude in mid-December.

Woods said the ideal candidate would have either a 2-40 state Health Agent License or 2-15 state Health & Life Agent License.

Jacksonville-based Florida Blue is considering applicants without those licenses, which Woods said the company would train if they “demonstrate drive and aptitude to succeed in a sales role.”

To apply, visit floridablue.com/careers.

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