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CONNECT with your future

Did you know that Pasco County is home to a number of large Fortune 500 companies in some of the fastest-growing industries in the United States? These include aerospace, aviation, defense, advanced manufacturing, and life sciences. All of these companies rely on the high-quality talent provided by Pasco residents to continue to innovate and create the technology of the future. 

Come explore four of these companies and meet the people who have built successful careers with them. Learn where you can get trained for each of the featured careers and then check out their current job openings to see if any are right for you. Pasco County is here to help CONNECT you to your future.

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Explore four in-demand careers based right here in Pasco County.

Director of Photography

JL Video

My name is John Mark Thomas. I am the Director of Photography at JL Video.  

I graduated from Marchman Technical College in 2018 with a degree in digital cinema. My professor mentioned that you will get out what you put into your passion. In 2020, after freelancing for a few years, Jordan Lung, our CEO, hired me full-time. I was really impressed at the high-end videos they were producing, as well as the culture, awards, and momentum. I loved the passion each staff brought to their projects.

I started out as a production coordinator and have worked my way up to be the Director of Photography. I’m living my dream and am so thankful to have this job! 

Applications Team Leader

Mettler Toledo

My name is Brian and I’m the Applications Team Leader at Mettler Toledo.  

In college, I did an internship with one of Mettler’s product inspection brands in New York. I was really impressed with the engagement and knowledge of the people that I worked with. Once Mettler made an announcement that they were building a facility in Florida, I was offered a full-time job and moved to Pasco County, Florida.  

Mettler has an exceptional management staff. I feel heard and nurtured in my career growth and I am really excited to see how far I can go.


PALL Aeropower

My name is Jade Goldman. I’m an Associate Designer with PALL. 

I went to school at Pasco Hernando State College and graduated with an AS in Drafting and Design Technology. 

In the fall of 2019, my teaching assistant mentioned that PALL was looking for interns, so I applied and was accepted. When my internship came to an end, PALL hired me on full-time in March of 2020. 

Now, at PALL, I design filtration systems for parts and assembly for the aircraft industry. My favorite part about my position is getting to make changes to parts and assembly and learn why it is happening. 

Plant Manager

Polaris Connectors

My name is Rick Reese. I’m the Plant Manager at Polaris Connectors. 

Polaris Connectors reached out to me years ago and offered me a position in the company. I was attracted to how happy everyone was. I thought that was pretty unique. My first day on the job was scary and exciting all at once, but the people were so welcoming and warm. 

I started out as a connector operator, moving into the CNC operator position, then taking over as the floor manager, ultimately leading me to be the Plant Manager. I love challenges. I love programming. I love science. I love leadership. I love our team and what we do.

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