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I try not to mix my lightsources if possible. Find out what kind of tubes they use. Hopefully “Daylight” balanced. Use flourescent lights.
If that’s not workable, try using reflectors with the existing lighting.
You could (esp if you have something along the lines of a minolta color meter) order some gels (Lee makes good ones) to balance your worklights to the ambient light).
Lastly you could light your subjects with what you got, but have the lighting on your subjects at least a half stop brighter than the ambient florescent, and do a custom whitebalance at your subject with a greycard or white paper. (your bacground will have a color cast, but your people will look right!