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(PUBLISHED ON 11.18.2019)

Hillsborough Businesses invited to learn more about CSTB’s
2020 Summer Jobs Connection
~Employer Table Talks to help businesses learn more about the program ~

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will be hosting a series of Summer Job Connection Employer Table Talks for Hillsborough County businesses. The table talks will give employers information on how to participate in the Summer Job Connection 2020 program which will begin accepting applications on January 6, 2020.

Table Talks will be held at the following dates, times and locations:

Friday, December 13, 2019 – Plant City 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
307 North Michigan Ave., Plant City, FL 33563

Monday, December 16, 2019 – Tampa 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
9215 North Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 – Ruskin Office – 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
201 14th Avenue, SE Ruskin, FL 33570

Wednesday, December 18 2019 – Brandon Center 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
9350 Bay Plaza Blvd., Suite 121 Tampa, FL 33619

Thursday, December 19, 2019 – Tampa Center 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.
9215 N Florida Ave, Tampa, FL 33612

Employers are invited to learn about the success CSTB experienced during the 2019 Summer Job Connection Program. Understand the intricacies associated with administering a workforce development Summer Youth Employment Program and how employers play a vital role in building the future talent pipeline for youth ages 16 to 24.

“This program would not be able to succeed without our business engagement,” said Jennifer Wilson, Summer Job Connection Coordinator. “Our business community has been key to our success by meeting businesses’ short term workforce needs, improving our regional talent pipelines and expanding workplace learning opportunities through our paid work experience model.”

The focus of the Summer Job Connection will be on regionally targeted industries and
in-demand jobs which includes Manufacturing/Construction, Building Trades, Hospitality/Tourism, Transportation, Logistics, Retail, Financial Shared Services, Healthcare, and Information Technology.

CSTB plans on serving up to 1,500 youth in 2020. During the summer of 2019, CSTB assisted with hiring 560 youth who participated in the program. There were 90 employers who took advantage of the program last summer.
Businesses who should attend this event are business owners, human resource staff, guidance counselors, business service providers, and anyone interested in learning more about the CSTB Summer Job Connection program resources available. Go to https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/summer-job for more information and to register for a SJC Employer Table Talk session.
For additional information about the Summer Job Connection contact the following: Jennifer Wilson via email at wilsonj@careersourcetb.com or call 813.419.5398.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling
$19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.
Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates.

Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.
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(PUBLISHED ON 11.08.2019)

CareerSource Tampa Bay Office Closure

~Closed for Veterans Day~

TAMPA, FL    CareerSource Tampa Bay’s administrative offices and career centers will be closed in honor of Veterans Day on Monday, November 11, 2019.  All Administrative offices and career centers will resume normal operations on the following business day, Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Please join us in honoring all of our Veterans!

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.  CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.

Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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(PUBLISHED ON 11.05.2019)

~UPDATE~

Job Fair dedicated to our Veterans, Service Members and their Families

~Paychecks for Patriots Connects Florida Veterans with Career Opportunities~

(VIDEO HANDOUT) This link is from the Hillsborough County Job Fair in November, 2019 videotaped from CareerSource Tampa Bay. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqpkidCA4rg

TAMPA, FL – If you are a Veteran looking for a job CareerSource Tampa Bay is catering to our Veterans and their family members with a special job event on Thursday, November 7, 2019.

The event is called Paychecks for Patriots, a special hiring fair dedicated to connecting quality employers with our local Veterans, Military Service Members and their families. The event will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at CareerSource Tampa Bay, located at 9215 North Florida Avenue Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612.

A total of 35 employers and 3 vendors have signed up to participate in the job fair. Nearly 90 Veterans have pre-registered for the event. For a complete listing of employers who are expected to attend the event and for more information on how to participate click on this link: https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/event/paychecks-for-patriots-hiring-event/

“We are excited to be a part of this statewide event,” said Maria Suarez with CareerSource Tampa Bay. “We want to get the word out to Veterans and the Military community about this special hiring event that will take place.”

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs have partnered with CareerSource Florida regions to connect members of Florida’s military and veteran community with career opportunities through the Paychecks for Patriots hiring event.

This statewide hiring job fair addresses the employment needs of veterans by bridging the gap between Florida veteran job seekers and Florida’s job creators. CareerSource Tampa Bay is excited to serve those who have served our country. Through Paychecks for Patriots, companies will be connected with talented, well-trained veterans to join their teams.

In the past six years, more than 5,700 of veteran candidates and military family members who participated across the state have gained employment during the Paychecks for Patriot events.

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.

Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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(PUBLISHED ON 10.30.2019)

CareerSource Tampa Bay makes announcement to restructure

~Decision to impact nearly 60 positions~

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) received formal approval from their Executive Committee to move forward with an effort to restructure part of the workforce organization.

The move was brought forward to the Executive committee during the October 17, 2019 meeting. Employees of CSTB were notified about the plan during a staff meeting on October 18, 2019. The full CSTB Board will have to approve the plan at the next meeting set for November 16, 2019.

The plan put forward by Chief Executive Officer, John Flanagan will include outsourcing via an RFP (Request for Proposals).

Highlights of the plan include the following:

1) WIOA Adult and Dislocated Worker, Business Services, and Career Services will be competitively procured, with full implementation on July 1, 2020;

2) This will mean that approximately 60 CSTB staff will transition to selected vendor(s), effective July 1, 2020.

3) Within the published RFP’s, CSTB will add language related “staff transition” for a period of 90 to 180 days to ensure seamless transition of services without interruption, and will allow for staff to maintain constant employment, without interruption;

4) It will require CSTB to file a WARN notice, given it will affect more than 50 people, will do that in the near future, likely within 60 days of the November 16 Board Meeting;

5) Contract will be awarded through a mix of Cost-reimbursement (80% of funds), and performance (20% of funds). This will allow CSTB to hold contractor’s accountable for performance, ensuring that profits are only paid upon successfully meeting contract goals.

“From an operational standpoint, outsourcing allows the Region greater flexibility in service delivery, at a more competitive price,” said CSTB CEO, John Flanagan. “This will create firewall protections that are absent in the current delivery model and provide greater protection to the taxpayer’s of Hillsborough County.

A competitive procurement will be announced once the full CSTB Board approves the plan. About CareerSource Tampa Bay CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.

Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates. Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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(PUBLISHED ON 10.28.2019)

CareerSource Tampa Bay to hold Job-Fair
~More than 200 positions available~

TAMPA, FL – Looking for a Job? There are more than 200 positions we are trying to fill during the CareerSource Tampa Bay’s (CSTB) mini Job Fair. The event will be held at the CareerSource Tampa Bay Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 located at 9215 North Florida Avenue, Tampa.

Ten employers will take part in the event which will be held from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Job Seekers must register with Employ Florida prior to attending the job fair. Participants are asked to dress professionally and bring updated resumes. More information about the job fair can be found by going to the www.CareerSourceTB.com website and look under the
Events section.

Some of the jobs and employers featured at the Job Fair will include:
 Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office: School Crossing Guard
 Moffitt Cancer Center: Food Service worker and Environmental Services Aide
 U.S Census : Enumerator and Lister
 Erwin Electric: Commercial Electrician, Commercial Lead Electrician
 Hertz: Vehicle Service Attendant
 Computer Generated Solutions: Customer Service Rep,
 Titan Solar Power: Electrical Lead and Solar Installer
 T-Mobile: Associate Expert

About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.

CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.   Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies.

All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates.  Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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(PUBLISHED ON 10.22.2019)

CareerSource Tampa Bay Participates in Seventh Annual
Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair
~ Hiring Fair Connects Florida Veterans with Career Opportunities ~

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will be assisting Veterans and their family members on Thursday, November 7, 2019 at the Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair, a special hiring fair dedicated to connecting quality employers with our local Veterans, Military Spouses, and Military Service Members and their families. The event will take place from
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at CareerSource Tampa Bay, located at 9215 North Florida Avenue Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612.

“We are excited to be a part of this statewide event,” said Maria Suarez with CareerSource Tampa Bay. “We want to get the word out to Veterans and the Military community about this special hiring event that will take place.”
Veterans can get more information about the event by contacting Maria Suarez at suarezm@careersourcetb.com, 813.930.7513, or text TampaVets to 41411.

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, the Florida National Guard and the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs have partnered with CareerSource Florida regions to connect members of Florida’s military and veteran community with career opportunities through the Paychecks for Patriots hiring event. This statewide hiring fair addresses the employment needs of veterans by bridging the gap between Florida veteran job seekers and Florida’s job creators. CareerSource Tampa Bay is excited to serve those who have served our country. Through Paychecks for Patriots, companies will be connected with talented, well-trained veterans to join their teams.
In the past six years, more than 5,700 of veteran candidates and military family members who participated across the state have gained employment during the Paychecks for Patriot events.

Veterans will be connected with a wide range of employers at CareerSource Tampa Bay in the following sectors: Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Retail, Trades, Finance, and Professional Services.

Veterans or their family members interested in pursuing Florida career opportunities who were unable to attend a Paychecks for Patriots hiring event can view and apply for available positions online at www.employflorida.com. Additionally, a special employment portal for Florida veterans is also available at veterans.employflorida.com with positions and resources geared towards veterans.

Click link below to see a printable flyer for the event:  11-07-2018 Paychecks for Patriots Job Fair (FLYER) 09242019-1011d

About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling
$19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of
job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.
Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates.

Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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(Published on September 23, 2019)

CareerSource Tampa Bay announces Industry Sector Consortiums
~Goal is to understand needs of business community and find solutions~

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is bringing together industry leaders in the Tampa and Hillsborough County region. The Industry Sector Consortiums will be held at the CSTB – Tampa Center, located at 9215 North Florida Avenue, Suite 101 Tampa.

The first consortium will look at the manufacturing sector and will held on Friday, September 27, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The Industry Sector Consortiums are being held in an effort to understand the needs of the business community. CSTB plans to meet with various industry sectors at throughout the year.

“I think it is important for us to hear what these various sectors of our economy are telling us,” said CSTB CEO John Flanagan. “We will take the information, work with our education partners and come up with a plan to improve our workforce in the Tampa Bay Region.”

Industry Sector Consortiums are the vehicles through which industry members voice their human resource needs and where regional solutions for workers and businesses can be determined. The Consortiums will allow a regional, industry-focused approach to build a skilled workforce aligning resources and addressing the talent needs of employers.

“CareerSource Tampa Bay used to serve our business community by dividing up the county by regions,” said Dan Schneckenburger, Business Services Director. “We think it makes more sense to allocate our resources by industry sectors like manufacturing and healthcare along with others. We believe we’ll be able to get a better sense of the needs in the industry sectors we serve.”

These consortiums are led by businesses within a critical industry cluster. The goal is to work collaboratively with CSTB, educational partners, economic development and community organizations and find ways to improve the workforce in these critical industry sectors.

If you would like to take part in the Manufacturing Consortium or other Consortiums listed below, please contact Dan Schneckenburger at 813.930.7827 or email him at
schneckenburgerd@CareerSourceTB.com. All Consortiums will be held at CSTB – Tampa Center location at time and location listed below.

19-20 CONSORTIUM SCHEDULE
(8:30 to 10:30 a.m. 9215 North Florida Avenue, Suite 101 Tampa)
-Manufacturing Sector Consortium – September 27, 2019
-Trades/Transportation Sector Consortium – December 12, 2019
-Information Technology Sector Consortium – March 12, 2020
-Healthcare/Life Sciences Sector Consortium – June 11, 2020

About CareerSource Tampa Bay
CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018-2019.

CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates. Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates.

Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.
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