Assistance Programs

CareerSource Tampa Bay is your one-stop workforce services provider, offering a wide range of specialty programs within Hillsborough County.

Department of Children and Families

Click here to link to your DCF ACCESS account which requires user ID and password to review your case or benefits. This agency is unique and separate from CareerSource Tampa Bay. CareerSource Tampa Bay does not have access to the systems necessary to assist you with Department of Children and Families claims. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Florida's Federal Bonding Program

Employers may receive Fidelity Bonds free-of-charge as an incentive to hire hard-to-place job applicants. The bonds issued by the Federal Bonding Program help employers offset potential risks with the job honesty of at-risk job seekers (ex-offenders, persons in substance abuse recovery, economically disadvantaged individuals lacking work history, etc). For information please contact 727-524-4344 and ask for assistance with the Federal Bonding Program. For more information click here.

Hurricane Assistance

CareerSource Tampa Bay can assist individuals who been affected by Hurricane Maria and are currently residing in Hillsborough County. We provide FREE workshops and job search assistance, but you may also qualify for grants to acquire professional studies, certifications, take English classes and so much more.

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Non-Custodial Parent Employment Program (NCEP)

NPCEP helps parents, who are court-ordered to pay child support, to obtain employment and guide them through the first 180 days on the job.

Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA)

Beginning January 1, 2016 the Re-employment and Eligibility Assessment (REA) program is being replaced by the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program. The RESEA program’s target population is Re-employment Assistance (RA) claimants who are most likely to exhaust their RA benefits before finding new employment, and all transitioning veterans receiving Unemployment Compensation for Ex-Service members. Customers are randomly selected and mailed a letter notifying them of their appointment date and time. If you need to change your appointment please call: 813-930-7400.

Summer Job Connection

CareerSource Tampa Bay launched Hillsborough County summer youth employment program for youth ages 16 to 21. The Young Talent Tampa Bay – Summer Job Connection program provides part-time work paid experience to about 600 Hillsborough County youth that meet eligibility requirements.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

SNAP works to assist participants gain skills, training, experience and/or employment to increase ability to gain self-sufficiency. Click Here

Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)

Workers may be eligible to apply for TAA services if they were laid off as a result of increased imports or if their companies shifted production out of the United States to certain foreign countries.

Welfare Transition Program (WTP)

WTP helps parents move from welfare to work. To your application or to download activity forms, click here.