CSTB Hosts Two Webinars for Hillsborough County Employers

CareerSource Tampa Bay is hosting two informational webinars for Hillsborough County Employers

~Webinars will inform employers on the Rapid Response Recovery Program (R³) ~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay will be hosting two webinars for Hillsborough County companies on Thursday, July 30, 2020. These webinars will provide Hillsborough County Employers with information on the Rapid Response Recovery Program (R3).

The webinars will inform employers on how to receive up to $12,000 for every employee hired, and how to earn an additional $2,500 in employee retention bonuses. The events will be 30 minutes long.

Scheduled Webinars:

• Thursday, July 30, 8:30 am Rapid Response Recovery Assistance Program (R3) – Employer Information Session.

Sign up by clicking on this link:

• Thursday, July 30, 1 pm Rapid Response Recovery Assistance Program (R3) – Employer Information Session. Sign up by click on this link:

Employers can attend by saving the link for the event they plan on attending and clicking the link above on the scheduled time and date.

There is no cost to Hillsborough employers participating in the program. Eligible businesses must meet the following criteria:

• Eligible positions must meet Florida minimum wage requirements

• Employee worksite location must be in Hillsborough County

• Eligible businesses must be for-profit businesses in Hillsborough County

• In operation for at least one year

• Businesses must have suffered economic impact due to the COVID-19 outbreak

The goal of the webinars is to provide Hillsborough County employers with information on the benefits of the Rapid Response Recovery Program (R3), and how they can allow CSTB to help expand the skilled workforce in Hillsborough County in the areas of most need.

More information about the program and the FAQ can be found at CareerSource Tampa Bay’s website located at

The R3 program is funded through the Federal Cares Act with funding released by the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners.

CSTB is distributing up to $21.5 million in funding to Hillsborough County Job Seekers and Business as part of the program.

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. CareerSource 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 CareerSource’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

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