CSTB Launches Good Jobs Workshops and Releases Good Jobs Toolkit for Employers

CareerSource Tampa Bay Unveils New Business Toolkit

~Program to Help Businesses Create Good Jobs~


TAMPA, FL –CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) announces the launch of the “Good Jobs” initiative, which aims to assist local employers in the Greater Tampa Bay region in creating and identifying high-quality jobs that attract and retain top talent. As part of this initiative, CSTB has developed a comprehensive toolkit designed to equip employers with the resources necessary to produce high-quality jobs, ensuring they remain competitive in today’s job market.


CSTB will host a series of in-person and virtual Good Jobs Employer Workshops throughout 2024 to launch this toolkit. Employers can learn more about the Good Jobs initiative and start the process of becoming a Good Jobs Employer at the workshops, which will take place once a month.



Good Jobs Employer Workshops 2024
Date Time Location
June 26, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tampa Center – Room #13
July 17, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Virtual Teams Meeting
August 14, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tampa Center – Board Room
September 18, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Virtual Teams Meeting
October 16, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tampa Center – Board Room
November 13, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Virtual Teams Meeting
December 11, 2024 10:00 am – 11:00 am Tampa Center – Board Room
To register for our Good Jobs Employer Workshops please use the link below directing you to our calendar.

Find the workshops that coincide with the dates above.


Employers and job seekers can access the Tool Kit with the following web link:


Finding meaningful employment can be challenging in today’s rapidly evolving job market. With Good Jobs, CSTB is committed to bridging the gap between job seekers and employers who prioritize wages, career advancement, and employee well-being.


The Job Quality Framework, designed by CSTB, will help employers improve the quality of jobs for their prospective and existing employees. The Job Quality Framework identifies four standards for enhancing job quality and improving a worker’s overall experience, impacting the employer’s bottom line:

  • Pay and & Benefits
  • Career Training and Advancement
  • Organizational Culture and Environment
  • Employee and Family Support


CSTB plans to recognize local employers who meet Good Jobs Standards by offering the following services at no cost:

  • An Employer Good Jobs Seal on open positions listed on Employ Florida (
  • Companies will also be listed on CSTB’s Good Jobs webpage:
  • Receive access as a priority employer to CSTB program funding for On-the-Job Training (OJT), Paid Work Experience (PWE), and Incumbent Worker Training (IWT).
  • Good Jobs Employer priority-seating at CSTB events with a Good Jobs Seal at their table


For more information, contact CareerSource Tampa Bay Business Services team at [email protected] or Mario Rodriquez, Director of Business Services, at 813-397-2029.


Employers can start their journey by visiting the CSTB Good Jobs website:



In a recent publication in the Business Insider, the Acting U.S. Secretary of Labor, Julie Su, talks about how she is working to build an economy full of good jobs. Su goes on to describe what she sees as a Good Job:


“It’s more than a paycheck, but about dignity and respect. It’s about a real sense of security. I think that all people want to be part of something bigger than themselves,” Su said. “So they want a job to be able to support themselves and raise their families, but they also want to feel like they’re making a contribution, that there’s a sense of purpose. And I think a good job helps to give people that sense of purpose. And that’s something we’re trying to do all across America, is make sure that working people can feel that.”


“At CareerSource Tampa Bay, our mission is to connect talent to opportunity,” said Michelle Zieziula, CSTB’s SVP and Chief Operating Officer. “As the local workforce development board, we connect job seekers to career opportunities and employers to high-potential talent. Our job quality framework helps employers attract top talent and helps job seekers identify opportunities that fit their needs.”


“We believe that everyone deserves access to good jobs that provide financial stability and support personal and professional growth,” said CSTB Business Development Manager Maria Suarez. “With CSTB Good Jobs, we aim to connect job seekers with employers who share our vision of creating a brighter future for all.”


Good Jobs

CareerSource Tampa Bay has received a grant from the Families and Workers Fund to help reach and educate our local employer partners to assess and develop a Good Jobs program. (See previous press Release)


About CareerSource Tampa Bay

Programs and initiatives are sponsored by CareerSource Tampa Bay and the State of Florida, Department of Economic Opportunity, and fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $26,386,241.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 173,319 services to 37,054 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2019-2020. 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. We work closely with all Veterans.


Businesses can access CareerSource’s wide range of services, including 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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