Paid Work Experience

Employ Motivated Young Talent At No Cost To Your Company!

Through Paid Work Experience, CareerSource Tampa Bay helps businesses save money while young talent are able to get the job-related training they need to succeed. The Paid Work Experience program is designed to connect young adults to employers, with a focus on skill development for occupations in-demand. Employers will have the opportunity to employ motivated, young talent – at no cost to the company!

No Cost. All the Rewards.
Benefits to the Employer include:

  • 100%of wages paid over a training period.
    • Two options available:
      • Employer’s payroll or
      • CareerSource Tampa Bay's payroll
  • Employer will make all hiring decisions
  • Drug screen and background check
  • Candidates will be pre-screened and pre-qualified
  • Enhanced perspective - Young talent bring fresh ideas and special strengths.


  • Position must meet Florida minimum wage requirements
  • Entry-level position and high-demand occupation
  • Additional requirements apply

Always There. All the Way.
Our team of workforce representatives will work with you throughout the process and ensure your hiring needs are being met. Contact our representatives today!

For more information, contact:
Maria Suarez via e-mail at



CareerSource Tampa Bay is inviting Hillsborough County youth ages 16 to 21 to participate in a summer youth employment program.   The Young Talent Tampa Bay - Summer Job Connection program will provide part-time work paid experience for up to 400 Hillsborough County youth that meet eligibility requirements.

Participants will be provided a six-week paid work experience opportunity in a targeted industry.  Youth participating in the program will be paid $11.00 per hour and work a maximum of 24-hours per week.  The program will run from June 10 to July 19, 2019.