CareerSource Tampa Bay to participate in Backpack to Briefcase program with National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc.

~ Workshop Connects Young Adults with Career Opportunities ~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) is sponsoring the “Backpack to Briefcase” economic empowerment collegiate initiative program with the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc. Tampa Bay Area Chapter.


Teens and Young adults experience higher unemployment rates than the general population and often lack the skills necessary to succeed in the labor force. This initiative will assist selected young women from Tampa Bay’s surrounding colleges with a new professional suit, headshots, and professional development workshops such as resume writing, interview skills, and financial budgeting.


Participants have been preselected to participate in the event, which will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Suncoast Credit Union located at 6536 E. Hillsborough Ave. Tampa, FL 33610. During the event, CareerSource Tampa Bay will provide the opportunity for young adults to learn more about:

  • Creating a Strong Resume
  • Hot Jobs
  • Tampa Bay Summer Hires Internship opportunities


“This is an important way for us to give back to the community and assist young women with the tools they need as they enter the workforce,” said Jemelle Wilds, Business Development Manager with CareerSource Tampa Bay. “I will be joined by Jesse Gonzalez, and together we will facilitate an employability skills workshop to assist young adults transitioning from training to ready-to-work status. We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative.”


For more information, please contact Business Development Manager Jemelle Wilds at [email protected] or Business Development Manager Jesse Gonzalez at [email protected].


For more information about the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc, click on this link:


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 $23,321,277.


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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