CareerSource Tampa Bay to Host Coffee & Careers Job Preparation Event

~ A community event to help career seekers prepare for the New Year ~

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) and Feeding Tampa Bay have partnered to present Coffee & Careers, a community event aimed at assisting local job seekers in preparing for the upcoming year. The event is scheduled for Thursday, December 14, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at CSTB’s Tampa Center, 9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612.


Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee provided by Feeding Tampa Bay while engaging with CSTB career coaches for free resume evaluations. This is an open house event where CSTB is inviting job seekers to come in and meet with staff and attend training while at the same time enjoying a cup of coffee.

“Working with a career coach can assist you with meeting your career goals,” said Kiani Bowman, CSTB’s Director of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) Adult & Dislocated Worker program. “A career coach can support you in understanding those goals, provide resources to get you there, help you identify the right role based on your skills and experience, provide guidance on resume and interviewing skills, and help you build your confidence.”


Other event features include:

  • Employability Skills Training Workshops:
    • “LinkedIn: Getting Started & Beyond” at 11:00 a.m.
    • “Creating an Effective Cover Letter” at 2:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Reality Career Exploration Experience
  • Resume evaluation
  • Free professional headshots


This collaborative effort between CSTB and Feeding Tampa Bay represents the first time these two community organizations have come together to serve the Tampa community.


Paul Casebolt, CSTB’s One Stop Operator, emphasizes the timing of the event, stating, “Coming out of the holidays and into the new year, people are often looking for the next opportunity. Some people may be engaged in seasonal employment that will be coming to an end; others are seeking a change from their current workplace. In either case, the new year is the perfect time for a new beginning, and we want to help put people on the path towards success.”


Feeding Tampa Bay, a valued community partner, is generously providing the coffee for the event.


The Coffee & Careers event is open to all members of the community. Participants are encouraged to complete a profile on Employ Florida before the event at, although CSTB staff will be available to assist with registration on the event day.


For additional information, please contact CSTB One Stop Operator Paul Casebolt at [email protected].


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 $23,377,669.


CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. CareerSource Tampa Bay provided 97,000 services to 20,000 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during the program year 2021-22. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our six 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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