CareerSource Tampa Bay to Host Coffee & Careers 2.0 Job Preparation Event

~ A community event preparing people for the job search ~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) and the Caribbean-American National Development Organization (CANDO) will be co-sponsoring Coffee & Careers 2.0 on Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at CSTB’s Tampa Center located at 9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 101, Tampa, FL 33612.


This job preparation event is the second iteration of the Coffee & Careers event series. The first event saw 70 attendees who took advantage of resume consultations, virtual reality career exploration, and complimentary headshots.


Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee courtesy of CANDO 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 enjoying a cup of coffee.


“We are thrilled to collaborate with CareerSource for this impactful event,” stated Mr. Francis Joseph, Executive Director for CANDO. “Together, we aim to connect job seekers with opportunities while fostering community development and empowerment.”


Other services being made available that day include an Employability Skills Training Workshop (LinkedIn: Getting Started & Beyond at 1:30 p.m.), an opportunity to explore different careers via virtual reality, and the chance to have a headshot made for social media or other purposes by the CSTB Marketing Team.


Coffee & Careers 2.0 is in an excellent position on the calendar,” says Paul Casebolt, CSTB’s One Stop Operator. “In the weeks following the event, there will be at least two career fairs and a single employer hiring event sponsored by CSTB. Having a freshly reviewed, updated resume will give job seekers more confidence as they prepare to speak to employers.”


All community members are invited to join us. Participants in the Coffee & Careers event need to register with the statewide employment marketplace, Employ Florida, and are encouraged to complete that process prior to their visit. Visit the website at CSTB staff can also assist with Employ Florida registration at the event.


Jobseekers can register for the event at


For more 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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