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CareerSource Tampa Bay kicks off 2024 Summer Hires Enrollment

~ This is the 6th  year the program has helped youth find summer jobs in Hillsborough County ~


TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay’s (CSTB) summer jobs program called Tampa Bay Summer Hires invites young adults 15 to 24 years old to register for summer leadership and employment training opportunities. Registration is now open to Hillsborough County youth ages 15 to 24. This year, CSTB lowered the age from 16 to 15 to allow younger adults more opportunities to participate in the program.


Tampa Bay Summer Hires plans on serving youth who are seeking opportunities to develop leadership skills and participate in hands-on job training. Since the implementation of our inaugural year in 2019, CSTB has served more than 3000 youth, with more than 300 employers participating in the program.


“Our Summer Hires initiative not only bolsters the local economy by offering Hillsborough County employers cost-free access to emerging talent but also fills crucial vacancies while providing invaluable work experience for young adults,” said Michelle Zieziula, Chief Operating Officer at CareerSource Tampa Bay. “The program provides a great start into the ‘world of work’ and the opportunities available in Hillsborough County.”


The program serves low-income, underserved youth or youth with a barrier to employment. Income requirements apply and vary based on specific grant funding requirements, but all interested youth are encouraged to apply.


Young adults are required to complete an online application at the following website: Applicants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, as funding is limited. Tampa Bay Summer Hires staff will contact applicants to review and discuss their applications and potential eligibility.


Applicants can apply for one of the following programs:

  • 6-week Paid Internship for up to 29 hours per week, earning $15 per hour
  • 6-week Youth Leadership Academy called “Young Leaders of Tomorrow”

($300 weekly incentive)

  • 4-week Paid Virtual Exploration program ($200 weekly incentive)


“We couldn’t be prouder of the rich and diverse community of young people we have here in Hillsborough County, and we want to continue investing in our emerging workforce to ensure that they stay here and continue to provide innovative and inspiring solutions to the challenges we face in our growing economy,” said Leondra Foster, Tampa Bay Summer Hires Program Director.


Employers who are interested in partnering with us should visit us at


If you want more information about the Tampa Bay Summer Hires program, please contact us at [email protected] or (813) 397-2028. Click on the link below for the dedicated website to the program:


Summer Hires 2024 Marketing Collateral:

TB Summer Hires 2024 Flyer

TB Summer Hires 2024 Flyer (Spanish)

TB Summer Hires Recruitment Video for Young Adults

TB Summer Hires Recruitment Video for Employers


Media Handouts:

B-Roll of Young Adults participating in training and job fair 2023 North Florida Avenue location.

B-Roll of Young Adults participating in training and job fair 2023 Ybor City location.

Overview of Summer Hires 2023


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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