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Tampa Bay Summer Hires to Hold Employer Information Session 21-684c

TAMPA, FL – CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will be hosting a Tampa Bay Summer Hires Employer Information Session for Hillsborough County businesses. The virtual meeting will give employers information on how to participate in the 2022 Tampa Bay Summer Hires program.

The Employer Information Session will be held online via Zoom on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Employers interested in signing up for the Employer Information Session can register by clicking on this link: https://conta.cc/3z1nlrf

Employers are invited to learn about the success CSTB experienced during past summer programs, understand how to participate as an employer and learn how employers play a vital role in building the future talent pipeline for young adults, 16 to 24 years of age.

“This program would not be able to succeed without the support of our business community,” said Jennifer Wilson, Tampa Bay Summer Hires Director. “Our business community has been key to our success by meeting businesses’ short term workforce needs, improving our regional talent pipelines and expanding workplace learning opportunities through our paid work experience model.”

Tampa Bay Summer Hires is especially looking for employers with regionally targeted industries and in-demand jobs which includes:

• Manufacturing/Construction/ Building Trades

• Hospitality/Tourism

• Transportation

• Logistics

• Retail

• Financial Shared Services

• Healthcare

• Information Technology.

Tampa Bay Summer Hires plans on serving up to 760 youth in 2022. Since the implementation of our inaugural year in 2019, we’ve experienced tremendous success. To date, serving more than 1,800 youth with 130 employers participating in the program.

During the summer of 2021, CSTB assisted with the support of 112 local employers filled more than 900 positions for young adults to work in various industries. During 2021 CSTB received 2,460 applications for the summer jobs program. The breakdown of employers who participated in 2021 included 78 for profit businesses, 33 non-profit and 1 governmental agency.

The Tampa Bay Summer Hires program and CareerSource Tampa Bay is the agency of record for young adults participating the program. CSTB handles the payroll, and even provides a career counselor to work with program participants. In 2022, CSTB plans to pay participants $13 per hour. In return, Employers get a paid summer intern for 8-weeks to help with their business.

This event is open to any Hillsborough County business owners, human resource staff, guidance counselors, business service providers, and anyone interested in learning more about the CSTB Tampa Bay Summer Hires program. The main website for the program can be found at this link: https://hires.careersourcetampabay.com/tampa-bay-summer-hires/

Businesses seeking additional information about the Tampa Bay Summer Hires program contact the following: Elizabeth Ventura via email at [email protected] or Jennifer Wilson via email at [email protected] or call 813.419.5398.

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 that include 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 www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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