Enrollment for 2023 is now closed.

Enrich your summer by investing in yourself and your professional development. CareerSource Tampa Bay believes you have what it takes to equip, enrich, and empower your career through coaching, internships and leadership training.

Tampa Bay Hires, in collaboration with the community, is proud to announce the opening of the Tampa Bay SUMMER Hires program application.

We have served more than 2,500 youth with 130 employers since the launch of our program.

Unemployment rates for youth in the age range of 16 – 24 years old usually run above 13-14%.

Our Tampa Bay Summer Hires program prepares Hillsborough County youth to be work-ready by exposing them to opportunities in targeted occupations, established a future talent pipeline, and assisted with reducing the skills gap shortage.

With a focused emphasis on CSTB’s core vision, Talent Meets Opportunity. Our TBSH program is equipping the future talent pipeline for Hillsborough County employers.

We thank you for your interest in the Tampa Bay Summer Hires program. The TBSH youth application is currently CLOSED. Please visit our Youth Services Page to learn more about other youth services that may be available to you.

Our Vision

A Unique Opportunity for Career Exploration to Youth

The CareerSource Tampa Bay Summer Youth Employment Program, branded Tampa Bay Summer Hires provides a unique opportunity for career exploration to youth in Hillsborough County. Summer youth employment programs instill the young adults of tomorrow with critical essential skills that all employers need. The Tampa Bay Summer Hires program introduces youth to the world of work and exposed them to new experiences, ideas, and potential career paths for the future through hands-on, real-world work experience through paid work experience positions in-demand occupations or targeted industries.

The program design was a vision created by CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) that was met with the full support of the CSTB Board of Directors and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, as well. The inaugural program year was 2019.


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