Enrollment for 2024 is currently being paused for review

Thank you for your interest in the Tampa Bay Summer Hires program. Due to program capacity, we have paused this year’s application to allow us to review our current pool of candidates. Please check back periodically for program updates.

We have served more than 3,000 youth with 300 employers since the launch of our program.

Unemployment rates for youth in the age range of 15 – 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 Tampa Bay Summer Hires program is equipping the future talent pipeline for Hillsborough County employers.

Please visit our youth services page for more information about our programs and be sure to follow us on social media to stay informed on program updates.

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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