Ready to get a job, or start training for a career but don’t know where to start? Tampa Bay Hires through CareerSource Tampa Bay can help! If you are out of school, between the ages of 16-24, a Hillsborough County resident, and motivated to start a training program or gain hands-on experience, Tampa Bay Hires can provide you with the skills you need! Tampa Bay Hires provides:
  • Career Exploration
  • Employability Skills Training, Including Financial Literacy
  • Career Coaching and Guidance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Limited Supportive Services
  • Paid Work Experience and On-the-Job Training Referral

Services Offered To Young Adults:

WIOA Youth Training– Education assistance at a local and approved college, obtain an online high school diploma, GED assistance, or assistance with employability skills.


For more information on the programs and schools we cover view the links below:

 Approved Training Provider Programs & Targeted Occupations List:

Paid Work Experience– Connect with employers in leading industries to receive job-related training. Develop skills for in-demand occupations while gaining experience in the workforce.  

Tampa Bay Summer Hires- Explore different careers while becoming oriented to the workforce. Available to youth between the ages of 15-24. 

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Ready to take the first step!?

Tampa Bay Hires Online Pre-screen

To start the enrollment process, applicants will need to fully complete the WIOA Youth prescreen below. Once completed, you will be assigned to a WIOA Youth Career Coach who will contact you about your next steps within two business days. If you do not see an email in your inbox, please be sure to check your spam/junk folders.To begin the pre-screen, please click the button below:

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Virtual Information Sessions for Youth 16-24 Years of Age

In response to COVID-19, CareerSource Tampa Bay’s (CSTB) Young Talent of Tampa Bay program is holding live virtual informational sessions. The live virtual sessions will be held for youth interested in gaining career advice, practical work experience, and other career guidance.


BLS Announces New Release on College Enrollment and Work Activity of Recent High School and College Graduates — 2020.  In October 2020, 62.7 percent of 2020 high school graduates ages 16 to 24 were enrolled in colleges or universities, down from 66.2 percent in the prior year, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported.  Among 20- to 29-year-olds who received a bachelor’s degree in 2020, 67.3 percent were employed, down from 76.0 percent in 2019.  These changes reflect the effect of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  To view the press release, visit:

Around thirty young adults turned out for a small job fair set up by the Summer Job Connection and The Boys and Girls Club of Tampa Bay. These young adults are preparing for interviews with Club Counselors to help them gain employment, some for the first time. Summer Intern Thomas Supeau takes us to the event at CareerSource Tampa Bay’s North Florida location.

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Youth Resources

These links provide a wide range of resources, tools, and guides to assist youth in all situations with developing their potential. These resources work to place the power of information into the hands of youth and those individuals who guide them in successfully navigating their way into adulthood amidst a global knowledge economy.