CareerSource Tampa Bay’s Tampa Bay Summer Hires program for the summer of 2022 is now underway.

Hundreds of young adults 16-24 are now working in Hillsborough County Businesses, Hillsborough School District and non profits. For many youth, this is their first job experience. CareerSource Tampa Bay is proud to be a part of our youth’s success in getting their careers started. Sometimes that first job is the spark young adults need to find what career path they would like to take in the future. Or it’s the start of a mentorship that could provide the employee with a valuable reference for that next step.

Since the implementation of our inaugural year, we’ve experienced tremendous success. To date, we have served more than 1,800 youth with 130 employers participating in the program.

See below for videos, press releases, and more information about CSTB’s Summer Hires Program.

Our Vision –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.

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 SJC program is equipping the future talent pipeline for Hillsborough County employers.  Text the word SUMMERHIRES to 37373 to get updates about the program.  

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CSTB Summer Hires Videos

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