The Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber of Commerce is a leader in the mission of creating jobs in Pinellas County. With a strong partnership between Pinellas County Economic Development and CareerSource Pinellas we are continuously assisting local businesses along Pinellas Beaches to fill vacant jobs.
CareerSource Pinellas came into existence in January 2001 under the general direction of Pinellas County and Workforce Florida, Inc. (WFI) which is the state’s chief workforce policy organization. Created by the Workforce Innovation Act of 2000, the public-private partnership supports and promotes economic growth through workforce development. Workforce Florida is the principal architect in the state’s efforts to develop and retain a highly competitive workforce responsive to the needs of employers.
While WFI provides policy, planning and oversight at the state level, 24 regional workforce boards with significant representation from the business community are largely responsible for implementing programs in their communities. With entrepreneurial vision and in-depth local knowledge, these boards are encouraged to develop innovative programs that address the challenges and utilize the resources in their specific regions. CareerSource Pinellas is the governing Workforce Board, Region 14, for Pinellas County. Workforce development services in Florida are available primarily through a system of more than 200 One-Stop Career Centers designed to provide easy access to diverse services including job placement and training, temporary cash assistance and special support services such as subsidized childcare and transportation. There are three CareerSource Pinellas One-Stop Career and Business Centers and 2 satellite Centers throughout the County. There is no fee charged for any of CareerSource Pinellas' services for employers or jobseekers.
CareerSource Pinellas develops strategies to target the needs of employers then matches them to job seekers across the employment spectrum - from assisting those seeking entry level into the workforce to cultivating workers to fill coveted high skill/high demand positions.