Have you lost work due to COVID-19? Are you interested in enrolling in short-term training or earning money while giving back to your community?
The National Dislocated Worker Grant will provide an opportunity for CareerSource Pinellas to connect job seekers with local non-profits for temporary, paid employment (Pinellas Gives Back) and/or paid, short-term training options (Pinellas Training to Work). 


  • Pinellas Gives Back will connect job seekers with local non-profits for temporary, paid employment opportunities
  • Pinellas Training to Work will provide short-term training options for job seekers in high demand occupations
  • Work and earn wages at a local non-profit organization or enroll in short-term training at NO COST to you through one of our approved training providers

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What is Pinellas Gives Back?

Pinellas Gives Back is helping Pinellas County job seekers with temporary employment opportunities at local non-profits providing humanitarian and clean up assistance due to COVID-19 including:

  • Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA)

  • Neighborly Care Network (Meals on Wheels)

  • Girls, Inc. of Pinellas

  • Florida Dream Center

What is Pinellas Training to Work?

Pinellas Training to Work is helping Pinellas County job seekers with short-term training needed to get skilled up and back to work. Train for a career in:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant

  • Cybersecurity

  • Project Management

  • Dental Assisting

  • Web Design

  • Quickbooks

  • Phlebotomy

  • Medical Assisting

  • Computer Networking

  • Graphic Design

  • CDL A License….and much more!

Who Should Apply?

Pinellas Gives Back and Pinellas Training to Work candidates are required to meet Dislocated Worker criteria, as defined by WIOA statute, WIOA sec. 3(15). 

You may be eligible if you:

  • Are temporarily or permanently laid off as a consequence of COVID-19; or

  • Are a self-employed individuals who became unemployed or significantly underemployed due to COVID-19; or

  • Are a Long-term unemployed workers who have been unemployed 6 out of the past 13 weeks; or

  • Meet any other dislocated worker criteria as specified in WIOA statute.

Customer Assistance

Have more questions about how to sign up?  Please call 727-524-4344, Monday through Friday, from [8 a.m. to 5 p.m]. 

You can also contact a team member by emailing