Programs & Resources

CareerSource Pinellas wants to link the top, qualified business professionals with great Pinellas County employers. We want to build partnerships with local employers, business associations and chambers of commerce to assist Pinellas County employers in finding top-talent for their business.

CareerSource Pinellas offers a variety of Workforce Solutions and Business Services, such as 

  • Career Fairs
  • Job Postings
  •  In-House Recruitment Events
  • and more!

For more information, please click here

The Pinellas Workforce Transition and Outplacement team coordinates assistance for Florida’s employers and workers affected by temporary and permanent business layoffs. At on-site sessions, our team will review workforce services available to assist in re-employment and an in-depth review of the Reemployment Assistance Program which includes:

  • Calculations for benefit amount
  • How to apply for Reemployment Assistance
  • When to apply and how to claim benefit weeks
  • Requirements while on Reemployment Assistance
  • What is considered income
  • How 401K, Severance, Pensions, Social Security and Child Support affects Reemployment Assistance
  • Working Part Time while on Reemployment Assistance
  • Training opportunities through Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
  • Free Resume and Interviewing Skills classes available through the Workforce locations
  • Employ Florida
  • Workforce Job Fair Information

Florida no longer has a local unemployment office therefore this is valuable face-to-face opportunity to have unemployment questions answered.

If a WARN notice has been filed, a member from our team will be contacting your company to offer services. If your company does not meet the requirements for filing a WARN, a member of our team can be contacted directly to set up onsite sessions.

For more information regarding Workforce Transition and Outplacement Services, email Pam Perkins.

Tampa Bay Skills Gap Analyses were undertaken to quantify the current and future demand for skill sets so that a pipeline of talent could be developed to the area’s most challenging-to-hire skill sets. Research included focus groups, interviews and skill set surveys. The Analyses sought to understand skill sets on the granular level at which hiring managers must make decisions. To learn more, visit http://tampabaygapanalysis.com/.

The Tampa Bay Area has numerous resources to help match you to job seekers in your area.  Each map will show local employers per industry, as well as contact information and addresses of each company.  Plus, you will find industry-specific labor market information such as population, unemployment rates and average industry wages.

Available Maps:

Labor Market Information (LMI) is comprised of employment data per location and occupation, labor supply and demand, earnings, unemployment rates and demographics.

Employ Florida links Florida’s state and local workforce services. You will be prompted to log in if you desire to create a profile. Otherwise, browse and explore!

Current Market Information

Unemployment Rates  – May 2019
  • United States: 3.4%
  • Florida: 3.1%
  • Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater MSA: 2.9%
  • CareerSource Pinellas (Pinellas County): 2.9%
  • note: these rates are not seasonally adjusted and are the most recent available through the Department of Economic Opportunity.

In May 2019, the Tampa‐St. Petersburg‐Clearwater Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) had the highest annual job growth compared to all the metro areas in the state in financial activities (+4,300 jobs) and mining, logging, and construction (+4,200 jobs).

Average Annual Wage – 2018
  • Florida: $50,090
  • CareerSource Pinellas (Pinellas County): $49,281

Click here for a detailed report on industries showing growth or declines in jobs, population totals and other information specific to Pinellas County.