PinellasWorks

PinellasWorks provides an opportunity for CareerSource Pinellas to connect employers and job seekers who have been impacted by COVID-19. The program offers 100% reimbursement of costs associated with training new employees and an opportunity for job seekers to learn new skills and get back to work.

QuickFACTS

  • CareerSource Pinellas will help distribute $2 million in aid to help workers and businesses impacted by COVID-19
  • Funding will be used for Short Term Training & On the Job Training
  • Businesses can apply to benefit from gaining trained employees in a targeted occupations
  • Actively seeking job seekers negatively impacted by COVID-19


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What is PinellasWorks?

PinellasWorks is helping Pinellas County job seekers with occupational skills training and helping businesses find the skilled labor they need. The PinellasWorks program is supported by CARES Act funding allocated by the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners.

CareerSource Pinellas will be working to connect job seekers with employers providing Short-Term and On-the-Job Training. The goal is to assist workers adversely affected by COVID-19 to improve their skills and make them more marketable among key industry sectors in Pinellas County.

Who Should Apply?

PinellasWorks offers JOB SEEKERS adversely affected by Covid-19 opportunities to learn new skills in key local industries and get back to work. Job seekers who would like to participate must have experienced unemployment due to COVID-19 and be US Citizen or authorized to work in the US, a Pinellas County resident, and 18 years of age or older.

 

Eligible EMPLOYERS can receive 100 percent reimbursement for the costs associated with training new employees and can earn a retention incentive for permanently hiring participants. For-profit or non-profit businesses that would like to participate in providing on-the-job training opportunities must have experienced economic impact due to COVID-19, and have been in operation for at least one year. On-the-job training placement opportunities for businesses and residents will last a minimum of 30 days and must be completed by December 15, 2020. Jobs eligible for this program will meet Florida’s minimum wage requirements, and the employee worksite location must be within Pinellas County. 

ALL JOBS AND PROGRAMS LISTED WITH THE PINELLASWORKS PROGRAM ARE BASED ON AVAILABLE FUNDING THROUGH THE CARES ACT PROGRAM

Customer Assistance

Have more questions about the program or 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 PinellasWorks assistant by emailing pinellasworks@careersourcepinellas.com


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