CareerSource Tampa Bay to hold Town Hall for businesses on recovery programs (CARES) for the Hillsborough economy


June 16, 2020



TAMPA, FL –   CareerSource Tampa Bay (CSTB) will hold a virtual town hall meeting to explain the recovery programs (also known as the CARES Act) for the Hillsborough County businesses.   The meeting will also focus on the changes seen in the hospitality industry sector, and a future look ahead.

The virtual Town Hall meeting will take place on Friday, June 19, 2020 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited to 250 people.  Any business that has an interest in participating can email their request to  marketing@CareersourceTB.com.

Some of the questions to be answered during the meeting includes:

  • Where do we go from here?
  • What CARES programs will be able to assist your business?
  • What challenges do we face as we recover from Covid-19?
  • Questions from participants

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown the U.S. and the Tampa Bay area into an unprecedented  lockdown which has a huge impact on the local economy impacting our business community and our vital industries such as agriculture, healthcare, tourism, and hospitality industries.

“CareerSource Tampa Bay will work diligently with the business community, educators and community action agencies,” said CSTB CEO John Flanagan.   “We want to ensure that we are ready to provide re-training for dislocated workers and offer 100-percent compensated labor through various training contracts to Hillsborough County employers.  Our goal is to make sure we have a skilled and ready labor force.”

CSTB Business Services Director, Dan Schneckenburger will co-host the Town Hall.

“Our Business services team has been very active contacting employers and providing them information and resources to cope with the Covid-19 shutdowns and support their efforts to re-open and recover fully,” said Dan Schneckenburger, Director of Business Services for CSTB.  “CSTB has received 25million dollars of CARES recovery funding that will be introduced to the business community, in an effort to get dislocated workers back into the workforce.  This meeting will bring experts in workforce development, economic development, and hospitality for our continuing outreach effort.”

About CareerSource Tampa Bay

CareerSource Tampa Bay programs and initiatives are fully supported by the U.S. Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Agriculture as part of awards totaling $19,293,411.

CareerSource Tampa Bay works with businesses and candidates to leverage their training, retraining, and competitive opportunities in the workforce. Career Source Tampa Bay provided 240,269 services to 36,960 active Wagner-Peyser individuals during program year 2018- 2019. CareerSource Tampa Bay, with our five career centers is the single largest source of job candidates in the region from entry-level to executive-level candidates.

Businesses can access Career Source’s wide range of services that include recruiting, training for new and existing employees, targeted hiring events, and retention support strategies. All resources and services are provided at no cost to both businesses and job candidates.

Programs funded through CareerSource Tampa Bay are equal opportunity programs with auxiliary aids and services available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Persons using TTY/TTD equipment use Florida Relay Service 711. A proud partner of the American Job Center network to learn more, visit www.careersourcetampabay.com.

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