|WORKNET PINELLAS||TAMPABAY WORKFORCE ALLIANCE|
|13805 58th Street North, Suite 2-140Clearwater, FL 33760
Contact: Kimberly Williams
|5100 W. Kennedy Blvd., #300Tampa, Florida 33609
Contact: Debby Vega-Hofmann
For Immediate Release
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Job Fair for Tampa Bay’s Youth Goes Live This Weekend
CLEARWATER (May 9, 2013) – From May 12 to May 18, Tampa Bay’s youth will have access to job opportunities through an online job fair targeting job seekers ages 14 to 24. For the third consecutive year, the organizing partners for this hiring event will span a four-county radius including Suncoast Workforce (Manatee/Sarasota), Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance (Hillsborough), and WorkNet Pinellas (Pinellas).
“The virtual job fair is an opportunity to connect youth with employment so that they may gain the skills and experience necessary to become successful future members of the workforce,” said Edward Peachey, President and CEO of the Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas.
Job opportunities for full-time, part-time, summer, temporary and permanent positions will be available. Currently over 265 employers are participating in the virtual job fair listing 1,085 job openings. With listings ranging from first-time jobs to jobs requiring college degrees and some experience, the online platform offers very real jobs for very real job seekers. The job fair is free of cost and simple to access. It’s not too late to register! Job seekers can sign up and search for jobs throughout the week long event.
Businesses that are interested in participating are encouraged to post their open positions on vjf.worknetpinellas.org. Only during the LIVE week-long event will job seekers be able to submit their resumes for employers’ job openings, who then can review them at their convenience.
About Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas
Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas serve as the regional workforce development boards for Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties, respectively. For more information on WorkNet Pinellas or Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance programs and services please visit www.worknetpinellas.org or www.workforcetampa.com. TBWA and WorkNet are members of the Employ Florida network of workforce services and are equal opportunity employers delivering equal opportunity programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities by calling TTY/TDD 711.