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Florida Department of Health Awards CareerSource Pinellas with Top Honors for Smoking Cessation Campaign

Florida Department of Health Awards CareerSource Pinellas with Top Honors for Smoking Cessation Campaign

IMG_2454During this year’s Workforce Development Summit, CareerSource Pinellas was recognized by the Florida Department for having the most referrals to Tobacco Free Florida campaign. All 24 regional workforce boards partnered with Tobacco Free Florida in August 2015 to support tobacco users’ efforts to quit. In program year 2015-2016, CSPIN referred 1,134 job seekers to the program!

Kicking the habit not only has proven health and financial benefits, but as more and more businesses become tobacco free, it may improve job prospects as well. Referrals receive free one-on-one counseling, access to support groups, and FREE tobacco cessation products.

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CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay Recognized for Top Job Placements

CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay Recognized for Top Job Placements

Top Placement AwardAt this year’s Florida Workforce Development Summit, CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay were honored for having top job placements for June, July and August 2016.

The Governor’s Monthly Job Placement Report, developed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and CareerSource Florida, highlights job placement achievement for the 24 workforce boards. The report was created in response to the Governor’s call for enhanced measurement of performance outcomes in workforce development that bolster the state’s economic recovery and growth.

CSPIN ranked first on the June and July reports for assisting job seekers with gaining employment; 2,389 and 2,423 job placements, respectively. In August CSPIN ranked third with 2,499 job placements.

In August, CSTB ranked first on the report for assisting over 4,800 job seekers with gaining employment. CSTB ranked fifth in July with 3,068 job placements and in June ranked sixth with 3,078 job placements.

AmeriCorps Program

AmeriCorps Program

We have agreed to participate in and administer the AmeriCorps program for 2016 here at CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay.

 

Our first step in implementing this program is to recruit 19 AmeriCorps members as full-time staff for this program. Members must be at least 18 years old. Some examples of individuals who might best fit these positions include military retirees, individuals who have been out of the workforce for a while to raise a family, individuals who have just graduated from high school or college, past AARP or Experience Works volunteers, others looking for re-entry into the workforce, etc. Prior to hire, every member will have to undergo a background screening.

 

Members will serve at-risk youth – some youth will be in-school as we work in partnership with our Science Center and others served will be out of school youth between the ages of 14-24. Members will assist youth by providing career exploration and guidance, mentoring and tutoring, employer engagement activities, and follow-up services after a youth is placed in employment or enrolled in an educational program.

 

While working as a full-time AmeriCorps member in 2016, members can:

 

  • Earn a living allowance of up to $12,530, in addition to gaining training and valuable work experience.
  • Receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award for $5775 to help pay for college, graduate school, vocational school or to repay student loans. This scholarship can also be used for other family members.

 

This is an amazing opportunity to serve our communities. Please reach out to your family and friends if you know of anyone who might be a good fit for these 19 AmeriCorps positions.  We plan to hire in early January with work starting immediately. Other part-time AmeriCorps positons may become available after January.

 

For more information, please contact Jeanette Gemmer at jgemmer@careersourcepinellas.com or at 727-465-4111.

AmeriCorps Youth Services

AmeriCorps Youth Services

CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, the regional workforce boards for Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, are seeking AmeriCorps members to serve at-risk youth between the ages of 18-21 for the Youth Services program. Members will assist youth by providing career exploration and guidance, mentoring and tutoring, employer engagement activities, and follow-up services after a youth is placed in employment or enrolled in an educational program.