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WORKFORCE NEWS: Check out the latest edition!

WORKFORCE NEWS: Check out the latest edition!

New Website

New Website

As we transition to the new CareerSource Pinellas website, we are actively working to resolve any issues. If you see something (broken link, misspelled word, error pages, etc.), please send a “High Importance” email to marketing@careersourcepinellas.com with the website link, a description of the problem and a screenshot (when necessary). 

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From Veterans, To Veterans: William Rivera

From Veterans, To Veterans: William Rivera

As we conclude our Veterans Appreciation Month, we would like to highlight the vast accomplishments of William Rivera, Company 1st Sergeant and Senior Enlisted Personnel Administrator of the U.S. Marine Corps for 21 years.  His over two decades of military experience has made him an outstanding and resourceful member of our DVOP team.

When asked what his most rewarding moment of being a part of the DVOP team, Bill said that there were many, emphasizing how useful the program can be.  One day, a disabled veteran came to his office seeking work as a Master’s Degree Level counselor, specializing in children and adolescents.  She was graduating with 60 other graduates in a week and then going on to seek employment in this very narrow field – the Tampa Bay Area offers about 10 of these positions on an annual basis.  We got together, tweaked her resume and practiced “mock interviews” for about 3 days in a row. The results? She received the job offer and obtained it for 45K starting position.

Bill says this has confirmed the reason why he chose to get into this filed of work.  She got that job in just one week because of collaboration with Bill and his team in this truly challenging, extremely difficult job market.

Excitedly, Bill exclaimed that it was a “GREAT DAY!!”  Thank you, William, for your service to our country and our veterans, both in and out of the military.

Staff Kudos ~ Carolina Lora

Staff Kudos ~ Carolina Lora

Carolina, thank you personally as well as others at CareerSource Pinellas with providing the encouragement and tools to help me through my job transition. The experience was trying, frustrating, confusing, and disheartening (sometimes all at the same time!). But, I really appreciated the upbeat attitude you provided at the PPN meetings and the opportunity to glean from a host of speakers who had been through a similar job search experience. I truly believe I learned more about myself, others, and now have a better perspective of where I want my future to go. – Michael Dorweiler

Staff Kudos ~ Carolina Lora

Staff Kudos ~ Carolina Lora

Carolina, Thank you for the invite, but I am now working and unable to attend! Just as my unemployment claim had expired, I accepted a temp-to-hire position in Largo. Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of Pinellas County job seekers. After attending a few of the networking sessions in Clearwater, I did take away some beneficial ideas to make my job search a less painful experience. – Barbara Brown

Staff Kudos – Carolina Lora

Staff Kudos – Carolina Lora

I am an unemployed Information Technology professional, and I am currently researching job opportunities in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area. Wanting to ensure that I am prepared for some upcoming interviews, I called WorkNet Pinellas and scheduled a meeting with Carolina Lora. Ms. Lora was extremely helpful, and she took the time to prepare me for the interview process via a practice session where we enacted the interview process that was very beneficial for me. I am very thankful for the professional assistance that I’ve received from Carolina Lora. – Thomas Cunningham