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Education and Workforce Development

St. Petersburg, part of the growing Tampa Bay region, has an expanding workforce comprised of well-educated and highly-trained employees. Businesses looking to expand or relocate to the region will benefit from a high quality labor pool of more than 1.4 million persons marked by competitive wages and ample skilled employees. Additionally, Florida is a right-to-work and employment-at-will state.

St. Petersburg, with its compact urban environment, walkable downtown, and traditional character, is the preferred destination for sought-after, highly-skilled young professionals, as well as entrepreneurs and business owners.

St. Petersburg has a higher percentage of higher education degree holding residents than Florida or the US.


Workforce Investment Boards are regional entities created to implement the Workforce Investment Act of 1988. CareerSource Pinellas is the area’s local workforce board and offers a full range of career planning services for professional and entry level employment candidates.

Employer Services include:

Recruitment, pre-screened applicants, job fairs, easy job post listing for local, state, national, and international, tax credits, labor market research and information, and Quick Response and Incumbent Worker Training Programs – customer driven programs that provide funding for customized training for new, expanding, and existing businesses.

Job Seekers Services include:

Employment and career resources, computers, fax, telephones, and copy service, job listings, hiring requirements, testing, education and training programs, financial aid and screening for training programs, access to local, state and national labor markets, career development seminars, job referrals, access to job banks, scholarships and training, salary and labor information, support services for job seekers and new workers.

Local Job Services

Keep St. Petersburg Local has started a local job board for both employers and employees.

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