Friday, April 20, 2018
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Hire Florida Grads Website offers job help after college

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What's a college graduate to do once they've received their diploma and the cap and gown have been tucked away? Those in search of a job can get help from Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas, organizations that are supporting the launch of the hirefloridagrads.com website where the profiles of work-ready, qualified job seekers are matched with open positions.

The effort is a response to Gov. Rick Scott's one-month challenge to Florida businesses, workforce and educations leaders to connect graduating college students with job interviews and employment opportunities.

"Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas have long been dedicated to developing a rich pipeline of talented and qualified workers to assist in the success of Tampa Bay's businesses," said Edward Peachey, president and CEO of Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas. "With the significant number of available jobs in our area that require a bachelor's degree or higher, our workforce staff is committed to connecting graduating college students to job prospects and career training opportunities."

College students graduating in April and May can create a profile at hirefloridagrads.com that will be provided to Florida's 24 regional workforce boards. While at the site, available job openings can be viewed, professional letters and resumes can be created and posted, automatic notification of new job matches can be received and skill assessments can be taken and saved, all free of charge.

Florida employers can visit employflorida.com to register and list job openings or contact the Regional Workforce Board or the One-Stop Career Center in their community for help with listing job openings at no charge.

Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance and WorkNet Pinellas are equal opportunity employers/programs. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

Mail business news to Nova Beall at Tampa Bay Times, 1130 Cleveland St., Suite 100 A, Clearwater, FL 33755 fax to (727) 441-4119; or email [email protected]

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