Best Resources For Job Seekers In Tampa Bay

February 16, 2013 8:00 AM

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Jobs are getting harder to find every day. Diligence is the key to finding a job in today’s tight job market. Newspaper ads and word of mouth are good, but don’t forget to try employment agencies in the job search. Many temporary staffing agencies have jobs that start out as temporary but soon work into a full-time, permanent job. Government agencies also offer job search websites to help the unemployed find jobs. There are jobs out there; it just takes time, effort and persistence to find them.

City of Tampa

2nd Floor City Hall
315 E. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33602
(813) 274-8211

The City of Tampa is always accepting applications from the public to fill vacancies in the various departments within the city. The website contains detailed requirements for each job opening as well as any special tests required. Job openings are updated regularly. The City of Tampa website also lists opening dates, closing dates and salary ranges of all job openings. Applications may be filled out online or printed out and mailed to the City of Tampa Employment Service Department.

Work Force Tampa Career Center
9215 N. Florida Ave., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 930-7400

Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance has a website that is full of links to Florida job search websites, national job search websites and websites for businesses that specialize in job hunting, like and This website also has tips for job searchers and links to training sites and other useful websites to assist the job searcher in their quest for employment.

WorkNet Pinellas
2312 Gulf-To-Bay Boulevard
Clearwater, FL 33765
Tel: (727) 524-4344

WorkNet Pinellas develops and leads an effective, efficient and integrated business driven workforce system, providing comprehensive and responsive services to the County’s citizens and business community.  WorkNet Pinellas develops strategies to target the needs of employers then matches them to job seekers across the employment spectrum – from assisting those seeking entry level into the workforce to cultivating workers to fill coveted high skill/high demand positions. There are three WorkNet Pinellas One Stop Career and Business Centers and 2 satellite Centers throughout the County. There is no fee charged for any of WorkNet Pinellas’ services for employers or jobseekers.

Kforce Inc.
1001 E. Palm Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 552-5000

Kforce Tampa is a staffing agency that lists positions available in the fields of finance, healthcare, accounting, technology and other fields. The website features links to outsourcing solutions, government solutions and healthcare solutions. Although Kforce is a nationwide corporation, the main office is in Tampa. Kforce provides permanent, part-time and temporary employment opportunities. This company is a great place to look for employment for those who are willing to relocate to other cities and states.

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Staffing Now
Tampa Staffing Service
4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 260
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 514-8282

Staffing Now is an administrative recruitment service that specializes in finding temporary or full-time job opportunities for administrative professionals. Employees at Staffing Now take pride in matching employers and job seekers in such a way as to build long-term relationships with the clients they deal with. Staffing Now offers temporary, long-term and direct-hire jobs to clients who use their services to find a job.

Sun Coast Staffing
4350 W. Cypress St., Suite 101
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 875-3511

Sun Coast Staffing has been serving clients throughout Florida for more than 25 years. It offers direct placement, temporary staffing, payroll and project staffing. Its speciality is in the placement of office support personnel in jobs in the Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, Sarasota and Clearwater areas of Florida. The staff at Sun Coast Staffing are professionals who firmly believe in honesty, integrity and caring attention when dealing with clients.

Career Central
7361 Forest Oaks Blvd.
Spring Hill, FL 34606
(352) 200-3020

Career Central is a treasure trove of information for job seekers. Whether going into the office or using the website, job seekers can find resume builders, job hunting tips, training classes, typing tutorials and more. The professional staff at Career Central provide employment services, job development services and placement services to job seekers throughout Florida. Once a client has signed up for services at the local office, job searches and referrals can be handled online without another trip to the office.

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Katherine Bostick is a freelance writer covering all things Tampa Bay. Her work can be found on

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