MESSAGE FROM CEO JOHN FLANAGAN
This is a difficult time for all of us as we work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on our staff, job seekers, businesses, partners and communities. Not only are school classes moving to online platforms, but many America Job Centers and other organizations that serve the workforce are looking to provide services beyond traditional brick and mortar sites in order to remotely meet their client needs.
To support our customers in this effort, and to help you avoid interruption of service, we want to remind you of the current online CSTB services that can be accessed remotely from their homes via any computer.In response to the present challenge, we’ve created a CSTB COVID-19 JOB-RESOURCE Tool kit that outlines resources such as:
• Reemployment Assistance Service Center Site & FAQ• Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan• How to use Employ Florida• Online Assessments Interests & Educational Sites• O*NET® Career Exploration Tools• Career One Stop• Labor Market Information• Program Information• State Resources
We want to assure you that CareerSource Tampa Bay is committed to supporting you during these challenging times and continuing to deliver quality services in Hillsborough County. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.
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CSTB COVID-19 Toolkit
The CSTB COVID-19 Toolkit is designed to assist Hillsborough County businesses,
organizations and job seekers to better understand available resources and help inform
and improve access to critical workforce development resources, programs, and
services that are essential during this time.
The toolkit provides a snapshot of resources and is meant to provide a foundation for
stakeholders to identify initial information. Additional information can be found on our
website at: https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/
• COVID-19 toolkit, including:
• “General Prevention” flyer
• “Stop the Spread of Germs” flyer
• “Florida’s Response to Emerging Infectious
• Frequently Asked Questions
• Guidance for businesses
• Current travel advisories
Small Business Administration
Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury
Disaster Loan (EIDL) program for businesses impacted by
Florida SBDC at University of
South Florida Muma College
Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
Here are some guidelines that you may want to share with
• All Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan
applications must be sent to the FSBDC Network,
and specifically the FSBDC at USF (within our 10
counties), in accordance with Department of
Economic Opportunity (DEO) guidelines.
• The FSBDC at USF will also provide online
confidential consultation to small business owners
and help them complete the application correctly.
• The FSBDC at USF has established a Bridge Loan
committee, comprised of economic development
professionals and lenders, that will review all
applications and either approve or reject them.
o The FSBDC at USF only facilitates the loan
process and provides technical assistance
before, during, and after the loan has been
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o We do NOT provide the actual
funding. Funding is provided by Fl