Grant focuses on getting Hillsborough residents back to work

Hillsborough County residents who have been laid-off or terminated during the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for part-time jobs funded via the National Dislocated Worker Grant (NDWG) program.

The jobs available with the grant is for:

  • Part-time employment at 25 hours per week
  • Wages of $15.50 per hour
  • A 12-week program duration
  • Hillsborough County Residents
Hillsborough County, Florida
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“Hillsborough County residents who’ve lost their job loss or saw decreased income due to COVID-19,” said Christina Witt, CSTB Director of Programs. “We are working with select local non-profits who need assistance to continue to recover from the impacts, as well as to serve a higher demand in the community. The National Dislocated Grant can help residents get back on their feet while giving back to the community.”

Non-profit employers hiring through the grant include:

  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Feeding Tampa Bay
  • United Food Bank of Plant City

View the list of jobs available through the program visit the following link: https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/NDWG-Hot-Jobs.pdf

In order to qualify for the grant, applicants must be 18 years of age or older, temporarily or permanently laid-off due to COVID-19 (or due to any other economic impact), self-employed and became unemployed or underemployed, or be long-term unemployed for six out of the past 13 weeks.

To apply for the grant or learn more, residents can visit https://www.careersourcetampabay.com/national-dislocated-worker-grant/.

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