Tampa Bay Job Seekers Support – Summary Thanks to Training Tamer – Larry LaBelle

If you are looking for a job, check out this list of great resources (free or nearly free!) in the Tampa Bay, Florida Area.

Hillsborough County


Bell Shoals Baptist Church


2012 Bell Shoals Drive, Brandon, FL 33511

Wednesdays, 8:30 AM (Fellowship Hall)

Leader:  Jim Rogers (bunkerboundnine@msn.com)


Idlewild Baptist Church – iWork Group


Exciting Idlewild Blvd (on right off Dale Mabry Hwy North just after entrance to Veteran’s Expressway)

Lutz, FL 33548

Meets in Parish Hall Tuesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 PM in Classroom E104

Leader:  Jim Carow (james.carow@gmail.com)


Real Estate Lives Job Seeker Support Group


Howard Johnson Plaza

111 W. Fortune Street, Tampa, 33602

Meets twice a month for a General Meeting from 8:00 – 12:00 AM.  Hands-on Training from 10:45 – 11:45 AM on the same day!  For meeting dates, go to www.realestatelives.org and click on Networking Meetings & Events. For a complete list of upcoming training and dates/times, go to www.realestatelives.org, click on Training & Education, and then click on the click here link on the first line.  Check out the rest of the website for more valuable information.

Leader:  Ron Weaver (rweaver@stearnsweaver.com)


SPC Tweeners

St. Paul’s Catholic Church – Family Center Building


12708 N. Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33618

Thursdays, 8:30 am – 11:00 AM

Leader:  Jim Kissane (tweeners@stpaulchurch.com)


St. Steven’s Catholic Church


Career Transition Ministry (CTM)

St. Steven’s School

10424 St. Steven Circle, Riverview, FL

Meets on Mondays, 7-9 PM

Leader:  John Nemia (john.nemia@citi.com)



Tampa-Bay-Job-Links – Monday Morning Links NEW 5/2/2013

NOTE:  You must RSVP to nikki@tampabay-job-links.org to attend.


4100 W. Kennedy Blvd. Suite #206, Tampa, FL 33609

Meets Mondays, 9:30 – 10:45 AM

Exceutive Director:  Sheila Solomon Rudd, Executive Director

Phone:  813.344.0200  Email:  job-links@tampabay-job-links.org


Tampa Bay Workforce Alliance, Professional Networking Group


9215 N. Florida Avenue, Suite 103, Tampa, FL 33612

Tuesdays, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Leaders:   Kelli Peltier, Lead Professional Recruiter, 813-930-7586, PeltierK@workforcetampa.com

Sharon Bond, Professional Recruiter, 813-930-7458, BondS@workforcetampa.com


Meeting Dates & Locations:

Meetings rotate between the below 4 locations.  The dates below cover through June, 2013.  Go to  https://www.workforcetampa.com/pages/PNG and click on the click here link under When are the meeting dates? title to get the latest schedule.



Hillsborough Community College – Ybor City Campus

Room 307, 1320 E. Palm Avenue, Tampa, FL 33605

Upcoming Meetings:  May 7 and June 4



Hillsborough Community College – Institute for Continuing Education (Auditorium)

39 Columbia Dr., Tampa, Florida 33606

Upcoming Meetings:  May 21, and June 18



Hillsborough Community College – SouthShore Campus (Dickman Community Center, Room 201 – 202)

551 24th Street NE, Ruskin, FL 33570

Upcoming Meetings:  May 14 and June 11



Tampa Bay WorkForce Alliance

2001 E. Cherry Street, Plant City, FL 33563

Upcoming Meetings:  May 28 and June 25


NOTE:  Membership to the Professional Networking Group is by invitation-only.  Any interested professionals may request invitation by contacting PNG@workforcetampa.com.


Pinellas County


Career Transition Workshops


Heritage United Methodist Church

2680 Landmark Drive

Clearwater, FL 33761

Meets Thursday, 10am to Noon; Different topics each time

Facilitator is Lee Savage 727-796-0071 (leebsav@aol.com)


Transitioning Professionals of Tampa Bay (TPT)


The University of Phoenix – Clearwater

1901 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL

(Held in the Mercury Insurance Building on North Side of Ulmerton Road Just After You Come Off the Howard Franklin Bridge)

Thursdays, 9:00 AM – 12 Noon

Leader:  RobWolf (rwolf41@verizon.net)


WorkNet Pinellas


For more information, call Roy Roggensack at (727) 608-2423

There are three groups at Worknet Pinellas that are listed below.  Check the above link for more details.

  1. The Executive Network (TEN)
  2. Pinellas Professional Network (PPN)
  3. Job Club Network (There are several Job Clubs at various WorkNet Pinellas locations.  Call Worknet Pinellas for details on the meeting time and locations for the Job Club nearest you.)

Leader:  Roy Roggensack (rroggensack@worknetpinellas.org)


Your Career Alternatives UPDATED 5/2/2013


Heritage United Methodist Chruch

2680 Landmark Dr. – Clearwater, FL 33761

Meets Thursday, 10am to Noon; Different topics each time

To register or check on topics, call Lee Savage at (727) 796-0071