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Local nonprofits hiring workers laid-off during pandemic

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Posted at 10:58 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 23:25:22-05

TAMPA, Fla. — Hillsborough County residents who have been laid-off or terminated during the coronavirus pandemic can apply for part-time jobs funded by a national grant, according to CareerSource Tampa Bay.

The National Dislocated Worker Grant program will provide funding for part-time employment at 25 hours per week with wages of $15.50 per hour.

It’s a 12-week program aimed at helping Hillsborough County residents get back to work.

“We are working with select local nonprofits who need assistance to continue to recover from the impacts, as well as to serve a higher demand in the community,” said Christina Witt.

The area nonprofit employers hiring through the grant are Feeding Tampa Bay, United Food Bank of Plant City and Metropolitan Ministries.

“Great opportunity for folks to learn new skills, do something important, serve the community while they’re building their skills and making some money,” said Christine Long of Metropolitan Ministries.

According to Feeding Tampa Bay, they will serve a record one-million people in a ten-county area, up from 650,000.

“Our warehouse needs that additional help,” said Shannon Hannon-Oliviero. “So, I know this particular grant is for warehouse and distribution to help get the food on those tables in need.”

For more information about the grant program, click here. To view a breakdown of the jobs being offered, click here.