CareerSource Florida, at its Feb. 23 meeting in Tallahassee, will consider consolidating Tampa Bay area workforce training boards, including embattled CareerSource Pinellas and CareerSource Tampa Bay, according to the board’s agenda.
The proposed consolidation is part of an overall effort under a new law that would reduce the number of CareerSource boards statewide from the current 24.
CareerSource Pinellas Interim CEO Steven Meier informed staff of the proposed changes in an email, describing the news as unfortunate and urging board members to “provide any feedback you have to our legislative delegation, the CareerSource Florida board, … and Gov. (Ron) DeSantis’ office.”
– Peter Schorsch, Florida Politics