St. Pete Works

About Us

We are St. Pete Works!

St. Pete Works! A Workforce collaboration of community organizations working together to increase employment in the Community Redevelopment Area (CRA). ST. PETE WORKS! is funded by the City of St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area and led by St. Petersburg College.

St. Pete Works leads the way in connecting job seekers and employers, providing skills training and work opportunities for youth and adults, analyzing and sharing data to educate the public on workforce needs, and aligning community partners around workforce initiatives to help make Southside CRA a place of economic opportunity for all.

Through programs and partnerships with local service providers, St. Pete Works ensures job seekers have access to opportunities, and have the skills employers need. We believe individuals and communities prosper when residents have access to gainful employment and businesses have access to a skilled workforce; that way, the people who live or work in our region have the opportunity to thrive. 

The collaborative’ s guiding members include: Pinellas Re-Entry Coalition (PERC), Human Service, Pinellas Opportunity Council, Pinellas County Urban League, Career Source, United Way Suncoast, and more.

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For Employers

St. Pete Works! offers three ways to help employers and employees connect in greater numbers:




Provide training and developmental programs to assist individuals fill top industry careers.

Promote job opportunities within the CRA and throughout the city.

Produce solutions that increase job success for individuals with special needs.

For more information about this City of St. Petersburg initiative, click the button and watch the video below. 

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Our Team

Melvin Shepard, Jr.

Program Manager


Career & Academic Advisor

Let's Get to Work Today

Our website features jobs from across the bay area. Visit our jobs board to view available opportunities in various industries.