Hiring Event Connects Local Job Seekers to Employers Interviewing On Site
(St. Petersburg, FL – June 8, 2023) The St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions Initiative will host their #GetHiredStPete Career Fair on Thursday, June 15, 2023, at Pinellas Technical College. Anchor members, which include Bayfront Health, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, HCA Florida Northside Hospital, and the City of St. Petersburg, will be hiring on site for over 100 entry level to management jobs in nursing support, housekeeping, administration, security, food services, customer service, facilities maintenance, and more.
“Our Anchors Initiative is focused on economic growth and opportunity for the community; being able to hire people for jobs with growth potential is a tremendous resource that we’re excited to help support,” said Dr. Bilan Joseph, who oversees the Anchors collaboration as Strategic Initiatives Manager for the Foundation.
The #GetHiredStPete Career Fair goes beyond a typical career fair by offering free resume assistance and printing (1:30 pm – 2 pm) and free on-site childcare available throughout the fair itself, removing barriers that may exist for job seekers. The goal of the event is to help connect community residents, particularly those in the South St. Petersburg Community Redevelopment Area, with local economic opportunities and jobs.
The June 15 career fair represents the third collaborative event hosted by the Anchors Initiative since the group announced their partnership a little more than a year ago. With a goal of improving equity and health in South St. Petersburg, the thinking about the group is simple: as major city employers, the institutions have the power to shift outcomes when they work together.
The group hosted a job fair in the fall of 2022 and a virtual vendor opportunity fair last month.
“The primary goal of the Anchor Institutions Initiative is economic growth and opportunity for local residents and business owners. Ideally, this is an opportunity to put significant investment into the local community, which has experienced a lot of disinvestment and inequity,” said Dr. Joseph. “These local Anchors have the power to help change that. And the idea that they’re willing to do that is extremely powerful.”
The June 15 career fair is part of the group’s plan to collaborate on local hiring, procurement, and data-sharing with a goal of improving economic opportunities and health outcomes in South St. Petersburg, where the hospitals are located.
WHO: St. Petersburg Anchor Institutions
- Bayfront Health
- HCA Florida Northside Hospital
- Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
- St. Anthony’s Hospital
- City of St. Petersburg
WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: Pinellas Technical College
901 34th Street S
St. Petersburg, FL, 33756
For Immediate Release
Contact: Barbara Green
About the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg
The Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg is a private foundation formed in 2013 following the sale of the nonprofit Bayfront Health St. Petersburg. It is the steward of an endowment to support health equity in Pinellas County. The Foundation achieves health equity through racial equity by listening humbly, learning fearlessly, and leading courageously to impact systems change. In 2019, it opened the Center for Health Equity to invite people to learn, connect, and create together in order to advance racial equity and transform our communities. To learn more, visit https://healthystpete.foundation/