Targeted Job Creation

Workgroup Overview

The Targeted Jobs Creation Workgroup aims to build connections between, and align the needs of, job seekers and employers in St. Petersburg’s five “Grow Smarter” target industries. The group is interested in advancing conversations around barriers to employment, such as transportation. This work is key to business retention and expansion in St. Petersburg. 

  • Update and communicate the Target Industries . 
  • Create a formalized business retention/expansion strategy and team.
  • Support the development of the workforce resource map and continued alignment of workforce development.


Michael Jalazo
Executive Director of the Pinellas Ex-Offender Re-Entry Coalition