For Immediate Release
March 15, 2024


Road to Your Future

FDOT to Host Transportation Industry Hiring Event in Hillsborough County

FDOT and 40+ Industry Partners Join Together to Recruit Workforce

TAMPA, Fla. – The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and 40+ industry partners will host a transportation industry hiring event March 20 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover. The event, named Road to Your Future, is one of a series of events strategically designed to strengthen the state’s transportation workforce to ensure the continuous delivery of a safe and efficient transportation system.

Job seekers are invited to pre-register to attend at There is no cost to register or attend. Open positions are for entry-level personnel as well as experienced professionals in various sectors of the transportation industry and include skilled trades, repair crewmen, traffic engineers, heavy equipment operators, professional engineers, highway maintenance technicians, project managers, general laborers, foremen, interns and many more. By pre-registering, job seekers will be eligible to be hired on-site for positions offered by FDOT. Many of the open positions involve on-the-job training.

FDOT is dedicated to workforce development, and this initiative is supported by Governor DeSantis and the Florida Legislature's commitment to enhance Florida's transportation infrastructure. Transportation jobs do more than move people and goods; they also drive economic growth in communities and provide stable employment with opportunities for advancement.

“The transportation sector provides numerous avenues for a promising future with jobs ranging from engineers designing secure roads to maintenance technicians ensuring seamless travel, as well as administrative professionals delivering essential support to keep operations running smoothly,” said Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Jared W. Perdue, P.E.  “By choosing a career in transportation, individuals are getting on the road to a brighter future for themselves and their community.”

During FDOT’s first Road to Your Future event last month in Jacksonville, the Department made its first-ever on-site hire, reflecting the immediate impact and effectiveness of the Road to Your Future initiative. Additionally, industry partners also hired on-site and recruited talent for a wide range of other positions ranging from surveyors and communications professionals to mechanics and drivers.

Road to Your Future hiring events are held in conjunction with Construction Career Days (CCD), an annual series of large-scale events held around the state to promote construction careers to Florida students. Started in 1999 to address the increased need for infrastructure and improved roadways, CCD gives students the chance to experience the construction field by participating in learning labs, speaking with industry veterans and participating in hands-on activities like operating heavy equipment. Tampa Bay’s CCD will be held March 21 at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds.

The Statewide Workforce Development Program, instituted and operated by FDOT since late 2019, is the culmination of key initiatives that provide a pathway to opportunities for experienced and entry-level workers alike in any field, allowing them to build successful careers in Florida’s transportation industry regardless of skill sets or level of experience. Transportation jobs offer competitive pay and comprehensive benefits packages, ensuring the well-being and financial security of the workforce. In Florida, the transportation sector is at the forefront of technological advancement and innovation, presenting employees with opportunities to engage in initiatives that impact the future of infrastructure.

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The Florida Department of Transportation’s mission is to provide a safe transportation system that ensures the mobility of people and goods, enhances economic prosperity and preserves the quality of the state’s environment and communities. The department is committed to building a transportation system that not only fits the current needs of Florida’s residents and visitors but also enhances mobility throughout the state to accommodate its consistent and rapid growth. The unique nature of the Sunshine State and its year-round warm climate provides numerous opportunities to achieve the department’s mission through multiple transportation modes including highways/streets, air, rail, sea, spaceports, transit, and the ever-expanding deployment of bicycle & pedestrian facilities.