EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
In order to apply for jobs online, you need an active email account. Free accounts may be set up at yahoo.com and google.com, (gmail) among other places. Do this first if you'd like to register and don't have an account. This can be done at most libraries.
The City of St. Louis has "banned the box." That means that applications for employment with the City of St. Louis will no longer require job applicants to check a box if they have a felony conviction. This is becoming more widespread with other employers as well.
LISTING OF MISSOURI JOB FAIRS
CLICK HERE for Career Services list of upcoming hiring events.
TIPS FOR JOB SEEKERS.
Lots of practical advice. Feel free to print and distribute.
ACCREDITED SCHOOLS ONLINE
Online schools listed by major, state or degree level, along with other information about this option.
A RED CIRCLE
6439 Plymouth Ave., Suite #W130, Wellston 63133
Located in the Stl Partnership Business Center. Founded to address racial injustice and inequality in the North St. Louis County region (“North County”). Services zip codes are: 63121, 63133, 63134, 63135, 63136, 63137, 63138, 63140, 63031, 63033, 63034, and 63042. Five focus areas are: employment, education, holistic living, policy, and the arts.
1315 Ann Ave. 63104
Year-round recruitment for people to work in disaster relief.
BEGIN Training and Employment Center
St. Patrick Center
800 North Tucker 63101
The BEGIN Training & Education Center (BTEC) is an innovative educational program providing various training courses with a wrap-around network of social support services. For many St. Patrick Center clients, the first step will include completing an on-site 12-week fast-track GED program prior to advancing to a training program. Emphasis is placed on collaboration with employer partners that provide practical application and experience, as well as industry certifications. Also programs specifically for homeless.
BETTER FAMILY LIFE
Cultural, Educational and Business Center (Headquarters)
5415 Page Blvd 63112
Missouri Work Assistance Other Programs Offered through the MET Center and other resources. Better Family Life provides many resources and several locations.
BLUEPRINT 4 CAREERS
A free website devoted to jobs, training and employment in this area, with a focus on youth. Launched in 2019 through a partnership with the Clark-Fox Family Foundation and the United Way of Greater St. Louis. Lists of employment opportunities and more.
2604 Cherokee 63118
419 South Main Street in historic St. Charles
Supportive employment. Products made by hand. Provides job opportunities for people experiencing homelessness or those who are housing insecure.
BUD PROGRAM: Building Union Diversity
American Job Centers
1520 Market St. 63103
3rd Floor. Apply in person 9:00 am-4:00 pm
26 North Oaks Plaza 63121
Pre-apprenticeship training for minorities, women, and long-term unemployed for careers in consttruction union trades.Participating unions and apprenticeships include: Carpenters,L.I.U.N.A. Construction Craft Laborers, Brick Layers, Iron Workers, Operating Engineers Local 513,I.B.E.W. Local 1 Electrical Workers, and Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562.
CANTERBURY ENTERPRISES, INC.
7228 Weil Ave. 63119
Sheltered workshop. Employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
2709 Woodson Rd. Overland, MO 63114
Job Readiness Workshops, job search strategies, more.
110 North Jefferson 63103
Provides middle and high school students and their families with early information and resources on how to plan, prepare, pay for and pursue a college education.
COLLEGE COURSES, ONLINE FREE
Click HERE for a full list and information about enrolling.
Free accelerated training programs: CDL, Logistics, STEM Portal, Medical, more.
4411 N. Newstead (Prince Hall)
Learning Center that works in collaboration with other non-profits in several locations.
CONNECTIONS TO SUCCESS and DRESS FOR SUCCESS
2125 Bissell 63107 (No street sign - In the Grace Hill building
near Grand and Florissant) 314-584-6887
3000 Little Hills Expressway St. Charles 63301 636-940-8027
New location in East St Louis:
601 James R Thompson Blvd . SIUE Campus - Building B
East St Louis, IL 62202 618-482-8359
Monday-Friday 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Both organizations provide clothing for job interviews and outfits for starting work before the first paycheck. Also, counseling and job readiness. They work with men and women who have been incarcerated, as well as other job seekers. Call to make an appointment if possible.
Website only. Look for St. Louis, and see the many jobs that are listed there. They also list housing, items for sale, and other services.
CRIMINAL BACKGROUND FOR EMPLOYERS AND INFORMATION
www.goodwill.org or www.mersgoodwill.org
www.employmentstl.org (Employment Connection)
NELP:The National Employment Law Project
Promotes policies and programs that create good jobs, strengthen upward mobility, enforce worker rights, and improved benefits and services. Resources and legal assistance.
How to get a job with a criminal record. Practical tips.
RANKER.COM Lists companies that will hire ex-offenders.
DEPARTMENT STORE APPLICATIONS/RETAIL
The site provides employment resources, online applications, and job listings for many of the top department store retailers across the United States.
EOC/TRIO EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY CENTERS
Part of the federally-funded TRIO program. Provides college,career, financial aid and financial literacy advising to assist individuals in furthering their education beyond high school. Free of charge.
Alton: 11 West 3rd Street, Alton, IL 62002 618-465-5124
Belleville: 110 N. High St., Ste. 1, Belleville, IL 62220 618-235-1776
East St. Louis: SIUE East St. Louis Center, Bldg. A, Room 2026
601 James R. Thompson Blvd., East St. Louis, IL 62201 618-874-8734
Greenville College: Greenville Central 618-664-7114
Lewis & Clark Community College: Admissions 618-468-5258
Lindell Education Center: 4236 Lindell Suite 102, 63108 314-367-8100
North County Education Center: Florissant, MO 63033 314-837-2100
2838 Market Street 63103
www.employmentstl.org 314-333-JOBS (5627)
Free employment services to ex-offenders and persons who have a barrier to finding and maintaining employment, and to St. Louis area businesses who are seeking qualified job applicants. World of Work (WOW) training is Monday-Thursday 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Services provided include: GED classes, on-site job fairs, placement services, homeless veterans program, disabled veterans program. Bring ID.
outreach/recruitment, assessment, employment readiness training, on-site education, individual case management, job development, job placement, job retention, temp to direct hire, managed staffing services, career development, and follow-up services. GED, Bring ID.It is a requirement of the program that you attend a three day World of Work seminar after completing orientation. Orientation sessions are held every Friday at 12:30 PM. Both orientation and the World of Work seminar are held at 2838 Market Street, just west of Jefferson. Best to call first.
EMPLOYMENT GUIDE ST. LOUIS
They post local jobs daily. Wide variety, including trucking, service, temp jobs, fairs.
ENTRY LEVEL JOBS. Search online.
This website lists jobs by state, then city and region. Click on the state and the go to the community you are near.
FATHERS SUPPORT CENTER
Prince Hall Family Support Center
4411 N. Newstead 63115
Areas of focus include job readiness and retention skills, culminating in job placement. Participants are paired with trained mentors who provide support and guidance in finding employment as well as teaching family life skills. Other programs include a legal clinic, youth leadership and 'The Family Formation'. Now working with women.
NEW LOCATION: 2700 Cherokee 63118
314-333-4170 ext. 444
(SLATE) St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
1520 Market Street #3050 63103
THE MET CENTER
6347 Plymouth Avenue
Wellston, MO 63133
FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM
The Federal Bonding Program provides fidelity bonding insurance coverage to individuals with criminal histories and other high-risk job applicants. Click here for more information. And let potential employers know about this program if they don't already.
GED (NOW HiSET)
High School Equivalency Online
MOLearns is Missouri's Internet based High School Equivalency classroom for at home study.
To register for the test go to www.hiset.ets.org
COMPREHENSIVE LISTING OF GED LOCATIONS AND MORE INFO
20 S. Sarah Ave. 63108 (Cortex area)
Founded after Ferguson in St. Louis and other cities. Partners with public and private sectors to increase investment and business growth. Provides resources and connections for those in need of employment before or after scheduled Hiring Events. Minority business opportunities in collaboration with established corporations.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA ONLINE
Many opportunities for receiving the HISET diploma. Courses offers at St. Louis City and County Libraries
but there's a waiting list.
HARAMBEE YOUTH TRAINING
1142 Hodiamont Ave. 63112
Job training and skill development in construction trades with a concentration on tuckpointing. For ages 12 - 18. After school and summer programs available.
4417 Oleatha Ave. 63116
Industrial Aid is an extended employment sheltered workshop employing individuals with disabilities to perform subcontract packaging and assembly in a supportive, light-industrial environment.
JOBS AND MORE STL: Focus on Ferguson
Interviewing, networking, application and resume writing, decision making, and confl ict resolution!. Workshops and classroom learning. Workforce training.
GREAT HIRES has changed its website address to:
Missouri state website for jobs and training. The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.
JOB CORPS CENTER
4333 Goodfellow Blvd. 63120
Job Corps is a no-cost education and career technical training program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor that provides career technical and academic training for ages 16 through 24.
JOBS APPLICATIONS ONLINE
Provides job resources and online applications for restaurants, retail and department stores, pharmacies, grocery stores, and companies in many different industries. Find out what it takes to complete the online application process.
Free online courses in just about anything. Math, computer programming, grammar, science, history, SAT®, AP®, and much more.
4811 Delmar 63108
Learn coding and programming. Non-profit organization that provides classes, mentoring, 'codergirl' for women, apprenticeships and job placement in computer technology.
MERS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
1727 Locust St. 63103
Many programs and locations, including services for veterans. Juvenile Justice helps youth in juvenile detention centers find employment and obtain a GED.
METROPOLITAN EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER (METC)
6347 Plymouth Ave. 63133
12721 W. Watson Road
Sunset Hills 63127
The MET Center is a strategic partnership that offers comprehensive workforce development services such as orientation/assessment, case management, Individual Employment Plan (IEP) development, and training and employment services. Also offers skill based training, which includes Career Pathways Programs, Integrated Wrap-Around Services, and supportive services through several St. Louis organizations, including the Community Colleges. Practical Nursing Program through their APPLIED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES: www.AppliedTech-Stl.com
MISSION ST. LOUIS
3108 N Grand Blvd 63107
Job & Leadership Training (JLT) to empower at-risk men, recruiting adult males seeking access to comprehensive professional and personal skill-building. Four sessions of JLT each year. Carpentry and construction skills.
Job & Leadership Training (JLT) program four times per year, recruiting adult males seeking access to comprehensive professional and personal skill-building. Includes stipend and bonus upon completion, if eligible. Sessions focus on hard and soft skills, such as resume creation, networking, mentoring, self care, conflict management and participants’ roles within their families and communities.
MISSOURI JOB CENTER
The Crossings at Northwest
Saint Louis County Workforce Development
715 Northwest Plaza Drive
Saint Ann, MO 63074
Missouri Job Center – Florissant
Saint Louis County Workforce Development
4040 Seven Hills Drive Suite 166
Florissant, MO 63033
FIND A MISSOURI JOB CENTER
MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
3315 West Truman Blvd., Room 213
P.O. Box 504 Jefferson City 65102
Information about wages, unemployment compensation, etc. and a good source for potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories.
MISSOURI STATE WEBSITE
For jobs and training. The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.
MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITE
To apply, check for benefits, obtain information, etc.
MOKAN, CCAC (Construction Contractors Assistance Center)
4666 Natural Bridge 63115
www.mokanccac.org 314-454-WORK (9675)
Pre-apprentice programs, training services, business development, loans and more to increase minority and women participation in construction projects.
13157 N. Olive Spur Road 63141
Online preparation for HSE (formerly GED) including math, reading, grammar, science, social studies for Missouri residents, at least 17 years old. Students need the ability to go into an onsite class to take the assessment tests and must have a computer with internet access. Smart phones are not recommended for online studying. In addition, MOLearns is available to students who have a high school diploma, but want to improve their reading, writing, and mathematical skills.
MORE THAN CARPENTRY
1259 Stephen Jones Ave. 63133
Learn the trade of cabinet making, including furniture and millwork through carpentry education and apprenticeship training. Call or visit website for additional information.
An organization for women who are currently in or would like to be working in the construction trades. The website provides information on choosing a trade, training, and child care.
MTC TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING
Obtain a Commercial Driver's License. Training is paid for if you agree to work for one of their companies for 18 months.
NEAR SOUTHSIDE EMPLOYMENT COALITION
2649 Pestalozzi St. 63118
Training and job placement services. History of working successfully with ex-offenders. Develop computer skills and interviewing. Social services referrals through a near south side social services network as needed. Services include job referrals and placement, job readiness skills training offered in conjunction with local employers, life skills classes, summer job opportunities for youth, and career planning and assessment for all clients.
4625 Lindell Blvd. 63108, 2nd Floor
A 25-week training program in coding and team skills to begin a career in full-stack web development. Tuition deferred until placed in a job, partial scholarships and full grants also available.
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
CITY OF ST. LOUIS
Website that provides information about the new NGA development, including job opportunites.
SLATE and NGA JOBS
RANKEN TECHNICAL COLLEGE
4431 Finney Ave. 63113
755 Parr Rd.
www.ranken.edu Admissions: 314-286-4809
ROW (REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN)
1914 Olive St. 63103 314-588-8300
Provides advocacy and financial literacy services for women who have experienced domestic violence, poverty/economic hardship, and/or homelessness. ROW focuses on the economic and social context in which women find themselves and builds upon their current strengths as women and as parents.
A variety of programs, including housing, for battered women and their children. Works with women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, and/or intimate partner violence.Focuses on economic and social factors to build safety, skills, and economic security.
MISSOURI JOB CENTERS
SLATE Main Office
1520 Market St, 3 Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103
601 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63102
1401 LaSalle Lane, 2 Floor, St. Louis, MO 63104
ST. LOUIS COUNTY LIBRARIES
Prepare to take the HiSET, the new High School Equivalency Test. Interested students first must attend four days of orientation. For more information, call 314-367-5000.
THOMAS DUNN LEARNING CENTER
3113 Gasconade Street 63118
Community learning center. Computer and art labs, HiSet classes, library, a training kitchen and more.
220 S Jefferson St., Room 110 63103
Employment and training services.Guidance and Counseling;Job-Seeking Skills and Job Placement; Vocational Training.VR also provides assistance with Transition Services, Supported Employment Services, Rehabilitation Technology Services, and the Ticket to Work Program.
WOMEN IN CHARGE
1483 82nd Blvd.
University City, MO 63132
Many programs, including HiSet classes(formerly GED), mentoring, counseling, career development, nutrition, Yoga, financial literacy and more.