Local Resources

Below are agencies and organizations that assist individuals who may be encountering obstacles to employment. Many of these organizations receive funding to help people find jobs, so make use of what they have to offer.

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.

 

AMERICORPS
1315 Ann Ave. 63104
www.americorps-stl.org| 314-772-9002
Year-round recruitment for people to work in disaster relief. Call for more details.

 

BEGIN Training and Employment Center
St. Patrick Center
800 North Tucker 63101
www.stpatrickcenter.org| 314-802-1953
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.

 

BETTER FAMILY LIFE
www.betterfamilylife.org
Missouri Work Assistance Other Programs Offered through the MET Center and other resources. Better Family Life provides many resources.

 

CHILD CARE OR NANNY/HOUSEKEEPING
www.care.com

 

CRAIGSLIST
www.craigslist.org
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 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

 

CONSTRUCTION TRAINING SCHOOL OF ST. LOUIS
6301 Knox Industrial Drive 63139
www.stl-cts.org | 314-644-1525
An apprenticeship program for various trades, such as carpenters, cement masons, floor layers, laborers, tech prep, and more. Visit their website or call to find out more about how the programs work. Offers on-the-job training that pays while you learn.

 

DEPARTMENT STORE APPLICATIONS/RETAIL
www.Department-Store-Applications.com
The site provides employment resources, online applications, and job listings for many of the top department store retailers across the United States.

 

EMPLOYMENT CONNECTION
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 isMonday-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.

Services include 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 everyFriday 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.

 

ENTRY LEVEL JOBS.
Search on line.This website lists jobs by state, then city and region. Click on the state and the go to the community you are near.
www.entryleveljobs.net

 

FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM
www.bop.gov
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.

 

GREAT HIRES has change its website address to:
www.jobs.mo.gov
MISSOURI STATE WEBSITE for jobs and training.
The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.

 

FEDERAL BONDING PROGRAM
www.bop.gov
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.

 

JOB CORPS CENTER
4333 Goodfellow Boulevard 63120
www.stlouis.jobcorps.gov | 314/679-6200
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
www.jobapplicationsonline.com
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.

 

KINGDOM HOUSE
1321 South 11th Street 63104
www.kingdomhouse.org | 314-421-0400
A variety of programs and classes, including job readiness, GED, ESOL.

 

MERS GOODWILL INDUSTRIES
1727 Locust St. 63103
www.mersgoodwill.org | 314-241-1133
Many programs and locations, including services for veterans. Juvenile Justice helps youth in juvenile detention centers find employment and obtain a GED.

 

MET CENTER
METROPOLITAN EDUCATION & TRAINING CENTER (METC)
6347 Plymouth Ave 63133
314/746-0707 General:
www.metcenterstl.com
The Missouri Work Assistance program (formerly known as the Career Assistance Program) 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 different St. Louis organizations, including the Community Colleges.

 

MISSOURI CAREER CENTER
St. Louis County-North Oaks
26 B North Oaks 63121
314-381-6700

 

MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
3315 West Truman Blvd, Room 213
P.O. Box 504 Jefferson City 65102
www.dolir.mo.gov | 573-751-9691
Information about wages, unemployment compensation, etc. and a good source for potential employers looking for incentives to hire individuals with criminal histories.

 

MISSOURI DIVISION OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT
421 East Dunklin St. P.O. Box 1087 Jefferson City 65102
www.MissouriCareerSource.com | 573-526-8217
This website provides job listings. All you need to do is create a user name and password in order to view available jobs and have access to other useful information.

 

MISSOURI RE-ENTRY PROGRAM (MRP)
www.worksmart.ded.mo.gov | 573-526-1664

MISSOURI STATE WEBSITE for jobs and training.
The official workforce resource website for the State of Missouri. Extensive job listings.
www.jobs.mo.gov

 

MISSOURI UNEMPLOYMENT WEBSITE
wwww.moclaim.mo.gov
To apply, check for benefits, obtain information, etc.

 

MORE THAN CARPENTRY
1259 Stephen Jones Ave. 63133
www.morethancarpentry.org | 314-862-0515
Learn the trade of cabinet making, including furniture and millwork through carpentry education and apprenticeship training. Call or visit website for additional information.

 

MOWIT
www.mowit.org
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
www.truckdrivertraining.com | 800-455-4682
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
www.nsecworks.org | 314-865-4453
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.

 

NU-WAY DRIVING TRAINING
4116 North Union 63115
www.nuwaytruckschools.com | 314-261-0100
Offers training to become a truck driver. Programs for financial aid and special assistance for veterans. In addition, the link below will take you to a website with everything you ever wanted to know about driving a truck, including a complete list of trucking companies and training centers:www.layover.com/jobnet/state/MO.

 

REDEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN (ROW)
www.row-stl.org
City Office: Call for address | 314-588-8300
County Office: 2709 Woodson Road 63114 | 314-863-0236
ROW focuses on economic independence and employment opportunities.Rent and utility assistance, as well as a variety of support services. Also, employment assistance and access to continued vocational education; child care and transportation assistance; and access to a savings program, through an Individual Development Account. SHOW ME HEROES
1-800-592-6020 | www.showmeheroes.mo.gov
A cooperative effort between the Missouri Army National Guard, Missouri businesses, and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development to promote hiring of veterans. stlouis.about.com
(Need Help Paying Bills) This website includes extensive information about employment under the category LIVING/WORKING in St. Louis

 

SLATE MISSOURI CAREER CENTER (SLATE MCC)
www.stlworks.com
Provides training and job placement services to the St. Louis City’s adult workforce. See below for career center locations and phone numbers.

 

ST. LOUIS CITY – Slate CAREER CENTER
1520 Market Street Room 3050 63103 | 314-589-8000

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – NORTH OAKS CAREER CENTER
26 North Oaks Plaza 63121 | 314-381-6700

 

ST. LOUIS COUNTY – FLORISSANT CAREER CENTER
4040 Seven Hill Dr., Suite 166 Florissant 63033 | 314-475-7900

 

ARNOLD CAREER CENTER
3675 West Outer Rd., Suite 102 Arnold 63010 | 636-287-8909

 

ST. CHARLES CAREER CENTER
212 Turner Blvd. St. Peters 63376 | 636-255-6060

 

WASHINGTON CAREER CENTER
1108 Washington Square Shopping Center, Washington 63090
636-239-6703

 

ST. LOUIS JOB CORPS CENTER
4333 Goodfellow Blvd. 63120
www.stlouis.jobcorps.gov | 314-679-6200

 

TEMPORARY AGENCIES
There are too many to list here, but temporary agencies can be a first step toward permanent employment. Do a computer search for “temp agencies” and you’ll find many to choose from. Here are a few:

 

KELLY SERVICES
1 Metropolitan Sq., #2180 63102
www.kellyservices.com | 314-421-4111

 

LABOR READY
1811 S Broadway 63104
www.laborready.com | 314-776-0600

 

MANPOWER (They also work with women)
130 S Bemiston Ave Ste 706 Clayton, MO 63105-1913
314-721-2152 (New consolidated phone number)
www.manpower.com

 

NEXTEMPS INDUSTRIAL STAFFING
7390 St. Charles Rock Rd. 63133
www.nextempsnow.com | 314/727-1060

 

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE
314-340-4950
Automated claim processing and information number.

 

URBAN LEAGUE
www.ulstl.com
Job Search Assistance, career counseling, job readiness training, job referrals, job development and placement, case management.
ST. LOUIS CITY DIVISION
935 N. Vandeventer 63108 | 314-615-3600
ST. LOUIS COUNTY DIVISION
8960 Jennings Station Rd. 63136 | 314-388-9840
ST. CLAIR COUNTY DIVISION
10220 Lincoln Trail Fairview Heights, IL 62208 | 618-274-1150

 

U.S. APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
www.doleta.gov/jobseekers/career_options.cfm
This is a very comprehensive website. Follow the links to information about skills assessment, training programs, finding a job, and sources of grant money for organizations involved in job training. Apprenticeships are available to ex-offenders.

 

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION
220 S Jefferson St., Room 110 63103
dese.mo.gov/vr/vroffices.htm | 314-877-2940
In addition to this downtown location, there are three other offices in the St. Louis area and more throughout the state. CLICK HERE for a location of Voc Rehab offices throughout the state. Or call the number above.

 

YOUTHBUILD ST. LOUIS
93 North Oaks Plaza 63121
www.youthbuild.org | 314-261-0202
YouthBuild St Louis Americorps is an alternative education, construction training, employment, and leadership development program serving low-income St Louis youth ages 18-24 who have not completed high school. Operation Excel YouthBuild

 

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

www.access-construction-metrostl.com
For jobs and apprenticeships in construction.

www.careeronestop.org

www.cap4kids.org

For jobs and apprenticeships in construction:
www.access-construction-metrostl.com

www.net-temps.com
This link will take you to job tips and listings.

www.cjtf.org/CJAP/link.htm
This link will take you to a website that lists information about unions and training in the construction industry.

www.indeed.com
www.jobing.com
www.monster.com
www.careerbuilder.com
www.employmentguide.com
www.Jobs.mo.gov | State of Missouri Unemployment job site.
www.usajobs.gov | Federal job openings broken down by type of job.
www.stlouis-mo.gov | Online job search for St. Louis City jobs.
www.co.st-louis.mo.us | St. Louis County jobs, on left side of page.
www.stlouisbestjobs.com | Exclusively St. Louis and surrounding areas.
www.stlouishelpwanted.com | Many St. Louis openings
www.jobs.mo.gov | In search field, type in any title and zip code.

Websites for teens or part-time job seekers. Includes full-time and seasonal listings:
www.snagajob.com
www.groovejob.com