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Summer Youth Jobs Program Will Employ 150 Youth Living in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East Neighborhoods
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 28, 2013 - A summer youth jobs program is in the works for youth who are 16-23 years old, living in Dutchtown, Gravois Park, or Tower Grove East neighborhoods.
Youth will work 20 hours/week, for 8 weeks, June 3 through end of July, and make around $1500. This program will employ 150 youth living in the three South City neighborhoods named above.
The applications will be available ONLINE beginning Monday, April 1, 2013, at www.mersgoodwill.org
A job fair is also planned for, Thursday, May 9, 4 p.m. - 7 p.m., (location TBA), where youth can "shop" for jobs, meet employers, and have a casual, initial interview. But, applications should be completed ASAP. For more information, contact Tonya Dean, Community Liaison for the 25th Ward of the City of St. Louis, at 314-352-4865.
SLATE to Conduct Virtual Recruitment Event
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 12, 2013 - The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will conduct a Virtual Recruitment Event, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 18 - 29, 2013, designed to connect qualified job seekers with open positions in the local hospitality industry.
All job seekers registered with Missouri Career Centers are invited to participate. Participants will be able to apply online for a wide range of positions from participating employers, such as Lodging Hospitality Management, Lumiere Place, Drury Plaza, Embassy Suites and Four Seasons.
The Virtual Recruitment Event will take place at SLATE MCC - Downtown: 1520 Market St., St. Louis, MO 63103.
There is no cost to participate. SLATE Career Center asks job seekers to bring their resumes, cover letters in electronic format and two forms of ID. Once here, SLATE Career Center staff will guide participants through the recruitment process and help them apply for jobs on employer websites.
SLATE Career Center staff will assist participants to complete and post applications correctly. Employers participating in the Virtual Recruitment Event will collect electronic copies of resumes and schedule interviews in the near future.
Job seekers interested in more information about this Recruitment Event, can contact the SLATE Career Center Jobs Team at (314) 589-8000. Employers interested in learning how SLATE Missouri Career Center can help them recruit qualified employees should call the same number and ask to speak to one of our Business Development Representatives.
Track Which Industries Are Growing When Paving a Career
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 10, 2013 - ManpowerGroup is suggesting U.S. workers to carefully examine how to apply their core skills to growing industries and to develop new skills that can be applied across industries and different functions.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the overall February jobless rate was 7.7%, down from 7.9% in January.
A substantial 236,000 jobs were added in February across industries. Professional and business services added the most jobs at 73,000; construction increased by 48,000; while health care added 32,000. Information and retail trade also added significant number of workers.
January's job figures were revised down from 157,000 to 119,000, while December's jobs figure was revised up for the second time. It now stands at 219,000.
"To experience more 2013 job growth spikes, across industries, particularly in the wake of federal job losses, the U.S. job market must reinforce its educational infrastructure," said Jeffrey A. Joerres, ManpowerGroup Chairman and CEO. "With budget cuts to education, companies are under increasing pressure to invest in modernizing school curriculums and preparing today's workers and students for fast-growing industries. Employers have always been the most knowledgeable sources of what skills will accelerate industry growth. Yet, the responsibility they now bear, to invest in skills-training the American workforce, is inescapable."
The jobs report also cited the millions of U.S. workers who have been unemployed for years. This talent is often concentrated in regions where a dominant industry or employer has not been able to hire locally due, in part, to a shortage of the right skills.
"To build a long-term career across many industries, individuals at all career stages must first examine which industries are growing and then seek the skills and career development expertise that will open doors for them across these industries," said ManpowerGroup President Jonas Prising. "Essential career planning resources are found in ManpowerGroup's widespread presence in U.S. communities. The ManpowerGroup network is critical for acquiring the insight into the top skills demanded by today's growing employers."
CareerBuilder and EMSI Release Top Growth Areas for Temp Jobs
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), March 10, 2013 - Want to get your foot in the door with a company? Forty percent of employers plan to hire temporary and contract workers in 2013, up from 36 percent last year, according to CareerBuilder's annual job forecast. Many of these employers - 42 percent - plan to transition some temporary workers into full-time, permanent employees.
To help workers identify hot temp opportunities, CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists (EMSI) released a list of occupations that are hiring temporary workers at an accelerated rate. The study uses EMSI's extensive labor market database, which pulls from over 90 national and state employment resources and includes detailed information on employees and self-employed workers.
"More companies are turning to temporary and contract workers to meet evolving market demands and quickly scale up their businesses," said Eric Gilpin, President of CareerBuilder's Staffing and Recruiting Group. "For job seekers, it's a great way to build relationships with employers and expand your resume, and is often an in-road into permanent placement within firms."
Among the fastest-growing temporary jobs are:
Team Assemblers (help to assemble an entire product or part of a product)
Office Clerks (handle administrative tasks such as typing, filing, answering phones, etc.)
Customer Service Representatives (provide information to customers and handle complaints)
Human Resources, Training and Labor Relations Specialists (support various HR functions such as training, benefits, etc.)
Registered Nurses (provide patient care, advice and support)
Nursing Aides, Orderlies and Attendants (provide basic care to patients in hospitals and long-term care facilities)
Home Health Aides (monitor health status and assist with routine care such as changing bandages, applying topical medications, bathing, etc.)
Maintenance and Repair Workers (maintain and repair machines, equipment and buildings)
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers (drive a tractor-trailer vehicle and may assist with unloading)
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers and Weighers (assess products for defects, wear and deviations from specifications)
Sales Representatives, Services (sell services to businesses and consumers)
Computer Support Specialists (help people or organizations using computer software or equipment)
Computer Programmers (write code to create and develop software programs)
Accountants and Auditors (prepare and examine financial records to ensure accuracy)
Business Operations Specialists (analyze and reengineer business processes to enhance product or service delivery and other functions)
Electricians (install and maintain electrical systems in homes, businesses, etc.)
Sales Representatives, Wholesale & Manufacturing (sell goods for wholesalers and manufacturers to businesses, government groups and others)
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