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Doubletree Westport Hotel Hosts Free Job and Career Fairs
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, March 20, 2017 - Free job fairs are scheduled at the Doubletree Westport Hotel, Located at 1973 Craigshire Road St. Louis, MO 63146.

Applicants should bring 10-15 Resumes and dress business professional. Parking is complimentary.

National Career Fairs will host events: Thursday, March 23, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; June 1, from from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; September 6, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; and December 13, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

HireLive will host their St. Louis City Job Fair and Career Fair, Wednesday, April 5, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 20, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Thursday, September 14, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; and Thursday, November 9, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Job Opportunities include: Inside Sales Reps, Outside Sales Reps, Account Executives, Retail Managers, Account Managers, Insurance Sales, Customer Service, Technical Sales, Sales Managers, Pharmaceutical Sales, Telesales, Sales Trainer, Merchandiser, Mortgage Brokers, Financial Planner, Route Sales, Retail Sales, Retail Management and Human Resources.

Missouri Supreme Court Upholds City of St. Louis Minimum Wage Law
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, March 1, 2017 - The City of St. Louis has won the right for thousands of minimum-wage workers to earn an increase. The Missouri Supreme Court ruling, issued February 28, 2017, upheld the City's ordinance that establishes a minimum wage of $11 per hour by 2018.

The Missouri Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the State's minimum wage does not preempt the City of St. Louis from establishing a higher minimum wage. The Court explains:

"...Plaintiffs are incorrect that the Missouri minimum wage law is an affirmative authorization to pay no more than the state minimum wage. To the contrary, it simply sets a floor below which an employee cannot be paid... To conclude that the law was intended to protect employers from ever being required to pay a higher wage is at odds with the statute's recognized purpose, which is to ameliorate the "'unequal bargaining power as between employer and employee' and to 'protect the rights of those who toil.'"

"We are very happy with the Supreme Court Justices' decision to uphold our minimum wage increase," Mayor Francis G. Slay said. "The increase will help lift hard working men and women out of poverty so that they will be able to better provide for themselves and their families. There is dignity and value in having a job -- even more so in one that helps a worker put a roof over her head, food on the table, and save a little for a child's future college education or an emergency medical need."

In the absence of the legal challenge, the City's minimum wage currently would be $10 per hour. The law, signed by Mayor Slay on August 28, 2015, was designed to phase in a graduated minimum wage on the following schedule:

$8.25 on October 15, 2015
$9 on January 1, 2016
$10 on January 1, 2017
$11 on January 1, 2018

"It is fair to give businesses a reasonable grace period to adjust to the new minimum wage rate," Mayor Slay said. "We will spend the coming week talking to local business leaders to prepare to implement the increase."

Once a new implementation schedule has been established, enforcement of the law will be complaint driven. A business that does not follow the City's established ordinance will be prosecuted in Municipal Court. It also may be subject to revocation of its business license and occupancy permit.

Alderman Shane Cohn, 25th Ward, sponsored the minimum wage legislation. In response to today's ruling, said, "This is a proud day for the City of St. Louis and the thousands of workers who will benefit from this decision. Anyone working a full-time job should be able to afford the basic necessities of life; especially food, housing, transportation, and education. I look forward to working with Mayor Slay and the next administration to implement the law passed by my colleagues and affirmed by the Missouri Supreme Court."

"Ideally, the federal government and state government would have addressed this issue by now. But, they haven't, so we were forced to do so," Mayor Slay said. "The City also extends its gratitude to the Dowd Bennett law firm, which volunteered its time to represent the City of St. Louis at no charge from the original trial through the Supreme Court decision."

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SCC Hosts Free Community Job Fair
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, February 22, 2017 - St. Charles Community College will host Job Fair 2017 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Friday, May 5, in the College Center, located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. Admission is free to all job seekers.

This fair provides opportunities for job seekers to find job leads, job training and job search information and networking opportunities. Job seekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume.

"Job Fair 2017 is a great opportunity for students to put themselves out there and see what jobs are available," said Martha Toebben, SCC career services manager. "The Job Fair also provides employers the opportunity to access all the best job candidates in the area - both SCC students and non-students alike."

Interested employers may register online at, beginning March 1. Space is limited, so register early. Employer registrations will be accepted until Friday, April 28. The fair is open to business and industry employers from profit and non-profit organizations.

"As far as job fairs go, SCC's is one of our favorites to attend," said Rolf Rathmann, staffing manager at Service Stars. "The pool of people that attend have some great attributes and really seem hungry for work."

The annual event is sponsored by three cooperating St. Charles County agencies and institutions. Last year, 330 area job seekers attended the event.

A registration fee of $70 for non-profit organizations or $95 for profit organizations includes one 2.5'x6' table, two chairs, a continental breakfast, up to two box lunches and all advertising for the event.

For more information about the fair, Jenny Hahn Schnipper, 636-922-8244.

STL Youth Jobs Announces Summer Employment Program
ST. LOUIS, MO, (, February 10, 2017 - If you're between the ages of 16-24, STL Youth Jobs believes that you have a future in their program.

In a release the organization said, "We believe you have incredible potential and that the future of our workforce and our region depends on you. We believe your dreams matter, and that your future is bright. We want to support you to define viable careers, gain valuable experience, get the training you need, and contribute to your community and family."

STL Youth Jobs is currently offer an 8-week summer employment program, open to youth living in the Dutchtown, Gravois Park, Tower Grove East, Bevo, Walnut Park East/West, Mark Twain, Penrose, O'Fallon and Baden neighborhoods. Address verification is required.

This program is available to youth that are living in St. Louis County (priority given to residents in North County). Address verification is required.

Call 314-499-8176 or visit for more information.


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