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SLATE Announces Recruitment for the Tenants of Ballpark Village
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 23, 2015 - The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) American Job Center (AJC) will assist the tenants of Ballpark Village with their upcoming recruitment event. The event will take place tomorrow, on Tuesday, February 24, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at SLATE, 1520 Market Street, 1st Floor Conference Room, St. Louis, MO 63103, in partnership with Ballpark Village.
Multiple opportunities exist in areas such as culinary, hospitality (front and back of house), restaurant management, maintenance, janitorial, security and banquet services as the tenants of Ballpark Village are gearing up for the 2015 baseball season.
Applicants must register prior to attending the event. To register, they need to come to SLATE before or on the day of the event, preferably between 8 - 10 a.m. To expedite the registration process, participants can create an account at jobs.mo.gov and bring their username and password to the event.
SLATE Missouri Career Center is located at 1520 Market St., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103. Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with the exception of opening at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesdays.
To register, participants must bring their Driver's License or State-issued I.D. Registration generally takes between 45-60 minutes.
Additionally, applicants must apply for positions at the Ballpark Village website at http://www.stlballparkvillage.com/careers.
To achieve maximum success at the recruitment event, attendees should bring their updated resume and dress appropriately. For additional information, individuals are welcome to contact the Ballpark Village Hot Line at (314) 657-3519.
Rendering of proposed new stadium approach from the southeast. Image courtesy of HOK | 360 Architecture
Building Trades Commit to 24-hour Construction Schedule on New Stadium
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 18, 2015 - Gov. Jay Nixon joined skilled construction workers in St. Louis to announce that the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, the Eastern Missouri Laborers' District Council, and the Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis have agreed to work a 24-hour schedule without overtime to build an NFL stadium that will redevelop the north riverfront.
Based on the agreed schedule of three, eight-hour shifts, five days a week, it is estimated that construction on the proposed riverfront stadium could be completed in two years and would save approximately $40 million in construction costs when compared to a work schedule of two ten-hour shifts.
The proposed stadium project would provide work for an estimated 1,500 workers per day at peak construction and result in a total of 3.4 million work hours. The redevelopment proposal, announced in January, calls for an open-air, 64,000-seat stadium on a 90-plus acre site on the edge of the Mississippi River.
In his remarks, Governor Nixon stated: "Missouri workers have always been the driving force behind our economic growth, because they show up early, stay late and get the job done."
"This project is about more than football and franchises, it's about revitalizing a distressed area, creating good jobs and expanding economic opportunities for workers and families across the region. From manufacturing next-generation aircraft to redeveloping neighborhoods, this commitment from St. Louis-area labor groups demonstrates once again how Missouri's skilled, experienced and organized workforce gives us a tremendous competitive advantage."
The Governor reiterated the criteria which a proposed stadium must meet. See related story: Plans Announced to Prepare North Riverfront Site for New Stadium
Jobs for America's Graduates to Expand in Missouri
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 18, 2015 - Gov. Jay Nixon visited Roosevelt High School in St. Louis to announce $2 million in state, federal and private funds for an expansion of Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG), a program that helps at-risk students stay in school and succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce.
The Governor was joined by representatives of USA Funds, a national nonprofit which has granted $750,000 to JAG-Missouri, which the state will match with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. In addition, the Governor's Fiscal Year 2016 budget proposal includes $500,000 in general revenue to help school districts implement JAG. This $2 million in funding will ultimately allow an additional 50 schools to implement JAG.
"We know that education is the most powerful economic development tool we have - but too many students, especially in low-income and minority communities, are dropping out of school before earning a diploma," Gov. Nixon said. "JAG is a proven model for keeping at-risk students in school and on track to a rewarding career, and that;s why we want to expand this effort dramatically. I thank USA Funds for their generous contribution that will help put more students on a path to academic success and financial independence."
The Governor, who was named as a member of JAG's national board of directors last year and serves as Vice Chair, held a roundtable with students from Vashon High, which is already operating a JAG program. In addition to Vashon, JAG-Missouri is operating in 5 other Missouri high schools: Caruthersville, Kennett, Hayti, South Pemiscot, and Jennings Educational Training School. With the funds Gov. Nixon announced today, St. Louis Public Schools has committed to implementing JAG at Roosevelt High School and Sumner High School.
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JAG-Missouri is operated and coordinated at the state level by Missouri Community College Association. This arrangement, in which the community colleges oversee the statewide implementation of the JAG model, is unique to Missouri and has attracted interest from other states as a possible new approach to achieving the JAG goals of increasing high school graduation among disadvantaged and at-risk youth and increasing their chances of moving onto successful jobs or post-secondary education.
"Staying in school, taking classes that prepare you for the next step in your education or career, and getting your degree are all keys to whether a student succeeds," said Kelvin Adams, Superintendent of St. Louis Public Schools. "We've seen how JAG is helping students at Vashon, and we want to apply that same successful outreach to help Roosevelt and Sumner students as well. I appreciate the Governor and USA Funds working together to expand this program for the good of students in St. Louis and across the state."
Second Annual Financial Empowerment and Job Fair
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 8, 2015 - Join the City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office, St. Louis Community College (SLCC) - Forest Park, The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis, The United Way of Greater St. Louis, and the St. Louis Agency for Training and Education (SLATE) at the Second Annual Financial Empowerment and Job Fair on Saturday, April 25.
The fair takes place from 11am to 3pm at SLCC-Forest Park, and is a day of family fun and financial empowerment. Parents will have an opportunity to network with employers, establish checking and savings accounts, and even get one-on-one credit counseling while children can participate in the Kid$ Zone.
"There is a tremendous need in our community to help people get the resources they need to improve their financial well-being and having a job is key," said Tishaura O. Jones, Treasurer of the City of St. Louis. The fair will be open to job-seekers and also provide several free financial literacy and job readiness classes.
Several banks and credit unions, as well as state and federal agencies, will be on hand to provide important information about second chance bank accounts, credit counseling, the unclaimed property database, identity theft, and new opportunities available through the MOST 529 College Savings Program.
A full schedule will be released soon.
The Department of Labor Warns of Email Phishing Attempt
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), February 1, 2015 - The Department of Labor and Industrial Relations warns that some unemployment insurance claimants have received emails that have been identified in other states as a phishing scam.
"Because of the vigilant eye of a claims specialist and a concerned claimant, the Department has been able to warn and prevent others of a potential scam," said Ryan McKenna, Director of the Missouri Labor Department. "The Department continually strives to maintain the integrity of Missouri's Unemployment Insurance system for both businesses and jobseekers.'
The suspected emails were sent from "Unemployment Advisory Department" and used one of two subjects: "Required Documents to File Unemployment in MO" or "Verfication Required: Final Notice". Email scams will often include misspellings or other common mistakes.
If you received this email, delete it immediately and do not click on the links as the website is requesting personal identifiable information that could be used in an act of fraud or theft.
The Missouri Department of Labor will never request personal information through email. Furthermore, unemployment claims can only be filed by using either the secure, online filing system (labor.mo.gov/DES/claims or moclaim.mo.gov) or by calling a Regional Claims Center. A third party entity cannot file a claim on claimant's behalf.
Union, Non-profit Team Up to Create "Industrial Athletes" for Diverse Workforce
ST. LOUIS, MO, (SLFP.com), January 28, 2015 - The Painters District Council 58 will teach craft skills and soft skills to 17 young men and women, who have been selected to be a part of the first training class. Participants who complete the rigorous, 14-week course will get help securing employment in union and non-union jobs with contractors.
Participants were interviewed and selected out of the Demetrious Johnson/Eddie Mae Binion Workforce Center, which assists young people who live in high-poverty, often high-crime neighborhoods. The goal of the partnership with the Painters Union is to create a pool of well-trained and motivated job candidates for the workforce.
"I call it creating 'industrial athletes' because an athlete must be disciplined and committed to putting in the hard work," said Demetrious Johnson, founder, Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation. "The same can be said of a good employee."
"This initiative creates a pathway to a successful career while merging the gap between people who want to work and those who need skilled workers," Mayor Francis G.Slay said. "It also builds our minority workforce by setting our young residents in a positive direction to be able to provide for themselves and their families."
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