Job Seeker Programs and Services

The Saint Louis County Division of Workforce Development provides job seekers with job opening information, resume preparation, career search seminars, career assessment, career exploration, Internet access for career search activities, computers and reference materials to make your career search easier. In addition, to a variety of training programs that include:

Programs and Services

Adult Education and Literacy / Hi Set

The Adult Education and Literacy program accepts those seeking a General Education Diploma (HiSet) training and/or academic remediation. Adults may participate in General Education Diploma (HiSet), HiSet on-line and other computerized distance learning programs. English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Literacy enhancements are also offered.

Adult Education & Literacy Orientation
Adult Education & Literacy Brochure
Adult Education & Literacy Center Listing

Career Seeker Services

Job Seeker Services are available to those who meet the low income guidelines and are either unemployed or underemployed. The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County has staff available to assist you with your on-line job search. Our Resource Center has a resource library, FAX machines, computers, printers and access to the Internet.

Job Seeker Brochure

Dislocated Worker

Dislocated Worker Services are available to those who are unemployed due to layoff or company closure. The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County has staff available to assist you with your on-line job search.

Training Funds 

On-the-Job Training Program (OJT)

Business Service Group's (BSG) On-the-Job Training Program (OJT), can reimburse your business for wages paid to new hires during the period you are getting them up to speed. We connect you with job seekers possessing valuable skill sets and proven work ethics. When you hire from within the program, we reimburse your business a percentage of wages paid.

On the Job Training Program
OJT Flyer

Ex-Offender Services

If you are one of over 18,000 ex-offenders released from the Missouri Department of Corrections annually, it is important that you are prepared to re-enter the workforce. The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County have trained workforce development professionals ready to assist you with your job search. We can assess your current skills, assist you with preparing a resume, and invite you to career fairs. Registration on Jobs.Mo.Gov, Missouri's premiere Internet-based job search engine, is required.

Unemployment Insurance

The Missouri Division of Employment Security and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development established strategies that allow more claimants to access re-employment services sooner, to lead them to suitable employment and to reduce Unemployment Insurance (UI) claim duration. To file an initial claim, please call (314) 340-4950.  The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County serve UI claimants during normal business hours.

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File an Unemployment Claim

 

 

Veteran Services

The Key to Career Success Campaign is sponsored by the United States Department of Labor and designed to connect veterans with workforce services offered by the over 3,000 Career Centers located throughout the United States. We are proud to partner with the U.S. Department of Labor in their Campaign to assist veterans in accessing high quality employment opportunities.

Veterans Services

Youth Services

IN SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM

The Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) In School Youth Program is a year-round program that helps to improve educational achievement for all youth participants and prepare them for success in employment.

The program provides linkages between academic and occupation learning, connection to the job market and employers.  The WIOA program helps youth to understand the connection between Education and Careers.

Youth are enrolled at age 14 (freshman year).  Youth must be enrolled in one of the partnering school districts:  Ferguson Florissant, Hazelwood, Jennings, Kirkwood, Normandy, Ritenour, Riverview Gardens and University City.

Must meet income eligibility.  AND 

Must meet one or more program barriers:

•  Deficient in basic literacy skills

•  Homeless, runaway or foster child

•  Pregnant or parenting

•  Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment


OUT OF SCHOOL OLDER YOUTH PROGRAM

The Workforce Innovation Opportunities Act (WIOA) Older Youth Program delivers a comprehensive array of youth services that focus on assisting low-income youth with one or more barriers to employment. The youth have the option to prepare for post-secondary education, attain educational and/or skill training credentials and secure employment with career/promotional opportunities.

In addition the program offer:

•  Tutoring

•  Alternative secondary school options

•  Summer employment opportunities

•  Paid and unpaid work experiences

•  Occupation skill training

•  Leadership development

•  Supportive services

•  Mentoring

•  Follow up services

•  Comprehensive guidance/counseling

 

Youth ages 16 through 24 who are low income and have one or more of the following barriers:

•  Deficient in basic literacy skills

•  Homeless, runaway or foster child

•  School dropout

•  Offender

•  Pregnant or parenting

•  Requires additional assistance to complete an educational program or to secure and hold employment (including youth with a disability)


IN SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAM BROCHURE

OUT OF SCHOOL OLDER YOUTH PROGRAM BROCHURE

Resources

Saint Louis County Workforce Development Resource Guide

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