ST. LOUIS — Work inside one of St. Louis' historic entertainment venues, help direct 911 calls or develop your skills for a new career. There are more than 1,000 job openings and several ways to advance your skills in the St. Louis area this week. 5 On Your Side rounded up the latest job fair headlines in this week's Career Central.

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JobNewsUSA job fair Thursday

More than 50 companies need to fill more than 1,000 positions at a big job fair this Thursday, Sept. 9.

Companies include Bi-State Development, FedEx Ground, Clarkson Eyecare and Patriot Group International.

Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. You could be hired on the spot.

Parking and admission are free. It’s being held at the Orlando Gardens Conference and Events Center, which is located at 2050 Dorsett Village in Maryland Heights. The event goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pre-register at, or call 636-489-5400.

Fox Theatre to hold job fair

The Fabulous Fox Theatre will host its own job fair Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Open positions include:

  • Bartenders
  • Servers
  • Line cooks
  • Chefs
  • Housekeepers
  • Maintenance techs
  • Nurses
  • Ushers
  • Guest service attendants

It's being held in the lobby from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Park in the Fox Club parking lot and arrive through the front doors off Grand Boulevard.

Full- and part-time positions are available.

Sign-on and other bonuses are available if you're hired. Associates will receive $100 on their first day of employment and $200 after 90 days on the job.

Visit the Fox Theatre website for more information.

911 dispatchers needed

The City of St. Louis is looking for 911 dispatchers.

The job involves receiving and evaluating telephone calls in the police division’s 911 call center, dispatching police units, redirecting calls to EMS dispatch, fire equipment dispatch or other agencies and performing R.E.J.I.S (Regional Justice Information System) and M.U.L.E.S. (Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System) searches for missing and wanted/warrant vehicle and person records.

Pay starts around $20 an hour with good benefits.

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Apply on the City of St. Louis website.

SLATE hosts hiring event for the Clean-Tech Company

The Clean-Tech Company is looking to fill positions at Enterprise Center.

SLATE Missouri Job Center will host a hiring event for the positions on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will take place at SLATE's offices, which are located on the third floor in room 3050 at 1520 Market Street.

These are seasonal jobs that run from Sept. 15 through May 2022. Pay is $12 per hour.

Don't forget to bring your resume and wear professional attire.

Open an account and apply online at Search for Job Order #12935181.

Career development and training programs

St. Louis Community College is offering classes in manufacturing, industrial technology and trades-accelerated classes starting this month.

It’s a partnership with SLATE Missouri Job Center, and funding is available to many applicants.

These classes can help you obtain the education and skills you need to succeed in today’s labor market.

If you’re a resident of St. Louis city, you may also be eligible to receive financial assistance to help cover the cost of tuition, books, supplies and more.

Eligible participants also can access no-cost resources to ensure job readiness, including workshops on résumé writing and interview skills, skills assessments and individualized career guidance.

Those who are interested can find out if they qualify at SLATE’s Center at 1520 Market Street. It's open weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., except on Wednesdays, when the hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

To get started, create or update your profile on the MoJobs website. For questions, call 314-589-8000 or email

City looks for more refuse worker applicants

The City of St. Louis is making progress hiring refuse workers, but there's still time to apply for these union jobs.

You’ll be responsible for operating heavy automotive vehicles that lift and load refuse, yard waste and recycling containers into trucks and then drive them to a landfill.

New hires receive a $3,000 bonus after completing a work testing period.

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Pay and benefits are competitive. Read more specifications on the city's website.