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Career Central: Security jobs, construction training, elevator apprenticeships available

Career Central begins this week with a huge need to fill security jobs in our area. Also, several training and apprenticeship programs begin soon


Security jobs available at BPV, Lambert Airport

Career Central begins this week with a huge need to fill security jobs in our area.

Ballpark Village is hiring security officers of all skill levels.

Safety and security manager positions pay a salary of up to $50,000 a year.

Security officers earn $15-$17 an hour.

Event staff positions are available at $15 an hour.

Click here for more information.

Lambert Airport needs security guards

There's also an immediate need for security guards at St. Louis Lambert International Airport.

Eight openings need to be filled right now.

Salaries start at $15 an hour.

Candidates should be at least 21 years old and will need a security license.

A health benefits package is available.

Apply here.

Keep in mind, SLATE Missouri Job Center can help navigate the hiring process for both locations.

Call 314-589-8000 or email info@stlworks.com and type "Security" in the subject line.

Refuse workers and heavy equipment operators needed

The City of St. Louis needs refuse workers and heavy equipment operators.

Some jobs are seasonal and pay $16.21 an hour. Others are full-time and include benefits. 

Find out about seasonal jobs here.

Find out about full-time positions here.

Applying is easier than ever because all written tests, performance tests, and oral interviews have been suspended to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19.

Again, call SLATE at 314-589-8000 for information and help applying.

Construction workers needed

The average construction salary is more than $26 an hour, plus benefits.

If you've been thinking about a career in construction, now is a great time to get started!

The Building Union Diversity (BUD) pre-apprenticeship program will get you work-ready with its five-week training program.

The program is specifically focused on minorities, including women, and laid off and long-term unemployed residents interested in pursuing careers in construction.

Applicants do not have to be city residents and are taught by certified and industry-approved apprenticeship training specialists in state-of-the-art facilities.

BUD's new training program covers topics specific to participating BUD Construction trades, such as construction craft laborer, Operating Engineers Local 513, Plumbers and Pipefitters, St. Louis Carpenters, Iron Workers, Bricklayers Local 1 of Missouri, IBEW Local 1 Electrical Workers, and Sheet Metal Workers Local 36, among others.

BUD is currently accepting applications for class No. 23 which will start on Monday, Sept. 13. Applications must be submitted by Friday, Sept. 3. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m.

Class seats are limited, so act now to reserve yours!

To enroll in the program, participants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or equivalent, and have WorkKeys scores of five or higher in Math and Workplace Documents.

SLATE will help you enroll and be assessed.

Call 314-589-8000 for information or visit in person at 1520 Market St., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Bring your state-issued ID or driver's license.

Find out more here.

MOKAN is recruiting

MOKAN Pre-Apprenticeship is currently recruiting students for class No. 22. This non-union pre-apprenticeship offers a 10-week construction training program to St. Louis City and St. Louis County, St. Charles, and Illinois residents seeking entry into the construction industry.

The class starts Tuesday, Sept. 7. Orientation will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m., at MOKAN, 4666 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, MO 63115.

You’ll need a photo ID, social security card, high school diploma or equivalent, and a resume.

Interested participants must attend an orientation to participate in the program.

Register online here, or at SLATE’s office at 1520 Market St., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Or email at info@stlworks.com. Type "Construction" in the subject line.

According to MOKAN, the average construction salary is $26.22 an hour, plus paid insurance and retirement plan, and/or pension.

Elevator apprenticeships available

Elevator installers and repairers top the list of America's Best-Paying Blue Collar Jobs, earning an average of $32.57 an hour. That's $12 more per hour than the national average for all jobs, and it amounts to about $67,750 a year, far above the national salary average of $42,270.

Right now, the International Union of Elevator Constructors, Local 3 Joint Apprenticeship Committee is recruiting elevator constructor apprentices in the St. Louis area.

Apprentices will be responsible for assisting in the installation, maintenance, and repair of passenger and freight elevators, escalators, dumbwaiters and moving sidewalks under the direction of a mechanic.

The apprenticeship's classroom environment consists of weekly interactive instruction provided by a NEIEP Instructor along with online tools, support, and quizzes to test your accomplishments throughout the season.

Active apprentices are required to meet all of the exam and hour requirements assigned each season.

Applications are only accepted during open recruitment periods.

For St. Louis, this period is from Sept. 1 through Sept. 30, 2021.

Along with an application, you’ll need to take an aptitude test, a tool assessment, and an interview.

For more information about the application process, email the local area coordinator for the St. Louis region at fwuelling@neiep.org.

Rockwood District hiring in several areas

The Rockwood School District has a wide range of job openings right now.

It’s feeling the pinch of the school bus driver shortage, but there are also openings in the custodial, administrative and nutrition departments.

Find out more here.

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