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Spectrum, SLATE host hiring fairs this week

The Spectrum jobs pay $20 or more per hour.

ST. LOUIS — If you're looking for a job or wanting to explore something new, there are several opportunities across the St. Louis area in various career fields. Here are the job fairs and openings in this week's Career Central.

Spectrum needs to fill jobs that pay at least $20 an hour

Spectrum is hosting a hiring event Thursday, April 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express-St. Louis Airport, located at 10000 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis County.

The company needs to hire customer service representatives who would work at the Bridgeton call center.

Those interested in the open positions should register before the event by texting REP to 97211. Don't forget to bring your resume if you attend.

You can meet with a Spectrum recruiter and learn more about the position. Customer Service Representatives provide over-the-phone internet and phone support and repair services to Spectrum customers.

All the new roles offer hourly wages of at least $20 an hour.

Along with highly competitive wages, Spectrum provides comprehensive health benefits, and for the past nine years, has absorbed the full annual cost in increases of medical, dental and vision coverage.

The company also offers a retirement plan, with a 401(k) that matches the first 6% of employee contributions, plus a Retirement Accumulation Plan with an additional 3% company contribution, for which most employees are eligible.

Spectrum employees can receive up to $5,250 per year in education assistance, as well as complimentary and discounted Spectrum services.

Information about Spectrum careers can be found online here.

Spectrum is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V). Click here for more information on Spectrum.

SLATE helps City Personnel Department fill open positions ahead of the summer

Interested in a full-time or seasonal job with the city's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry? The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is helping the City Personnel Department recruit full-time and seasonal workers.

It will host a hiring fair Tuesday, April 12 at the SLATE offices, which are located at 1520 Market Street on the third floor. 

Registration starts at 8 a.m. and will continue until noon.

Another hiring fair will be held during the same hours next Tuesday, April 19. 

The department is especially looking for lifeguards, full-time and seasonal utility workers, recreation assistants and tree trimmers.

You do not have to be a city resident to qualify for seasonal jobs. These positions pay $15 an hour and come with competitive benefits.

Find out more here.

Work experience programs at SLATE prepare youth for successful careers

SLATE is also accepting applications for several youth programs. These are designed for city residents between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.

All SLATE programs for youth offer participants paid work experience, but each program serves youth of various ages and has different eligibility requirements.

Some programs even offer a $500 completion stipend. Participants of all programs earn $10.50 per hour for up to 240 hours.

Participants gain valuable work experience working in clerical and administrative positions with government agencies, libraries, community organizations and more.

SLATE will help identify interests and place participants on worksites that suit their best. They'll also have access to job readiness training and financial literacy education to help with long-term career planning tailored to jobs that are available right now in today's marketplace.

For questions and to sign up, call the SLATE Youth Programs at 314-657-3624, or fill out a form here.

Regional Partners to hold STL Manufacturing and Distribution Career Fair

There's another STL Manufacturing and Distribution Career Fair coming up soon. It's Thursday, April 21 from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the headquarters of Conflux Co-Learning at 8221 Minnesota Avenue.

Conflux Co-Learning is joining forces with the Office of Workforce Development and Missouri Department of Higher Education for this event.

The goal is to help manufacturers and distributors fill numerous open positions. It’s free and open to the public.

Job seekers and students interested in machining, welding, robotics, logistics, warehouse operations, supply chain management, automation, maintenance, engineering, customer service, sales and accounting are welcome.

Many available positions do not require a college degree and some companies are offering full benefits, signing bonuses or opportunities for career growth.

The SLATE team will be at the career fair to provide information about services, programs, courses and other job-seeking resources for those looking for career opportunities in the industry.

For more information about the career fair, call 314-754-8712 or visit the event website here.

AT&T is looking to hire

AT&T is doing another hiring push in the St. Louis area.

Dozens of jobs are available, from field sales representatives to retail and software engineers to installation technicians. There’s something for just about everyone.

Searching the company’s job openings online is easy. Go to att.jobs and enter “St. Louis” in the location box and hit “search.”

There are currently dozens of job openings that will pop up within a 50-mile radius and some of those are hiring multiple positions.

City of St. Louis, in partnership with Metro Transit, offering free transportation passes to 3,000 eligible city youth

SLATE is accepting applications for the Gateway Go Youth Transit program.

Funded through the American Rescue Plan Act, the program offers free transit for 3,000 city youth ages 13-25 years old through the rest of 2022; previously, passes only ran through the summer months.

This expansion of the Gateway Go Youth Transit program will widen access for our youth, whether going to work, school or other activities that promote well-being, advancement and career development.

Those interested will need to pre-register here.

After registering, SLATE will follow up with individuals to schedule times to visit the SLATE offices at 1520 Market Street to apply. If eligible, applicants will receive their transit passes on the spot during their visit. Those younger than 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Applicants must present proof of age, proof of residence, as well as proof of income or reside in a Qualified Census Tract (QCT).

Find out more here.

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