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Career Central: Free, paid training to become an EMT; job fairs abound

Time to embrace your dream job. Abbott Ambulance will train you to be an EMT at no cost, with pay

ST. LOUIS — There are several great ways to connect to a new career in this week's Career Central.

Greater Ville neighborhood job and community fair

A job and community resource fair just for residents of the city's 77th District Greater Ville neighborhood is scheduled for this week.

Fifty local organizations will be on hand to bring valuable resources and opportunities to the community.

It runs from 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 23 at Farragut Elementary School Yard, located at 4025 Sullivan Ave. in St. Louis.

It's hosted by the SLATE Missouri Job Center, in partnership with Representative Kimberly-Ann Collins.

Find out more here.

Abbott Ambulance offers free training program

Have you always been interested in becoming an emergency medical technician? Now is your chance.

Abbott Ambulance is training EMTs at no cost and with pay. You do have to pass an eligibility exam, but a pre-test is available to help you prepare.

Candidates need to be 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.

If you're interested, call SLATE at (314) 589-8000.

Job Seekers' Garden Club event

Ever heard of the Job Seekers' Garden Club of St. Louis?

Structural engineer Bob Kolf came up with the idea at the start of the pandemic in March 2020 to help others get back to work. He said he specifically wanted to reach out to help those who suddenly lost their jobs at the start of the economic shutdown, when companies like Enterprise, Maritz and various hotel chains announced mass layoffs.

What started on LinkedIn is now a group of nearly 3,000 people and an amazing number of volunteers to help mentor and coach those looking for a new career.

The club is hosting a hospitality career and job fair expo at the new Holiday Inn in Creve Coeur.

It's Thursday, July 29 from 1-5 p.m.

Discover and apply for many great opportunities with restaurants, hotels and other hospitality-related companies.

Be sure to bring many copies of your resume.

Find out more on their Facebook page.

Job openings for pet lovers

The Animal Medical Center of Mid-America is hosting an employment open house this week.

It'll take place Thursday, July 22 at the location connected to the Humane Society of Missouri at 1201 Macklind Avenue in the city.

Job seekers should park and enter off Wise Avenue. The open house runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The center has openings available for clinic assistants, contact center representatives and registered veterinary technicians (RVTs), but it's also welcoming anyone who might be interested in a career working with pets.

Doctors and staff will be available to meet with attendees to discuss available opportunities, give tours of the facility, answer questions about the clinic and even help people apply directly for jobs on the spot.

Be sure to bring a copy of your resume.

Spectrum hosts hiring event

Spectrum is hiring customer service representatives at starting salaries of $18 an hour, rising to $20 an hour next year.

You would work at the Bridgeton Call center.

You can learn more at a hiring event Wednesday, July 21, which runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Embassy Suites St. Charles Convention Center.

Bring your resume, and text REP to 97211 to apply before the event.

Find out more here.

Utility workers needed in City of St. Louis

The city's parks, forestry and refuse divisions are looking for seasonal utility workers. These jobs pay $15 an hour.

With the positions being seasonal, you'll be employed for up to six months, and you won't be covered by employee benefits. But, these jobs don't require city residency, and anyone as young as 16 years old can apply.

Responsibilities include maintaining streets and alleys, removing obstructions, litter and debris, mowing and fertilizing grass, among other responsibilities.

You can apply in person at the SLATE Missouri Job Center officers located at 1520 Market Street on the third floor. Those who are interested also can call during regular business hours at 314-589-8000.

Find more information online here.

Full-time utility workers needed

The city's Streets Department is looking for utility workers to collect refuse. This is a fulltime position with competitive salary and employee benefits.

Keep in mind, this is a great time to apply for jobs with the City of St. Louis because all hiring tests and oral interviews have been suspended due to the pandemic.

Once again, you can apply in person at the SLATE Missouri Job Center offices. It’s located at 1520 Market Street on the third floor. For more, call during regular business hours at 314-589-8000.

For more information visit the City of St. Louis website.