Breaking News
More () »

Career Central: Networking opportunities in St. Louis this week

Plus, BJC and the Urban League host a job fair Thursday, March 23.

ST. LOUIS — Networking is one of the best ways to take a great business idea and make it even better. It's also a good way to climb the career ladder. Here's how you can do that this week.

For more information on hiring events in the St. Louis area, click here.

Venture Café hosts 'Thursday Gatherings'

Looking for a place to connect with other business leaders to grow your great idea? Are you an entrepreneur who wants to make St. Louis a better place?

Venture Cafe is hosting one of its Thursday Gatherings on Thursday, March 23 and it's a great way to meet people with the same goals. 

It runs from 4-7:30 p.m. at 4240 Duncan Avenue, Suite 200.

Network, build partnerships, and take your dream to the next level as you meet dozens of creative, resourceful people invested in improving life in St. Louis.

Click here for more information and to register.

Transition to Position

There's another Transition to Position Career Conference set for Wednesday, March 29. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Inn located at 1030 Woodcrest Terrace Drive in Creve Coeur, MO, 63141.

It's a chance for job seekers to connect with businesses, recruiters and employers. The day includes presentations from five speakers, lunch and networking. Networking continues during happy hour from 4-6 p.m.

Participating companies include Mutual of Omaha, American Staffing, Holiday Inn, Stivers and Living Well Leadership. Meet with recruiters looking to hire.

Job Seekers' Garden Club and Rockit Careers are the event sponsors.

Tickets start at $20. Now is the time to register. You can do that here.

BJC and the Urban League

BJC HealthCare is partnering with the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis for a career fair.

This is an in-person event that takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 23. Participants will be able to interview for multiple positions, including:

  • Patient access representative
  • Patient transport
  • Food and nutrition
  • Housekeeping
  • Day care assistant
  • Customer service

Learn about the competitive benefits BJC offers team members and have a chance to be hired on the spot!

It's happening at the offices of the Urban League, 1408 Kingshighway Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63113.

To schedule an interview, call 314-626-9977, or email your resume to CMCLAIN@Urbanleague-STL.Org

New adult education, literacy program

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment wants to help city residents get high school equivalency and vocational certifications.

This new program is open to city residents ages 17 and up. It offers the opportunity to work toward high school equivalency and get an industry-recognized credential with the potential for a stipend and paid work experience. It's funded by the American Rescue Plan Act.

Eligible residents must not be enrolled in secondary education. Other qualifications include living in a qualified census tract, or in a household whose total income is at or under $69,090.

Contact SLATE to learn more at 314-589-8000.

Before You Leave, Check This Out