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Career Central: Training programs for STL youth enrolling now

STL YouthBuild is focused on recruiting young people mainly from north city communities for training in machining technology and building trades.

ST. LOUIS — We might be right in the middle of the holidays, but now is the perfect time to plan for the future.

And Career Central is here to help!

STL YouthBuild enrolling candidates in technology and construction trades training

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is collaborating with Ranken Technical College in a program called STL YouthBuild, and enrollment is in full swing.

The program is focused on recruiting young St. Louisans mainly from north city communities for training in machining technology and building trades.

Candidates for this alternative education program are young adults ages 17-24.

The YouthBuild program will take participants through three tracks: basic skills development, construction skills training and life/soft skills development.

Each participant who successfully completes the program will receive stackable, portable and industry-recognized credentials through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

To see if you qualify, contact STL YouthBuild Coordinator Carlos Ball at cball@stlworks.com or call him at 314-657-3519.

Visit the YouthBuild website for more information.

City of St. Louis has immediate openings for tree trimmers, utility workers

The Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Department of the City of St. Louis is looking to hire tree trimmers, tree trimmer trainees and utility workers.

Full-time and seasonal positions are available.

Tree trimmers will prune and remove trees and stumps while operating aerial trucks, stump cutters, chippers, loaders, skid steer, dump trucks and other equipment. This position requires at least one year of experience.

Training will be provided for candidates who fill the trainee positions, and workers will become tree trimmers after one year.

Utility workers are needed to fill part-time positions. Workers will be responsible for cutting grass and brush around vacant buildings and on lots throughout the city.

Pay and benefits are competitive.

More details about working for St. Louis can be found on the city’s website.

UPS continues to hire seasonal workers

Even though Christmas is fast approaching, UPS needs to hire more than 650 seasonal employees in the St. Louis area.

Nationally, UPS expects to hire more than 100,000 seasonal employees.

Package handlers, driver helpers and personal vehicle drivers are needed.

With hiring needs at an all-time high nationwide, UPS commissioned the 2021 Peak Hiring Survey which includes the following reasons for taking a temporary job:

  • Nearly one-third said they wanted to get ahead or catch up on household bills/expenses
  • 30% pointed to holiday expenses coming up as their prime motivator
  • More than a quarter take on a seasonal position to create an emergency savings fund or to gain experience and build up their resume

Applications are being accepted online here.

AT&T needs to fill retail positions in Metro St. Louis

AT&T is currently hiring more than 60 full-time retail employees in the St. Louis area.

Jobs are available in St. Louis, East St. Louis, Creve Coeur, Brentwood, Belleville, Fenton, Chesterfield, Collinsville, Fairview Heights, Des Peres and Florissant.

There are also part-time positions available.

Most of these jobs come with a $1,000 sign-on bonus.

You're urged to apply online here. Type "retail" in the search box, enter your ZIP code and hit "search."

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