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11.29.18 4th Annual Hour of Code Week Dec. 3–7 in St. Charles County 11.29.18 4th Annual Hour of Code Week Dec. 3–7 in St. Charles County
Hour of Code Week is a global movement that emphasizes computer science as a strong foundation for 21st Century careers.
11.9.18 Second Annual Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast to Feature MO Div. of Workforce Dev. Director 11.9.18 Second Annual Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast to Feature MO Div. of Workforce Dev. Director
Registered Apprenticeship programs can help businesses develop the skills and productivity of new and existing staff members – and the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County has limited grant funding to help with wage and training costs. Business leaders can learn more during National Apprenticeship Week at the Second Annual Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast Forum planned for 8 a.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County at 212 Turner Boulevard in St. Peters.
9.25.18 Job Centers Across Metro Area Join Together to Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2018 9.25.18 Job Centers Across Metro Area Join Together to Celebrate Manufacturing Day 2018
As Manufacturing Day 2018 approaches, the American Job Centers across metro St. Louis are working together to celebrate and promote this popular event with special activities for middle and high school students, tours of local businesses, job fairs and more.
9.11.18 Veteran's Employment Grant Now Available from the Missouri Job Center of... 9.11.18 Veteran's Employment Grant Now Available from the Missouri Job Center of...
Show-Me Heroes, a new workforce grant to help recently discharged service members, and their spouses, transition into civilian employment is now available from the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County operated by the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development.
9.7.18 Expanded Use of Certified Apprenticeship Grant Funds Announced by Missouri Job Center 9.7.18 Expanded Use of Certified Apprenticeship Grant Funds Announced by Missouri Job Center
Local businesses can apply for up to $8,000 in training costs and wage reimbursements for existing staff or new employees through a certified apprenticeship grant program. The program is offered by the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County, which is operated by the St. Charles County Department of Workforce & Business Development.
7.18.18 In-Demand Welding Careers and Training Opportunities Featured at Aug. 1 Expo 7.18.18 In-Demand Welding Careers and Training Opportunities Featured at Aug. 1 Expo
Welders are in great demand in the region and across the nation! Learn about exciting opportunities at the Welding Career & Training Expo from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County.
6.7.18 4th Annual Accommodation for Success for Success to Show Employers How to Reach Workers 6.7.18 4th Annual Accommodation for Success for Success to Show Employers How to Reach Workers
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, one in five Americans have a disability. Too often this is a barrier to employment until businesses learn the easy steps that make accommodations for success! Regional organizations ready to discover an untapped pool of skilled workers are invited to attend the 4th Annual Accommodation for Success event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 9 at Calvary Church, 3998 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in St. Peters.
5.8.18 Veteran-Owned Small Business Recognized by St. Charles County Council 5.8.18 Veteran-Owned Small Business Recognized by St. Charles County Council
Synergy Medical, a supplier of medical-surgical equipment to more than 1,200 health systems and medical offices around the nation and abroad, was honored by the St. Charles County Council recently as part of National Small Business Week.
3.12.18 Permian Plastics Recognized as First Business User of New Manufacturing Apprenticeship G... 3.12.18 Permian Plastics Recognized as First Business User of New Manufacturing Apprenticeship G...
Permian Plastics, a custom plastic injection molding company based in O’Fallon, Mo., recently was honored by the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board as the first local business to use the new manufacturing apprenticeship grant available from the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County.
3.7.18 St. Charles County 'Spring into Jobs' Fair Events Set for March 20 and 27 3.7.18 St. Charles County 'Spring into Jobs' Fair Events Set for March 20 and 27
In a time of historically low unemployment, local businesses looking for full-time and part-time employees in St. Charles County are invited to participate in the annual Spring into Jobs Curbside Event & Job Fair planned by the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County.
2.28.18 Current Employees Now Eligible for Apprenticeship Training Grant Program at Missouri... 2.28.18 Current Employees Now Eligible for Apprenticeship Training Grant Program at Missouri...
The manufacturing apprenticeship grant program from the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County now can be used to help train and promote existing employees at local companies in addition to previously publicized eligible new hires, officials announced today.
2.22.18 Job-Seekers, Professionals, Students Invited to Feb. 26 'Health and Human Services... 2.22.18 Job-Seekers, Professionals, Students Invited to Feb. 26 'Health and Human Services...
The Health & Human Services sector is one of the fastest growing fields in the region and across the state. Employers and trainers are eager to find workers for the numerous job opportunities available.
1.9.18 Employers Invited to Recruitment Challenges Breakfast Forum January 31 1.9.18 Employers Invited to Recruitment Challenges Breakfast Forum January 31
To engage employers in a discussion of current trends and opportunities, a Recruitment Challenges Breakfast Forum will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County, located at 212 Turner Boulevard in St. Peters.
1.8.18 St. Charles County Offers Coding Class for Video Games, Interactive Graphics 1.8.18 St. Charles County Offers Coding Class for Video Games, Interactive Graphics
The Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County has offered coding classes for the past two years, and this year adds an exciting new offering: object-oriented programming for those interested in creating video games or interactive graphics.
11.14.17 Third Annual 'Hour of Code Week' Coming to St. Charles County 11.14.17 Third Annual 'Hour of Code Week' Coming to St. Charles County
For the third consecutive year, the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County will be hosting a number of special activities to encourage interest and pursuit of information technology careers during Hour of Code Week, Dec. 4-8.
11.3.17 Unemployment Falls to 17-Year Low in St. Charles County 11.3.17 Unemployment Falls to 17-Year Low in St. Charles County
After three consecutive months at 3.1 percent, the September 2017 unemployment rate in St. Charles County fell to 2.7 percent, a 17-year low, according to the latest, not-seasonally-adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor.
10.31.17 Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast Forum Planned for Nov. 15 in St. Charles County 10.31.17 Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast Forum Planned for Nov. 15 in St. Charles County
Apprenticeships are a tried and true method of recruiting and training a skilled workforce. To help local businesses better understand the benefits of this time-tested approach, an Apprenticeship 101 Breakfast Forum will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County located at 212 Turner Boulevard in St. Peters, Mo.
9.26.17 St. Charles County Approves Expansion for Nike Facility in Missouri Research Park 9.26.17 St. Charles County Approves Expansion for Nike Facility in Missouri Research Park
St. Charles County has approved a 75,000-square-foot expansion for Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation (Nike Air MI), a subsidiary of Nike Inc.
9.7.17 Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County Becomes First in State to Receive Apprenticeshi... 9.7.17 Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County Becomes First in State to Receive Apprenticeshi...
The Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County is the first American Job Center in the state to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor as a registered apprenticeship program sponsor.
8.24.17 Paid Internship Database for College Students Established by Missouri Job Center of St... 8.24.17 Paid Internship Database for College Students Established by Missouri Job Center of St...
8.23.17 St. Charles County 'Fall into Jobs' Fair Events Set for September 11, 13 8.23.17 St. Charles County 'Fall into Jobs' Fair Events Set for September 11, 13
The local unemployment rate might be at a 16-year low, but employers throughout St. Charles County are eagerly looking for full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary workers.
6.16.17 TLD Concepts Finds Entrepreneurial Success Through On-the-Job Training Program 6.16.17 TLD Concepts Finds Entrepreneurial Success Through On-the-Job Training Program
TLD Concepts, Inc., a medical equipment manufacturer, has been recognized by the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board for its entrepreneurial success and use of the OJT “On the Job Training” program to grow its staff.
6.7.17 Forty Applicants Sought for Summer Youth Job League in St. Charles County 6.7.17 Forty Applicants Sought for Summer Youth Job League in St. Charles County
Applicants now are being accepted to fill 40 summer youth jobs administered through the Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County.
5.30.17 Unemployment Falls to 2.9 Percent in St. Charles County, Marking 16-Year Low 5.30.17 Unemployment Falls to 2.9 Percent in St. Charles County, Marking 16-Year Low
The April 2017 unemployment rate in St. Charles County fell to 2.9 percent, a 16-year low, according to the latest, not-seasonally-adjusted figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor.
5.4.17 Survey Shows Manufacturing Alive and Well in St. Charles County 5.4.17 Survey Shows Manufacturing Alive and Well in St. Charles County
Local manufacturers participated in a survey on the “state of manufacturing” in St. Charles County, and the consensus is: Manufacturing is alive and well!
4.25.17 Local Educators, Business Leaders Discuss 'CAPS' with County Executive 4.25.17 Local Educators, Business Leaders Discuss 'CAPS' with County Executive
Local leaders met recently with St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann to discuss a new, national program that places high school students in contact with local businesses through a profession-based learning approach.
3.20.17 St. Charles County 'Spring Into Jobs' Fair Events Set for April 10, 11 and 13 3.20.17 St. Charles County 'Spring Into Jobs' Fair Events Set for April 10, 11 and 13
The local unemployment rate is at one of its lowest points in years, but employers throughout St. Charles County are eagerly looking for full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary workers!
3.7.17 Nike IHM Honored for More Than Two Decades of Growth and Global Success in Missouri... 3.7.17 Nike IHM Honored for More Than Two Decades of Growth and Global Success in Missouri...
Nike IHM, a subsidiary of Nike Inc., recently was honored by the St. Charles County Workforce Development Board for its growth and global success. The company has been located in Missouri Research Park at Highway 40-61 in the Weldon Spring area for more than two decades.
2.21.17 6th Year of Annual Retail Sales Growth; St. Charles County Sets New Record at $5.8 Billion 2.21.17 6th Year of Annual Retail Sales Growth; St. Charles County Sets New Record at $5.8 Billion
Annual retail sales in 2016 climbed for the sixth consecutive year in St. Charles County, setting a new record of $5,882,200,818, a 3.81 percent increase over 2015, according to figured just released by the St. Charles County Finance Department.
2.9.17 Median Household Income Grows More Than 13 Percent Since 2010, St. Charles County Leads... 2.9.17 Median Household Income Grows More Than 13 Percent Since 2010, St. Charles County Leads...
St. Charles County has the highest median household income of any Missouri County—$74,009 per year—according to newly released information from the 2015 U.S. Census and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).