Increasing Client Success in Obtaining Jobs
The Employment Program is designed to:
- Provide low to moderate-income clients with comprehensive counseling and guidance to enable them to secure full or part-time jobs in the St. Louis metropolitan area
- Place clients in jobs from laborer to professional.
Why provide Employment services?
Living wage employment remains a key element of the holistic approach of helping clients achieve economic self-sufficiency.
Finding desirable employment provides a vital “ladder out” for African Americans and others trapped in poverty.
In the St. Louis metropolitan region, the unemployment rate for African Americans is over two times higher than the white community.
Statistics show that the largest barrier to African American employment is not a lack of job skills, but rather a lack of other skills (interviewing, resume writing, etc.) that are necessary to find desirable full or part-time employment.
From its founding in 1918, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis has concentrated on ending discrimination, especially in the area of employment.
- Employment services include:
- Interviewing skills
- Resume preparation
- Computer access for online job searches and application
- Job search assistance
- Career counseling
- Job readiness training
- Job referrals
- Job development
- Job placement
- Case management
- Post-placement follow-up
Urban League Employment Services Program serves residents in the St. Louis metropolitan area who are 18 years of age or older and who are interested in Urban League Employment Services.
St. Louis City Division
935 Vandeventer Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Contact: Lawrence Prograis
St. Louis County Division
8960 Jennings Station Road
Jennings, MO 63136
Contact: Hollis Whiting
*The Ready to Work and Residential Leadership Training Programs are financed (in part) (wholly) through an allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the City of St. Louis’ Community Development Administration.