Welcome to Employment Connection

Employment Connection assists over 1,500 residents every year.

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Clients contribute more than $8 million in wages to the St. Louis Regional economy.

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“By the grace of God and through Employment Connection, I was given a second chance at life.”

Since 1977, we have inspired, empowered, and employed disadvantaged residents in St. Louis.

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Welcome to Employment Connection

Empower. Employ. Inspire.

Employment Connection is a nonprofit St. Louis community asset that breaks down barriers to self-sufficiency for individuals with limited opportunities including the homeless, ex-offenders, U.S. veterans, high school dropouts, women on welfare, and at-risk youth.

Offering more than just a job, Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training, and support to inspire and empower clients to change their circumstances and become employed. 

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Some activities are financed in part through an allocation of St. Louis Continuum of Care funds from the Department of Human Services, Homeless Division as well as 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.