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Employment

Our Employment Programs

We offer various programs for job-seekers in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, and Illinois. 

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Career Services

Employment Connection provides valuable resources, training, and support to help you gain and maintain employment, and attain self-sufficiency throughout St. Louis City and County in Missouri as well as St. Clair County in Illinois.

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World of Work

(WOW) Classes

Virtual or in-person work-readiness classes to prepare you for interviewing and helps increase your skills to gain employment. After completing the course, a dedicated Career Specialist will assist you with job leads, preparation, interviews, and placement.

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Ticket to Work

Social Security's Ticket to Work program can help you find meaningful work. If you are aged 18-64 and receive Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance, come take advantage of these free services. Plan a better future. Come to Employment Connection.

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Solar Workforce Development

Solar Workforce Development promotes equity in the "Green" jobs workforce of the St. Louis region. Participants receive free training which opens the door to well-paying jobs and careers in the electrical trades.

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Illinois SNAP/TANF Employment & Training

SNAP/Food Stamp recipients with dependent(s) who are ready to improve their employment status can receive free services including paid on-the-job training, job skills development, supportive services, and exclusive access to real jobs.

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Youth Services and Programs

WIOA is a program for St. Louis City and County youth ages 16-24. This program provides employment, training, and education opportunities.

The Dutchtown Opportunity Coalition for Youth serves at-risk young people ages 10–17 in the Dutchtown, Gravois Park, and Mount Pleasant neighborhoods.

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Managed Work Services

Employment Connection's staffing service offers job placement in healthcare and other positions. Apply today!

Wraparound services

Wraparound Services

We recognize that, in order to maintain employment, clients may need additional supportive services. That is why we also offer housing and mental health services to qualifying participants in our programs. 

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Eviction Prevention

Individuals and families who are at risk of homeless can receive services. This program is for individuals who are already in eviction status or disconnect status. Click here for more information on qualifications for this program.

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Back to Health,

Back to Work

Cognitive-behavioral therapy program that addresses depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other mental health concerns to help clients be able to retain their jobs. Confidential virtual, phone, and in-person sessions available.

Referral Only Services

Referral Only

In partnership with the St. Louis City and St. Louis County continuum of care, we provide additional housing services. These services are by referral only through 2-1-1 or local shelters.

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Rapid Rehousing

PROJECT TRANSITION provides supportive housing, case management, and job training to assist homeless individuals and families transition to permanent housing. This program is by referral only. To learn more contact 2-1-1.

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Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent Supportive Housing assists individuals and families who are literally homeless with long term assistance.  This program is by referral only. To learn more contact 2-1-1.

Violence Prevention

Cure Violence

Employment Connection manages the Violence Prevention Program in Peabody Darst Webbe/LaSalle Park, with more programs planned in other neighborhoods. Our Violence Prevention Program aims to reduce gun violence through conflict mediation and resolution and provide wraparound services to help at-risk people escape the cycle of violence.

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Our programs are funded in part by

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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.

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