ST. LOUIS – More than 60 employers looking to hire will be at a fair in the Greater Ville on Friday, along with more than a hundred groups offering information and services including vaccinations to ward off the COVID-19 virus.
The fair will be in the Farragut Elementary school yard at 4025 Sullivan Avenue, from 5 to 7 p.m. on July 23. Missouri Rep. Kimberly-Ann Collins, D-St. Louis, who represents District 77, is hosting the fair.
The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) will be there, as will the city’s Department of Health and more than 160 resource tables. Visitors can get information on a wide range of supportive and wrap-around city services.
“Good jobs and better opportunities will strengthen communities across St. Louis,” said SLATE Executive Director Howard Hayes said in a press release.
The Department of Health has stressed that vaccination remains the best way to stop the spread of the virus, including the Delta variant. Pfizer (12+ years old) and Johnson & Johnson (18+ years old) vaccines will be available. Anyone under age 18 must have a legal parent or guardian present and documentation showing proof of age.
“I have been a resident of the Greater Ville neighborhood for all 28 years of my life and I also graduated from Farragut Elementary,” Collins noted. “To now represent this neighborhood on a state level, I am committed to investing in people and getting residents the resources they need to thrive and live a healthy life.”
The city of St. Louis needs to fill more than 100 vacant positions. All of the jobs start at $15 an hour and offer competitive benefits.