Employment Services

"Saint Louis County has over half of the bi-state region's payroll and nearly half of the bi-state regions's businesses and jobs. Saint Louis County also claims one-fourth of the state's payroll, one-fifth of Missouri's businesses and nearly a quarter of the state's total jobs.",
According to the Saint Louis County Department of Planning.

The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County offer local businesses the opportunity to identify and employ individuals from the area's largest pool of candidates through jobs.mo.gov. Our one-stop concept reduces your expenses by offering businesses critical, human resource functions without the added overhead. In fact, all of the services offered by the Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County are at no cost to the employer.

Assistance with Human Resource Functions

  • Position profile salary assessments.
  • Effective out-placement services.
  • Design of individualized recruitment plans.
  • Multiple methods to list job openings including jobs.mo.gov.

Provide Skill-Based Training

  • Available funding to upgrade career-related skills sets.
  • Workforce Innovations Opportunity Act (WIOA) training for enrolled career seekers.

Access to On-Line Resumes

  • Registration on jobs.mo.gov is required.
  • Automated career matching.
  • Screening and referral of pre-qualified candidates, saving you time and money.

Labor Market and Career Data

The Missouri Job Centers - Saint Louis County - North Oaks is funded by the United States Department of Labor and the Missouri State Division of Workforce Development through a grant to the Saint Louis County Department of Human Services. Based upon our professional affiliation with economic development professionals on both the state and federal level, we are the premiere source for labor market data and career information in Saint Louis County.

Labor Market

Available Data

  • Information on Missouri’s fastest growing occupations.
  • Occupational employment and wages.
  • Industry and occupational employment projections.
  • Professional interests and salary requirements .
  • Highest and lowest paid positions.
  • Labor force data – employment and unemployment statistics.
  • Industry employment data.
  • Occupational profiles.
  • Census population.
  • Consumer Price Indices.
  • Commuting patterns.
  • Other workforce studies.

Businesses can also access valuable information through jobs.mo.gov or www.missourieconomy.org in the form of tables, narrative, charts and graphs.

Financial Services

Businesses today must take advantage of every opportunity to successfully compete in not only the regional marketplace, but the global arena. Federal tax credits offer select businesses the opportunity to gain that competitive edge.

On-the-Job Training Program

On-the-Job Training Program (OJT) can reimburse your business for wages paid to new hires during the period you are getting them up to speed.  We connect you with job seekers possessing valuable skill sets and proven work ethics.  When you hire from within the Program, we reimburse your business a percentage of wages paid.

OJT Program Openings

Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program

  • The Program provides a federal tax credit to businesses for hiring individuals from nine, targeted groups each with barriers to employment.
  • For the summer youth employees the federal tax credit is calculated at a maximum of $1,200.
  • For all other groups the tax credit is calculated at a maximum of $2,400.
  • The tax credits may be used to offset federal income tax liability of the business and any for profit business is eligible.
  • Unused credit may be carried back one year and carried forward 20 years.
Please note the aforementioned summary is for guidance only and does not state complete program requirements.

Federal Bonding Program

  • The Program issues Fidelity Bonds sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Coverage is for up to six months and range from $5,000 to $25,000.
  • The Bonds are issued at no charge to the employer.
  • Bonds protect employers who hire ex-offenders and individuals with a “risk” factor in their background for up to six months upon employment.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) and WorkKeys Programs

The purpose of the Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) is to increase Missouri’s economic competitiveness by connecting Missouri businesses with skilled workers who demonstrate proficiency in basic workplace readiness.

The CRC is a certificate in which the WorkKeys Assessment is used to identify a person’s skill levels in three specific areas:

  • Reading for information.
  • Locating information.
  • Applied mathematics.

These three areas are consistently identified by employers, nationwide as being essential for prospective and incumbent employees, both for being hired and for advancement.

WorkKeys Program

The Program is based on two components:

Career Profile

  • A trained profiler analyzes a specific job and determines what skill sets, at what level, are needed to perform the job.
  • An assessment of the career seeker, given at either at the local Career Center or Community College, depending on the arrangements in that Workforce Investment Region.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

There are three levels for the NCRC:

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Bronze

The four levels are issued based upon the scores of the three assessments mentioned above. The individual’s assessment scores are entered in the Division of Workforce Development’s case management system to assist Career Center staff in finding a good, job match for the client. The NCRC also influences Career Center service delivery: persons wishing to obtain a higher-level NCRC can be provided training as appropriate to lessen the skills gap and improve career matching ability.


Missouri Division of Workforce Development is an
equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Missouri Relay Services at 711.