On November 3, 2011 Governor Jay Nixon and General Motors officials announced that the GM Wentzville Assembly plant is expanding, and with it, 1,850 new jobs will be created. At this time, SLATE MCC have no additional information on how and when these jobs will become available. However, we collected the following resources and tips to help you get ready for these job opportunities, as they become available.
I. Follow General Motors
1. Go to GM's website (www.gm.com), click Careers--United States Job Search to see what is available. You will need to register and create a Profile to apply for a job. Check the GM website often because more jobs will be posted when the Wentzville plant reopens.
2. Follow GM on TV, radio, newspapers and on social media. Many more companies are using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn to advertise their open positions, not traditional newspapers.
II. Utilize Missouri's online jobs board, MissouriCareerSource
1. Make sure you have a complete profile on www.MissouriCareerSource.com. Update your work history, experience, skills and education so that if jobs are posted there, you give yourself the best chance to match up with them.
III. Attend no-cost workshops at SLATE Missouri Career Center
1. Don't know how to navigate through MissouriCareerSource? Now is the time to sign up for a short (2 hour) workshop that will introduce you to all the features you need to know to search for jobs.
2. If you need assistance completing the online GM Profile, sign up for a short (2 hour) workshop on how to complete this and other online applications.
3. We have workshops on Resume Preparation, Career Readiness and the Interview Process. The workshops are short (only 2 hours long) and will help you become the best candidate for any job opportunity.
4. Lacking some of the basic computer skills? Have questions about email? We have a workshop that will quickly eliminate any technical barriers to employment and equip you with the tools you need for a successful job search.
5. Check your skills in math, reading and locating information using our free online skills builders – KeyTrain or WIN – and see if you meet the basic work requirements for most jobs.
6. Ask your SLATE Employment and Training Advisor to schedule you for a workshop at either the Downtown or Central West End location. You need a referral from a SLATE staff member to attend the workshops.
St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment