SLATE Announces a Hiring Fair for the Hospitality and Culinary Industries as St. Louis Region Celebrates Hospitality Heroes

Wednesday’s fair comes on the heels of this afternoon’s Explore St. Louis Hospitality Heroes event at America’s Center.

September 14, 2023 | 2 min reading time

The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) announced a hiring event for job seekers interested in hospitality and culinary career opportunities. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., in the 1st Floor Conference Room of 1520 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103. Wednesday’s fair comes on the heels of this afternoon’s Explore St. Louis Hospitality Heroes event at America’s Center and several successful hiring events in recent months.

“My first job as a teenager was serving as an usher at the Muny, which opened my eyes to the hard work hospitality workers do every day to make St. Louis a welcoming place for visitors,” said Mayor Tishaura O. Jones. “Hospitality, restaurants, and tourism are critical to the vitality of our city and our region, and SLATE is working hard to help St. Louisans find better opportunities in these industries.”

According to Explore St. Louis, the tourism industry is among the St. Louis region’s largest employers, supporting the jobs of 91,000 hospitality professionals throughout the region. Next week’s job fair will feature many employers from the hospitality industry, including:

  • Horseshoe Casino and Hotel
  • Friendship Village
  • Washington University/Sodexo
  • Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch
  • AOS Staffing
  • Hudson Group
  • the City of St. Louis
  • First Class
  • Sonesta – The Chase Park Plaza
  • Waffle House
  • Levy Restaurants
  • Explore St. Louis – America's Center
  • Propel Kitchens
  • Bailey's Restaurants
  • City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office

“As companies continue to search for individuals to fill a variety of positions within their organizations, SLATE continues to do our part by helping businesses connect with job seekers to ensure their day-to-day operations go uninterrupted,” said Fredrecka McGlown, SLATE Executive Director. “We are proud that our job fairs have been able to successfully help many employers fill vacancies and help hundreds of St. Louisans embark on a new career path.”

Meter parking is available along Market Street; however, we recommend visitors park at Kiel Center Garage, situated immediately behind our building, at the corner of Clark &16th. Interested individuals should complete a profile at before the event. Call SLATE at (314) 589-8000 with any questions.

SLATE's most recent hiring events have been well received by job seekers and employers - the last hiring event focused on Transportation and Logistics attracted 136 participants, and the one for health care workers following the closure of South City Hospital drew 115. SLATE will continue to hold job fairs to meet the community's needs, offering people employment opportunities and businesses a chance to connect with qualified candidates. 

For more information about SLATE's services for unemployed St. Louisans, please visit us at or Facebook or Twitter.

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