A partnership between the Missouri Department of Economic Development and AmeriCorps St. Louis — with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — will put 32 AmeriCorps members on the ground throughout Missouri to assist job seekers visiting the state’s career centers.
According to the St. Louis Beacon, the AmeriCorps members will extend the human resource capacity of the job center staff by helping job seekers use computers to find online job boards and to create resumes. They may also offer workshops, hold mock interviews with job seekers, and hold career fairs.
From the position announcement, corps members will serve in teams of up to six members at Career Centers across the state of Missouri:
Members will provide one-on-one and small group support in accessing and entering information. In addition, members will provide one-on-one assistance in resume writing and interviewing skills.
Over the course of the 10.5 month term of service, in addition to their regular daily assignments, each team of Members will be expected to organize at least one community event (e.g. job fair), enlist creative resources in the community that results in expanding or enhancing the capacity of center staff (e.g. media), and engage a minimum of five additional volunteers (per team Member) who will contribute an average of 10 hours in a done-in-a-day or on-going service (e.g. job mentors for those recently released from prison and/or displaced workers who are beginning new careers).
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