• Introducing The Whether

    Mar 03, 2017

    St. Louis is aching for talent. A couple of years ago, a survey of students from 14 regional institutions highlighted the gap between the student’s perception of available career opportunities and the reality of St. Louis’ job market. Jobs are left unfilled because job seekers don’t know they’re available or think their skills are applicable. How do we better connect talent to careers in the region?

    The St. Louis Regional Chamber is proud to introduce a new talent solution designed to answer this question. Better Weekdays’ tool, The Whether, aggregates internships and job opportunities posted by employers for job seekers to navigate based on their resumes. Think of it as a dating site for careers. Employers and job seekers sign up to get to know each other better and hopefully lead to a happy match. With this system, applicants can discover new opportunities they wouldn’t have seen elsewhere. Employers are also able to discover and streamline their search for relevant candidates.

    But how does The Whether work for job seekers? Read about this student's experience with The Whether and how it made her job search easier. 

    St. Louis has opportunities for everyone; it’s just a matter of letting the world know of them. With The Whether, Better Weekdays is working to make St. Louis a more attractive place to live, work, play, and invest.

    Interested employers can sign up for The Whether here.

    Interested students and job seekers can sign up for The Whether here.

  • Welcoming New Jobs and Businesses to St. Louis

    Feb 02, 2017

    As we begin a new month, we want to share some exciting news from the Chamber and our partners.

    Trans-Lux Announcement

    Governor Greitens congratulated LED and lighting supplier Trans-Lux for creating new jobs in our region. Trans-Lux expanded to a refurbished Ford Motor factory in Hazelwood in late 2016.  The Governor offered his ongoing assistance to help Trans-Lux be successful. The Regional Chamber offers our special congratulations to our partners, the State of Missouri, the Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, World Trade Center St. Louis, the City of St. Louis, and the City of Hazelwood, for this win.

    Ameren Tech Partnership with Atomation

    Ameren and Atomation recently announced a pilot project that involves attaching small sensors to utility poles and wirelessly transmitting information about any movement the poles make. This partnership will use these sensors to streamline data from pole inspections, especially after strong winds or storms move through the area.

    Atomation is a tech company based in Israeli and we’re thrilled that it has picked St.  Louis to base its U.S. operations. This movement was made possible by Ameren, Atomation, GlobalSTL, and BioSTL.

    Nestlé USA to Move Headquarters to Virginia

    We also want to extend our robust congratulations to Nestlé USA on its announcement of relocating its IT operations from California to St. Louis. This move will not only create quality, high-paying jobs for our community, it also validates our workforce talent and the ability for companies to relocate their technology and innovation hubs to the area. Nestlé Purina, a Swiss-based company, currently has a large presence and prominent history in the St. Louis region with locations in both downtown St. Louis and Gray’s Summit.

    This announcement continues to place St. Louis as a strong competitor for tech jobs.  In 2015, KPMG relocated hundreds of IT jobs here and last year Cushman & Wakefield announced it was bringing similar jobs to the region.