High unemployment frustrates local job seekers

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KMOV.com

Posted on May 5, 2011 at 5:07 PM

Updated Friday, May 6 at 9:09 AM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – The number of workers applying for jobless benefits is at the highest level in eight months. About 43,000 Americans filed for unemployment for the first time for the week ending April 30 – 474,000 are now applying for help.

Many viewers expressed frustration with the job market through the News 4 Facebook page, and in response, News 4 reporter Laurie Waters spent the day searching the Internet and calling local employers to find local job openings.

Indeed.com is a helpful resource job seekers can use to get an overview of available jobs. Users can search within several categories. Job seekers can also go directly to the website of a prospective employee to find openings.

Experts say one of the biggest mistakes applicants make is not reading job postings in their entirety as they typically list minimum and preferred requirements. If applicants do not meet those requirements, employers cannot consider them for the job.

Job seekers should also make sure to attach their resume to their application.

Here are some links to job openings in the St. Louis area:

Anheuser Busch
Administrative assistant

http://buschjobs.com/scripts/JobDetail.aspx?jobid=58456

 

LabCorp
Medical Sales Executive

https://www3.apply2jobs.com/LabCorp/ProfExt/index.cfm?fuseaction=mExternal.showJob&RID=2871&sid=60

St. Louis County
On-call volunteer coordinator

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stlouis/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=319768&hit



St. Louis County
Secretary

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/stlouis/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=298293&hit

 

Department of Health (Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton)
Licensed practical nurse

http://www.governmentjobs.com/view_job.cfm?JobID=76573&hit_count=Yes&


St. Louis City
Carpenter

http://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/onlinejob/jobdetail.cfm?OpeningID=1240

 

St. Louis City

Court Room Clerk

http://dynamic.stlouis-mo.gov/onlinejob/jobdetail.cfm?OpeningID=1148

 

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