Legislative Column for the Week of Monday, April 8, 2013
Legislative Actions and Information

JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Senate reconvened on Tuesday, April 2, 2013, giving lawmakers a chance to spend extra time in their districts over the Easter holiday weekend. Upon returning to the Capitol, Sen. Nasheed presented and testified, along with St. Louis City Treasurer Tishaura Jones, on behalf of Senate Bill 423 before the Senate Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Nasheed, is intended to provide the St. Louis City Treasurer’s Office operational flexibility in collecting parking meter violations, as well as combine the parking enforcement and parking meter divisions under the single heading of a parking operations division. The next step in the legislative process will move the measure out of committee, onto the Senate floor for possible debate.

On Thursday, April 4, 2013, Sen. Nasheed sent a letter to the Chairman of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs and Health Committee, attaching a substitute bill to replace her Medicaid expansion legislation, Senate Bill 131. The substitute legislation would expand Medicaid benefits in accordance with the provisions of the Affordable Care Act, and would sunset one year after the effective date unless reauthorized by the General Assembly. By offering the substitute bill, Sen. Nasheed increased the likelihood of a hearing on Medicaid expansion before the end of session.

Sen. Nasheed’s strong support enabled the passage of Senate Bill 112, which importantly extends the life of New Markets tax credits that are used for urban development. The Missouri New Markets tax credit program has greatly assisted areas of the 5th District, such as Washington Avenue, with revitalization. While the current form of the bill reduces the annual fiscal cap from $25 million to $15 million, the program would still be available for use by those companies and investors known as Community Development Entities, or CDEs, seeking to reinvest in low-income properties.

Also last week, Sen. Nasheed convened a meeting of key lawmakers and state officials to begin focusing on projects in the city that could possibly be built with the proposed $1.2 billion bond, with a focus as well on ensuring minority and women inclusion.

Please visit Sen. Nasheed’s official Senate website at www.senate.mo.gov/nasheed for more information on any of her sponsored legislation this session.


Below is a list of job fairs, recruitment events and business expos coming up during the month of April in the St. Louis area for anyone interested in employment opportunities. Please be aware that this schedule is subject to change at any time. You are encouraged to call the event organizer or contact person prior to attending.

April 5, 12, 19, 26

Neighborhood Houses Recruitment Event

(FT pre-school teachers, PT cooks)

Caroline House (2828 Caroline St., St. Louis, MO 63104)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

For more information, contact Denise Carter at DCarter@neighborhoodhouses.org.  

April 6

St. Louis – 2013 Teacher Hiring Fair to Promote Diversity

Harris-Stowe State University, Emerson Performance Center

(3101 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO)

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


April 10

Randstad Career Day – Open House Job Fair

12647 Olive Blvd., Ste. 590, Creve Coeur, MO 63141

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Kim at (314) 721-3954.

April 11

St. Louis Job Fair

Holiday Inn St Louis Forest Park (5915 Wilson Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110)

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, visit www.nationwidejobfairs.com.

April 16

Express Employment Recruitment Event

(CNC Machinist, Maintenance Mechanics, and Small Parts Assembly)

Deer Creek Missouri Career Center

(3256 Laclede Station Rd., Maplewood, MO 63143)

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Interested candidates must email their resume to Travis at twilson@betterfamilylife.org.

April 17

Business Development, Sales and Sales Management Job Fair

Holiday Inn St. Louis Airport (4505 Woodson Rd., St. Louis, MO 63134)

6:00 p.m.

To pre-register for the event or for more information, visit www.salesheads.com

April 19

2013 Hiring Our Heroes Veterans Job Fair

The Regency Conference Center (400 Regency Park, O’Fallon, IL 62269)

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

For more information or to register, go to www.HOH.Greatjob.net or call (202) 463-5807.

April 21

Express Employment Professionals Job Fair (Administrative Assistant, Food Manufacturing, CNC Machinist, Customer Service/Call Center, Maintenance Mechanics and Small Parts Assembly)

8039 Watson Rd., Webster Groves, MO 63119

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

For more information, call (314) 968-2700.

April 23

IT Careers Meet & Greet Teleconference Event

State of Missouri Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) recruiting event for internships and full-time employment.

St. Louis Wainwright State Office Building

(111 N. 7th St., Room 923, St. Louis, MO)

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Deadline for registration for this event is April 12.

Please e-mail a copy of your résumé to it-careers@oa.mo.gov after registration and before the event.

For more information or to register, go to www.it-careers.mo.gov.

April 24

Jefferson College and Community Job Fair

Jefferson College, Student Center – Viking Room 

(1000 Viking Dr., Hillsboro, MO 63050)

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, call (636) 797-3000  (x3215).

April 25

FBI Employment Information Session

(Special Agent and Professional Support Staff career opportunities)

Harris-Stowe State University Library

(3026 Laclede Ave., St. Louis, MO 63103)

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (last Thursday of each month)

Note:  An FBI employee will discuss Special Agent and Professional Support Staff processing in general at this event.

Visit www.FBIjobs.gov to view information on job vacancy announcements as available.

Note: This event is for informational purposes only, NO hiring will take place. For more information, call (314) 589-2700.

Continuing Throughout the Month of April

Extra Help Recruitment Events (General Clerical Support, General Laborers)

Extra Help will NOT conduct onsite recruiting at Missouri Career Centers. 

Applicants may apply online at www.extrahelpinc.com for a variety of temp, temp-to-hire, and direct placement positions.  Employer will call applicants to schedule appointments.


The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is a government agency in St. Louis that offers job seekers and businesses a variety of no-cost services related to employment, job training and career advancement.

SLATE is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.

Please take a moment to review the following opportunities from SLATE. The first concerns businesses that would like to assist with on-the-job training, and the second is in regards to a meeting for individuals wishing to participate in on-the-job training scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2013.