Conflux Co-Learning – the nation’s first co-learning space that exclusively serves manufacturers and distributors – is joining forces with the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) and the St. Louis County Workforce Development for the first STL Manufacturing and Distribution Career Fair. The event will be held Thurs., April 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. at Conflux’s headquarters located at 8221 Minnesota Ave. in South St. Louis. The event is free and open to the public.

The career fair is primarily for job seekers and students interested in machining, welding, robotics, logistics, warehouse operations, supply chain management, automation, maintenance, engineering, customer service, sales, and accounting. Many of the available positions do not require a college degree, and some companies are offering full benefits, signing bonuses, or opportunities for career growth.

“Given the recent closures of local industrial companies such as GKN Aerospace in Hazelwood and PGP Glass in Park Hills, we saw a timely opportunity to connect job seekers with area manufacturing and distribution companies looking for talent,” said Conflux Co-Learning Executive Director Matt Menietti.

Despite these closures, in 2020, manufacturing workers in the United States earned $92,832 on average, including pay and benefits. Roughly 90% of these positions also offered health insurance.

The Missouri Job Center, as well as other training and employment partners, will be at the career fair to provide information about services, programs, courses, and other resources for job seekers and those looking for career opportunities in the industry. As active collaborators on the event, both St. Louis County and SLATE will be assisting by promoting open positions among job seekers in their network.

Conflux Co-Learning is a membership-based organization that curates content, connections, and space so manufacturing and distribution leaders can navigate and grow in a rapidly changing industry.

SLATE connects job seekers with training programs and employment, helping employers diversify their workforce and assisting youth with career skills. St. Louis County Workforce Development serves in a partnership role between St. Louis County residents and businesses while supporting the St. Louis Metro area’s economic development with a qualified workforce.

For more information about the career fair, please call (314) 754-8712 or visit the event website.

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