Employment Services.

Madison County Urban League (MCUL) provides free employment services at its job and career centers to connect employers with community residents who are looking for work. These locations offer a direct link to local resources to help job seekers of all ages secure employment, and it will be ideally a full time position.

Staff members work with clients to create employment action plans and direct clients to training and educational resources. Workshops are offered to provide support during job searches, and training services include entry-level courses, English-as-a-second-language classes, and also certificate programs.

Other Services

Some employers or non-profits from the region also allow on-the-job training, and this may be available as well. Other services include application and résumé preparation, job recruitment and referrals, career exploration, pre-screening and counseling, and practice or mock interviews.

These various Urban League services are available on an individualized or small-group basis. The job and career centers also allow clients to use computers for free, printers and fax machines, and provide access to electronic job listings and information on careers and high-demand occupations.

Job Fairs

Moreover, MCUL hosts dedicated job fairs across Madison County. The organization collaborates with community-based businesses in an effort to recruit a target population for the specific sponsoring business. They also sponsor general job fairs to give community residents the opportunity to connect with a variety of businesses, organizations and government agencies.

These services are currently funded by the United Way of Greater St. Louis‘s Southwest Illinois and Tri-Cities Area Division.

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