The City of Webster Groves has launched WorkinWebsterGroves.com, a new, and free, online job board tool for business and non-profit agencies to attract new talent for their workforce. The new job site allows all Webster Groves businesses and agencies to post jobs, internships, and volunteer positions for free. WorkinWebsterGroves.com is a product of the City’s Business Development Commission (BDC) and input received from the local business community.
“Attracting employees to our businesses was the number one concern the Business Development Commission heard in our business roundtable and survey input,” Mike Pincus, Chair of the BDC stated. “WorkinWebsterGroves.com allows every business and non-profit agency in Webster Groves access to a free community job board. Our goal is to scale up use by our local businesses and begin intensive marketing throughout the region to attract employees for our community.”
The WorkinWebsterGroves.com job board is free of charge for posting an available job. Further marketing and outreach for the service will be funded through the use of the federal American Rescue Plan funds. The City’s goal is to provide a valuable one-stop job board where potential employees can find employers looking for team members.
"I have heard from several business owners about the difficulty they are having filling positions, which is a huge challenge,” said Laura Arnold, Mayor of Webster Groves. “WorkinWebsterGroves.com is one more way we can support our vital business community.”
WorkinWebsterGroves.com is the first product of the City and BDC to come from the recent city business roundtable and business survey. The BDC’s goal is to provide recommendations on programs and policies that can foster a stronger business community in Webster Groves as local businesses deal with economic pressures and recover from the pandemic.
“Work in Webster Groves is our initial response to helping our businesses find solutions to their hiring and training challenges,” said Pam Bliss, Council liaison to the Business Development Commission. “We've learned through the roundtable and most recent survey of our businesses that business planning, employee hiring, and training are foremost in our business owners' minds. They've told us that the customers and clients are there but securing a workforce to meet them is where the owners need help most. As the community emerges from the pandemic and becomes interested in finding new employment, they'll find all sorts of opportunities online. Work In Webster Groves will become a one-stop shop for local job seekers and employers.”
Businesses and non-profits in Webster Groves are encouraged to post new available jobs at WorkinWebsterGroves.com. Those looking for work or interested in the job board will see all open postings at WorkinWebsterGroves.com. No registration is needed.