Next Hiring Event: April 16!

April 15
Lecture / Reception 6pm
Emerson Performance Center
Lecture is first in auditorium
Reception immediately following in the atrium

April 16
Hiring Event 9 am to 12 noon
Emerson Performance Center and Gymnasium
Both events are at Harris Stowe University

RSVP to reception is required
People are required to PRE REGISTER to HIRING EVENT: Email:

or call (314) 657-3579
National Speakers to include corporations, government and community groups.


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If you have a company and would like to reserve a vendor table, please contact:

National Science Foundation Speaker
Kamau Bobb, Ph.D.
Program Director
Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering

Kamau Bobb is a Program Officer at the National Science Foundation in the Directorate for Computer & Information Science & Engineering. He is on rotation from Georgia Tech where he is a research scientist and one of the chief strategists for STEM education for the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Prior to his current assignment he served as a liaison to the University System of Georgia (USG) and was the director of the USG system-wide STEM Initiative. Dr. Bobb has more than 10 years experience in STEM policy analysis and program implementation. Prior to joining the faculty at Georgia Tech, he was a science and technology policy analyst at SRI International where he conducted research on university strategic planning and STEM workforce analysis for clients in the United States and in the Middle East. Dr. Bobb holds a Ph.D. in Science and Technology Policy from Georgia Tech and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California Berkeley.



Thank You! October 17th Hiring Event was a success!

Thanks to all the companies that attended the event:

We had over 70 companies at our event. Many companies HIRED on the SPOT due to immediate needs and our pre-registration model. Click here

to read more about it.

  • BJC
  • Schnucks
  • MO. Department of Corrections - Probation and Parole
  • SLU
  • Hollywood Casino
  • Sysco
  • LGC
  • St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Kelly Services
  • Ameren
  • St. Louis Community College
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Bethesda Health Group
  • St. Louis Staffing
  • AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
  • Jobs and More
  • Centene
  • UPS
  • FedEx

July Hiring Event Was A Success!

Ferguson 1000 thanks the 700 plus applicants and the 40 plus corporations who made our "Hiring Event" successful. Stay tuned for future events to help Ferguson and our entire St. Louis community through job creation.

FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOX) – Organizers say Saturday’s Ferguson 1000 hiring event at the Ferguson Community Center was a big success.

They had more than 40 companies and 700 job seekers attend. Businessman and former Missouri gubernatorial candidate Dave Spence founded Ferguson 1000 in hopes of bringing employers and residents closer together, “I think the days of just knocking on doors and asking for job applications are over. It’s gotten more technical and more complicated. Job fairs like this require a little homework beforehand and pre-registering. We had 550 people pre-register for this one, plus dozens of walk-ins.

One of those recruiting at the job fair was Jason Wells of Hollywood Casino, “We’re looking for folks with a lot of energy. They are upbeat, positive, exciting, and great with customer service.

Wells said he set up 26 interviews for next week and could have some new hires ready to work in about two weeks.
Diana Smith of St. Louis considers herself one of the region’s underemployed, seeking to move up to a better-paying job, “I have some leads. I’d say more than four, so that’s pretty good. I hope I have some surprise leads, as well.

Thanks to all of our corporate partners:

  • BJC
  • Express Scripts
  • Enterprise Holdings
  • Probation and Parole
  • SLU
  • Hollywood Casino
  • New York Life
  • Nike
  • Triple A
  • St. Louis City Jobs
  • Sysco
  • Easter Seal
  • Mills Property Management
  • Pharma Medica
  • LGC
  • St. Louis Community Credit Union
  • Kelly Services
  • Express Employment
  • Ameren
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Avon
  • Bethesda Health Group
  • St. Louis Staffing
  • City of St . Louis Personel
  • Interface Construction Corp
  • Wash U School of Medicine
  • Service Corporation
  • Whelan
  • AlliedBarton Security Services LLC
  • Centaur Building Services
  • Edward Jones
  • Centene
  • Ikea
  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • First Capitol Chiropractic
  • Visions Home Health
  • Charter Communications

Thanks to all of our community partners:

  • Claim Academy
  • Urban League
  • Vatterott
  • First Horizon
  • Academy Banking
  • St. Louis Community College

Companies We’ve Helped

Some of the companies we've helped recruit excellent applicants for

Hollywood Casino
Boy Scouts
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Kind Words From Happy Campers

What other people thought about the service provided by Ferguson 1000

I had some challenges in my past and because of my motivation and assistance from those that cared, I enrolled in the Urban League’s “Save our Sons” program. After weeks of job readiness training, dress for success, interviewing skills and job sustainability I felt I was ready. I was fortunate to go on a “Job Field Trip” to Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging. After the field trip, I was instructed how to apply for a job. A week later I was hired and the fact that I was an ex-felon, didn’t stop me from being hired.

I had been searching for a job for 18 months and was thinking there was no hope. I went to the Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event and had an interview set up within 48 hours. After the interview, I was hired.

I have over 35 jobs that I brought to the Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event. Not only did I get great resumes and candidates, but I have over 15 interviews this week as a result of the Ferguson 1000 Hiring Event.

We wanted to expand our company so that we can grow jobs. By being a part of the Ferguson 1000 Minority Business Mentor Program, we were able to get a contract. More contracts like this will help us create jobs. Thank You Ferguson 1000!

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