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Our Mission

The Catholic Employment Network (CEN) was formed in May 2002 by several parish job search ministry leaders.

Our Mission is to serve the St. Louis area community who need help during their job search transition by providing spiritual and practical job search support services . CEN conducts job search workshops throughout the year, addressing the critical topics of the job search: networking, interviewing, resume-writing, etc. Workshops are held are various parishes throughout St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

Parish groups are very active and help job seekers in a variety of ways; many hold individual job support groups within their parish, providing support and encouragement, discuss effective job search techniques and advice for specific job search situations/problems. Some of the groups also provide spiritual support in their meetings. All of the parish chapters can help job seekers through one-on-one coaching.

Prayer For Employment

God our Father and Creator, your son Jesus, told us not to worry about our physical and material needs; to observe how you care for the little birds and clothe the fields with beautiful flowers. Trusting in your concern for us, we beg you, hear our prayer for employment. May work soon be found and our mind set at rest. Turn our worry into joy and “prosper the work of our hands for us; prosper the work of our hands.” We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

 


Job Search Support Emails

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News and Events

Professionals such as Frank Danzo,conduct workshops throughout the greater St Louis area for CEN to assist the unemployed and under employed in their job search. Frank was a founder of CEN and is the author of People Hire People – Not Resumes. He shares his expertise in effective Networking in his inspirational and insightful presentations to job seekers. Watch for his next workshop.

Send in Job Leads

CEN continues to offer guidance and support to many members  seeking employment in the St. Louis area. If you or your business associates are aware of a job opportunity, email a brief description of the position along with contact information to:

jobleads@catholicemploymentnetwork.org

We will “broadcast” the opening to our members; those interested will get in touch with the contact provided. Your name will not be mentioned unless you request the response be directed to you. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. A small effort on your part can make a big impact on someone who continues to seek employment.

You can immediately put your job opportunity directly on our website by clicking on the Employers section above.

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CEN News

St. Gerard Majella

What: SGM CEN NETWORK
          Career Development Series
          Comunication and Human Behavior
When: Tuesday, April 18, 7:15-8:30pm
Where: St Gerard Majella
          Catholic Church Building 2005,
          Parish Meeting
          1971 Dougherty Ferry Rd,
          St.Louis, MO 63122 Room 224
Please join us at our next Career Development Workshop, where Jason Mainard will lead an interactive discussion that focuses on ways to improve your communication skills. At this meeting, Jason will discuss the critical importance of asking questions and will provide numerous examples of “what” to ask and “how” to ask it. In addition, Jason will explain the “Pain Funnel” and how it allows you to become a better problem solver. Anyone involved in sales knows the importance of asking the right questions but these techniques can also improve communication with your boss, colleagues, clients and even your family. This is a class you should not miss.

Jason Mainard has 20+ years of training and leadership experience. He has 10+ years of solid sales, sales management and marketing experience including sales trainer with one of the nation’s largest home builders. Jason's sales and training experience enables him to offer a real world perspective to his clients. Jason has a strong passion for helping people obtain their goals and succeed in their careers.

This is the third and final meeting at which Jason has volunteered to speak about career development topics. We are very thankful and believe you will find his learning objectives to be critically important to you in your career development. And don’t forget, there is never any cost for our service.

We hope you will join us so we can continue to help and support each other! If you have questions or would like to help, please contact:
Steve Jones , or Ann Weinerth or Nick Wnuk or Barbara Axmacher

Our BJC talent acquisition team is hosting the second annual BJC Virtual Career Fair on Feb. 22 from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. We will bring together recruiters, hiring managers and potential job candidates in a convenient, online environment. Registration for the event is now open, and I invite you to share this career fair information with your teams, family members and friends. We will use BJC Today, BJCnet and local e-newsletters to ask our current team members to share Virtual Career Fair information with their friends and family who may be interested in making their career better at BJC. Employees may even be eligible for a referral bonus if they refer a career fair guest who is hired. This event is not intended for current employees looking for internal job opportunities. We will promote the event for people outside of our organization using several external channels, including our BJC Talent Network, digital radio, social media and career sites. Guests will access the online event using their computer or mobile device from any location. They will be able to:
  • Visit 25 virtual booths dedicated to different career fields.
  • Chat live online with recruiters and hiring managers.
  • Get real-time answers to questions.
  • Learn about BJC Total Rewards.
  • See how they can make their career better at BJC.
We ask of you: please invite your friends and family who may be interested in a career opportunity at BJC to attend our Virtual Career Fair and register in advance at bjchealthcarevirtual.org. Unemployed??? Visit www.catholicemploymentnetwork.org and sign up for CEN's periodic job postings on the Home Page.

Looking for employment??? Contact your parish CEN job support group. (enter phone #)

Need help with your job search??? Perhaps your parish's free job support group can help you. For more information, contact (enter name, phone)

Are you looking for job fairs, job opportunities? If so, go to www.catholicemploymentnetwork.org. On the Home Page, upper right hand corner you'll find current information which may help you!

Holy Spirit

CEN welcomes Holy Spirit, Maryland Heights, as their newest CEN parish, offering support for employment seekers. If you are looking for work or would like to volunteer your help for our newest startup, contact Jeff Pattison , 314-853-6197.

CEN Parish Support

All job seekers are invited to contact any CEN parish for job support information. Just check links under Parishes.