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St. Louis Fed begins big hiring push

The St. Louis Federal Reserve is part of a central bank system that includes 12 regional reserve banks and a board in Washington, D.C.
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The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis is planning to fill more than 200 positions over the next two years.

Most of the new positions are due to additional services the St. Louis Fed is taking on for the U.S. Treasury. Kathy Paese, executive vice president over the St. Louis Fed’s Treasury Division, said it’s something most people aren’t aware of.

"We maintain 22 different systems for them and perform a lot of different business operations for them, so much of our growth has been the result of Treasury moving additional functions to St. Louis," Paese said.

The biggest area of recruitment is for IT employees, but Paese said the Fed is also hiring in several other fields including bank examiners, analysts, data scientists and customer service representatives.

"We’re really looking for a broad array of people," she said.

The St. Louis Fed will hold a career fair on Thursday from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at its headquarters at the corner of Broadway and Locust.

Pre-registration is required and closes late Tuesday. Those interested can sign up at www.stlouisfed.org/careerfair.

"We’re going to have a series of formal presentations throughout the night about who we are and what we do," Paese said.

Attendees must bring a photo I.D. and Paese said it would be a good idea to bring along a resume and "be prepared to talk about their work experience and why they’d be a great fit for the Federal Reserve."

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Maria is the newscast, business and education editor for St. Louis Public Radio.