Jason Archer, new chair of the St. Louis County Workforce Development Board, started his career with the UAW

JASON ARCHER, newly elected chair of the St. Louis County Workforce Development Board, started his career as an assembler at the former DaimlerChrysler plant in Fenton.
– St. Louis County Workforce Development Board photo

St. Louis County’s Department of Human Services’ Workforce Development Board has elected Jason Archer as its new board chair.

A native of St. Louis, Archer brings with him more than 20 years of experience in government, legislative, and workforce development as well as a union background.

Archer worked on the assembly line at the former DaimlerChrysler plant in Fenton from 1986-2001 and served as a financial secretary for the United Auto Workers Local 110 from 1995-2001.

He later became a legislative director at the Missouri Department of Economic Development serving as a liaison with the Missouri General Assembly, and later became the legislative director for District 1 (south St. Louis County) in the Missouri State Senate.

“I am honored to lead the St. Louis County Workforce Development Board. This board consists of a variety of community and business leaders who work to ensure the residents of St. Louis County can achieve long-term skills for sustainable employment,” Archer said.

In 2015, Archer joined the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership as an assistant vice president of business development, assisting local companies identify and secure growth resources. Since 2016, he has served as vice president of business development, and as an Executive Committee Member to the St. Louis County Workforce Development Board.

In 2019, Archer became treasurer of the St. Louis County Workforce Investment Board, where he tracked outcomes from state and federal financial assistance. In 2021, he became an executive board member of the St. Louis County NAACP.

“We are excited for Mr. Archer to start and immediately contribute to the great work our division of Workforce Development does,” said Howard Hayes, director of human services. “He will make an incredible addition to our already unbelievably talented Workforce Development Board.”

The Workforce Development Board is made up of representatives from businesses, Labor and workforce entities, government agencies, and community organizations. Board members lend their expertise to ensure that St. Louis County remains competitive in the metropolitan area by developing and implementing an effective local plan, conducting meaningful oversight of workforce investment activities authorized by WIOA, and ensuring the appropriate use and management of WIOA funds. Appointment to the Board is based upon the recommendation of the County Executive.


 

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