ST. LOUIS – New laws are going into effect in Missouri on Monday, including the removal of residency requirements for St. Louis City workers.

Mayor Tishaura Jones hopes the change will make it easier to recruit essential workers.  The new law still says the city can require workers to live within an hour of the response time.

This comes three years after the residency requirement was dropped for first responders in the city. Mayor Jones joins city employees Monday morning at the City of St. Louis Streets Department to promote job opportunities