APPRENTICESHIP FORUM – EMPLOYERS INVITED

Learn how to develop and effectively leverage apprenticeship training opportunities in your area. APPRENTICESHIP FORUM / Friday, November 17th (10am to 1pm) Joplin Public Library, 1901 E. 20th Street, Joplin, MO. Speakers: Mike Smith, US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship Suzanne Richards, Missouri Department of Economic Development Dr. Oscar Carter, Missouri Department of Elementary…

Welcome to SectorReady.org

Welcome to the new SectorReady.org! We are thrilled to be live in our current beta format. All tools and resources are now available here at SectorReady.org, with the exception of the Career Pathways module, which will be online in April. SectorReady is a partnership of employers, community leaders, educators, economic development, and workforce development stakeholders. Together…

Navigating the world of online training

The Missouri Job Centers can help you sort the myriad of online training options and recommend the legitimate sources that can actually help meet your goals.  Online offerings range from basic computer skills, basic literacy, financial wellness, and others.  Check out these resources: Keytrain:  The premiere resource for beefing up basic workplace literacy skills specific…

Job Fest 2017 helps nearly 1,000 career seekers

Nearly 1,000 career seekers connected with 60+ exhibits at Job Fest 2017. Held January 31st at the Joplin Convention & Trade Center, Job Fest remains the Four-States’ largest hiring and resource fair.  The WIB appreciates the sponsorships of leading employers that make Job Fest possible. CFI is this year’s Platinum Sponsor, with Teleperformance at the…

Be prepared by identifying your strengths

Job skills are not just those skills you gain by education, developing a talent, or building experience at an occupation or activity. Many employers also desire various core skills. These types of skills have as much to do with attitudes toward work as with abilities to do work. Employers want new employees to have certain…

Get a Better Job

The Missouri Job Center offers the tips you need to sell your skills to an employer. Your job search is backed with live and local customer service along with special events and tools to make your career move a success! Through the Job Centers at Joplin, Monett, or Neosho, you’ll find friendly and helpful Workforce…

Apprenticeships expand in Southwest Missouri

With apprenticeships on the rise across Southwest Missouri, there is much to celebrate for the second annual National Apprenticeship Week, November 14-20. Communities large and small recognized the important role Apprentices play in offering employers an opportunity to develop a highly skilled workforce to help grow their business and career seekers the chance to earn…