Know your skills. Improve your skills. Get a better job. The Missouri Job Centers at Joplin, Monett, and Neosho can help jumpstart your career success. Several services are targeted to specific populations, such as youth, those on layoff from a job, veterans, older workers, welfare recipients, ex-offenders, and many others.

Know your skills: Discovery is the first step. Learn what makes you tick job-wise to help steer you in the right direction. Get a quick picture of your skill level so you can prove your worth to an employer. Pinpoint what needs improvement to get ahead.

Improve your skills: Workshops, job training, online classes, the possibilities are limitless for you to improve your skills through the Missouri Job Center. Better skills can mean more options for the job that’s right for you.

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.

Jobseekers interested in additional job center services should fill out and submit the application, which can be accessed by clicking hereAfter submitting your application, one of our job counselors will review it and reach out to you to let you know if you meet the eligibility requirements for additional services.

Individuals can also visit their local job centers in Joplin, Neosho, or Monett to talk with a counselor in person about applying for job center services.

Local Job Centers

  • Missouri Job Center – Joplin
    • 730 S. Wall Ave (417) 629-3000
  • Missouri Job Center – Monett 
    • 100 S. Maple (417) 235-7877
  • Missouri Job Center – Neosho
    • 601 Laclede Ave, Smith Hall (417) 451-2223
  • Miami Workforce Center
    • 121 N. Main (918) 542-5561
  • Kansas Works – Pittsburg
    • 105 W. Euclid (620) 231-4250
  • Arkansas Workforce Center – Rogers
    • 100 N. Dixieland (479) 636-4755

Sign up for job center services, including the workshops and programs described here, and more by visiting jobs.mo.gov.

Expand your skills while looking for your next job with the following workshops and training:

  • Career Exploration
    Assess your knowledge, job skills and interests to help guide your job search and career planning.
  • Career Networking
    Center staff present networking approaches to help make your job search a success.
  • Ré​sumé Preparation
    Identify and optimize your résumé to help you stand out from other job candidates.
  • Interview Process
    Get practical advice through research, preparation, practice, and mock interviews.
  • Basic Computer Skills
    Learn to use a keyboard and mouse, access the internet, create documents, and save files. 

Need training to learn the ropes of the job you really want?  Job center staff might be able to place you in a paid on-the-job training program to help get you on your way. Jobseekers interested in this training opportunity need to fill out and submit the application, which can be accessed by clicking here.

After submitting your application, one of our job counselors will review it and reach out to you to let you know if you meet the eligibility requirements for the program.

Individuals can also visit their local job centers in Joplin, Neosho, or Monett to talk with a counselor in person about applying for on-the-job training and other job center programs.

On-site Missouri Job Center partners include 1) Adult Education & Literacy, 2) Educational Opportunity Center, 3) Missouri Work Assistance, 4) Missouri Veterans Commission, 5) Vocational Rehabilitation, 6) American Association of Retired Persons, & 7) FutureLink.