More than 400 youth from a dozen schools districts across the region participated in the first-ever Manufacturing Day, held Friday at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin. Reps from 20 different manufacturing firms exhibited in the event, coordinated by the Joplin Regional Partnership.
Job Fest is back for January 28th. The 2014 Job Fest happens at the Holiday Inn Convention Center, I-44 and Range Line Road in Joplin. Check out this quick preview video and learn more at gojobfest.com.
The shift in seasons with back to school mode provides a timely backdrop for this helpful article from LifeHacker on the science behind how we learn new skills. Skill improvement is essential for getting ahead in the job market. This feature explores what actually happens to our brains and we can use this approach to pick Read More
The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of Central Oklahoma recently issued a formal proclamation recognizing the assistance from Southwest Missouri as part of the workforce disaster recovery efforts. Violent tornados struck the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas in May. A team from Joplin recently visited workforce system colleagues in Oklahoma to offer suggestions on launching Read More
While the Joplin region enjoys lower than average unemployment, some still face challenges in landing a job. KODE-TV’s Jessica Shaer took a closer look at the unemployment trends with data provided by the Workforce Investment Board. Jessica also interviewed two brothers that teamed up in their job search.
Gov. Nixon signed into law recently legislation that removes the in-person four-week reporting requirement for unemployment benefit participants. Those receiving unemployment benefits may meet their compliance and reporting requirements online from any computer at www.moclaim.mo.gov.
Barry, Barton, Lawrence, and Newton Counties in Southwest Missouri joined the ranks of the 33 counties in Show-Me State with the Certified Work Ready Community In Progress designation. The Missouri Workforce Investment Board at the Department of Economic Development approved the second round of certified counties at its meeting in Jefferson City Friday, July 12th. Read More
Joplin got a boost in an international real estate magazine known as Site Selection for its success with the Certified Work Ready Communities program. Site Selection is read by 43 thousand corporate decision-makers that typically decided where investments are made for new businesses and new jobs. The article profiled Joplin’s recovery effort and Missouri’s participation Read More