Missouri Job Center

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An event Wednesday, July 11, in Springfield will offer a variety of services for military veterans all in one place.  More than 30 agencies will be available at the Post Independence Day Veterans Information Stand Down at the Missouri Job Center on E. Sunshine.

Sandra Bonnette, disabled veteran outreach program workforce specialist for the City of Springfield, says help will be available in several areas—from employment, to transitioning out of military service to help with legal issues.  Spouses of veterans are invited, too.

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Grants announced this week will provide jobs in the environmental field and clean up contaminated areas in Springfield. 



At a news conference Wednesday, Olivia Hough, Springfield’s Brownfields coordinator, announced the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a three-year grant to the city to assess brownfields.



According to Hough, brownfields are potentially contaminated properties that must be assessed and remediated before they can be developed.




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No longer will use of public transportation for hours be the best way some Springfield citizens access job placement services.

City officials on Monday formally unveiled its new job center location inside Cox North. The 1,900 square foot space solves an issue of access, according to Springfield Workforce Development Director Mary Ann Rojas.

“Individuals that required public transportation to get to our facility on Sunshine Avenue had to take up to two hours to get there using public transportation,” she said.

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A hiring event this week in Springfield will feature 40 employers who are actively seeking applicants for open positions.  The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will host the event at their Springfield location Thursday from 1 to 4. 

Some examples of positions that people can apply for are welder, loan processor, registered nurse and licensed nurse, customer care representative, 911 telecommunicator, art museum security officer and more. 

Applicants should dress appropriately and take up-to-date resume copies and references.

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The Missouri Job Center and the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board are helping several area businesses and organizations hold career fairs this week in Springfield and Branson.  Eleven are planned, and Springfield city officials say that’s the most ever held in one week.