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UPDATE Tues, 2/23/21 8:30 a.m.:   A spokeswoman from the Missouri Job Center in Springfield says while it was initially understood that this hiring event would be for both Amazon locations, it was actually only for the Springfield location.  All of the appointments for job candidates for the Springfield Amazon hiring event are full.  A separate hiring event for the Amazon jobs in Republic will take place this spring, the spokeswoman said.

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A survey of area businesses has been launched by the Missouri Job Center. 

The seventh annual Momentum State of the Workforce Survey allows the Job Center to assess needs and identify issues and challenges facing the workforce in the seven-county Ozark Region.

Sally Payne, interim director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield, said in a news release that this year it’s even more important to hear from businesses as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. 

City of Springfield

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, all Missouri Job Center locations, including those in Joplin, Springfield, Branson and Nevada, will move to appointment-only status beginning Friday.

The centers will serve customers virtually or by appointment until at least December 31st. 

Those who meet in person will be asked several screening questions and must be symptom free before proceeding with their appointment.

For more information, call 417-887-4343.

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The Missouri Job Center Ozark Region and the American Legion Goad-Ballinger Post 69 will host the Veterans Job Fair Thursday, October 22.  It will be a drive-through event to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the parking lot between American Legion Post 69, 149 Memorial Plaza, and Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway, in downtown Springfield.

City of Springfield

The Missouri Job Center will hold its first Drive Thru Job Fair this week to help job seekers find employment in a pandemic. 

The fair will be held Wednesday, June 24, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine.  Eight employers will be set up under canopy tents to talk to potential employees about job opportunities.

Those who plan to attend need to go online first and fill out employment applications on the companies’ websites.

City of Springfield

The Missouri Job Center is working to address the opioid crisis and its impact on the workforce through a new grant program.

The center has received just over $251,000 through the U.S. Department of Labor grant program called Missouri Works Together.

City of Springfield

An event in Springfield Tuesday, October 1, is for anyone looking for a job in manufacturing.

The Missouri Job Center's main location, 2900 E Sunshine, will host a Manufacturing Hiring Event tomorrow morning from 9 to noon. Twelve area employers will be participating.

Those who attend are asked to dress business appropriate and take a resume if you have one.

The Career Closet and resume assistance are available today.  

For more information, (417) 887-4343.

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The idea behind a free training program in Springfield is to get people into higher paying jobs.  And the Missouri Job Center is looking for the Green for Greene program’s next class.

Multiple employers will take part in two hiring events Wednesday, May 29, in Springfield.  The Missouri Job Center is hosting the Wednesday Works Hiring Event at the north and south Springfield locations, 1443 N. Robberson and 2900 E. Sunshine, from 9 to 11 a.m.

Dress business appropriate and take a resume if you have one.  According to the Job Center, the Career Closet and resume assistance are available prior to the events.

To learn more, call (417) 874-2730.

Bass Pro Shops is looking to hire 50 new employees during an event this week in Springfield.

The Missouri Job Center’s Mobile Job Center will help with the hiring event on Thursday, May 2, from 10:30 to 2:30 at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, 1935 S. Campbell, but interviews will continue until 6 p.m. Bass Pro Shops will be interviewing for several positions in retail, restaurant and at their conference center. You’re asked to dress business appropriate. If you have a resume, take it to the interview.

City of Springfield

An event Tuesday (4/30) will connect those on the autism spectrum with local employers.  Career Connections will be held from 1 to 4 Tuesday afternoon at the Missouri Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield. 

Employers will talk one-on-one with job seekers on the autism spectrum to find out their skill set and experience.  Participants will be able to ask questions and find out if there might be future employment opportunities.

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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.