Jobs & Economic Growth

Director of Workforce Development Mary Ann Rojas and her staff behind her at the Missouri Career Cen"Jobs for people, and people for jobs."

Through its new Missouri Career Center-Ozarks Region location at 2900 E. Sunshine, the City’s Department of Workforce Development offers a variety of services – all of which are free – for dislocated workers, job hunters and employers in Polk, Dallas, Greene, Webster, Christian, Stone and Taney counties.

The center assists workers as they transition to new jobs and is responsible for ensuring that participants meet basic eligibility requirements, such as completing a two-week job readiness workshop.

Services for businesses include helping them find skilled workers, seminars, lowering tax liability, insurance protection and labor compliance.

Youth services (those ages 14-21) include career counseling, GED preparation, occupational and leadership skills education, and job-readiness activities.