Resources for Job Seekers and Employers Impacted by the COVID-19 Virus

Missouri Job Center: 417-887-4343

The Missouri Job Center office in Springfield has reopened to the public with plans for the Branson office to reopen soon! Staff are available to answer calls and emails. Check our Facebook page for up-to-date information on Job Center services and job postings. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to fully reopen all offices soon!


  • Offers paid skills training and job assistance for young adults ages 18-24 in the areas of healthcare, IT, manufacturing, construction and transportation.
  • Offers paid job training in the five areas listed above for adults who receive SNAP (welfare) benefits through a program called Skill Up
  • Assistance with job searches
  • Post job openings for employers
  • Job search assistance for Veterans


For employment opportunities in the Ozark Region and information on apprenticeships throughout the state, visit MoJobs.

Missouri Department of Labor

File for unemployment for individuals and businesses through the Missouri Department of Labor. (Businesses can file unemployment for groups of employees they are having to lay off due to COVID-19.)

US Small Business Administration

File for Disaster Loan Assistance with the US Small Business Administration.

Missouri Attorney General

Report price gouging online or call the Missouri Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Hotline at 1-800-392-8222.

Communication Service for the Deaf

American Sign Language Coronavirus Hotline & Resource Center

COVID-19 Re-Opening Policy for Springfield Missouri Job Center 

Springfield Missouri Job Center Re-Open Logistics Policy

Information for Employers

If you have an employee who has tested positive-

  • You will be notified by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that you have an
    employee who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • That employee will be required to be quarantined until released by the Health Department.
  • The Health Department will work with the employer to develop a list of other employees who may
    have had contact with the employee who tested positive.
  • Any employee that met criteria for potential contact must quarantine at home for 14 days and will be
    contacted by the Health Department with more information.

If you have an employee who is a contact of a positive COVID-19 case-

  • Any employee that met criteria for potential contact must quarantine at home for 14 days and may
    not return to work until notified by the Health Department.

If you have an employee who is a close contact of a person under a precautionary quarantine (as
described above)-

  • This employee is allowed to work with no restrictions.
  • If the person under precautionary quarantine becomes symptomatic, this employee will be
    contacted by the Health Department with further instructions.
  1. Latest News & Events

    Stay notified of the latest news headlines, as well as upcoming community meetings and special event permits

  1. News Headlines
  1. Missouri Job Center Hosts Second Drive Thru Job Fair in a Month

    The Missouri Job Center is hosting a second Drive Thru Job Fair on July 23 from 9:30-11:30 am in the parking lot of the Job Center, 2900 E. Sunshine, Springfield. Ten employers will set up under canopy tents in the parking lot to talk to job seekers. Read on...
  2. Missouri Job Center Relocating Northside Location

    The Missouri Job Center in Springfield is relocating its northside affiliate office to a new location within the northwest quadrant of Springfield. The northside center will be moving to The Fairbanks, 1126 N Broadway Avenue. Read on...
  3. City Council Approves Bills to Aid Workforce Development

    Three proposals were approved by Springfield City Council to support efforts of the Department of Workforce Development in helping unemployed workers retrain and find employment in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read on...
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