studio head shot of sally payneWelcome From the Director

Welcome to the City of Springfield, Missouri's Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center. The Missouri Job Center is located at 2900 E. Sunshine, with satellite offices at 1126 N. Broadway inside The Fairbanks Community Hub, and 2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway in Branson.

Our goal is to connect people to jobs, and we accomplish this goal in a variety of ways working with both job seekers and employers to help bolster the local workforce through short-term trainings, workshops and job connection. We serve the seven-county Ozark Region, which encompasses Greene, Christian Dallas, Polk, Stone, Taney and Webster counties in southwest Missouri.

Whether you are looking for your first job or you are wanting to make a career change, we can help steer you in the right direction. Our East Sunshine location is a one-stop which provides a multitude of services under one roof. Our partners in the building include the State Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development, Equus Workforce Solutions, Legal Services of Southern Missouri, Manpower, Adult Education and Learning through OTC, HUD, Vocational Rehabilitation, Job Corps, OACAC and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department. 

When visiting the Job Center you can take advantage of several services we provide to job seekers including a computer resource area to job search, phone and fax machines, setup for virtual interviews, the Career Closet and a staff of Workforce Development Specialists who can help guide you through our job search engine MoJobs. We also host on-site hiring events with multiple employers, both indoor and outdoor, as weather permits. 

I invite you to learn more about the Missouri Job Center by browsing our pages on this website and following us on social media through Facebook, Twitter and Linked In. Simply search for Missouri Job Center Ozark Region. You can also check out our monthly podcast - Workforce Vibe - wherever you access podcasts, or visit our CityView page under the podcasts heading. 


Sally Payne
Director of Workforce Development
Missouri Job Center

  1. News Headlines
  1. Department of Workforce Development Names Assistant Director

    The City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development has named a new assistant director. Ericka (Combs) Schmeeckle has been promoted to the assistant director role. She has served in the public workforce system since 2015. Read on...
  2. Workforce Vibe Podcast Sits Down with State Director of Workforce Development

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, has released its latest podcast episode featuring a conversation with Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director of Workforce Development for the State of Missouri. Read on...
  3. Missouri Job Center Hosts Hiring Event for Veterans and Families

    As a service to the men and women who have served our country, the Missouri Job Center and the American Legion Post 639 are teaming up to host a Veteran and Family Job Fair on Wednesday, November 17 from 10 am to 1 pm. Read on...
  4. Missouri Job Center Hosts Healthcare Hiring Event

    The Missouri Job Center is hosting a Healthcare Hiring Event on Tuesday, November 9, from 9:30 am to 12 pm at the Job Center’s southside location at 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield. Read on...
  5. Momentum State of the Workforce Survey Launches

    The Missouri Job Center announces the launch of its Momentum State of the Workforce Survey. Businesses, educational institutions, non-profits and local governments from around the region are encouraged to give feedback through this annual questionnaire. Read on...
  6. Workforce Vibe Podcast Talks to High Schoolers About Their Future

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, has released its latest podcast episode featuring two local high school students and a staff member from the Boys and Girls Club. Read on...
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