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, Penmac, Adult Education and Learning through OTC, HUD, Vocational Rehabilitation, OACAC and the Springfield-Greene County Health Department WIC Program. 

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 click on Workforce Vibe graphic.WorkforceVibeLink


Sally Payne
Director of Workforce Development
Missouri Job Center

  1. News Headlines
  1. Department of Workforce Development Hosts Employer Forum on Untapped Talent

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development is hosting an employer forum on the benefits of working with the justice involved through the APPLIE Pathway grant. The event is set for Tuesday, May 10, 8:30 am, at the Missouri Job Center. Read on...
  2. Department of Workforce Development Receives LEAP Award

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development, located at the Missouri Job Center, has been recognized by the Missouri Association of Workforce Development with a Local Excellence in Partnership Award at their annual conference in Branson. Read on...
  3. Dept of Workforce Development Asks for Additional Funding for “Let’s Get To Work” Initiative

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development has received approval from Springfield City Council to apply for an additional $60,000 of grant funding from Community Foundation of the Ozarks for the Let’s Get to Work initiative. Read on...
  4. Missouri Job Center Hosts Multi-Industry Hiring Event

    The Missouri Job Center is hosting a Multi-Industry Hiring Event on Tuesday, May 3, from 9 am to 12 pm at the Job Center’s location at 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield. This hiring event features 23 area employers with a wide range of jobs. Read on...
  5. High School and College Students to Discuss Their Future Plans at Roundtable Events

    The Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, is hosting a two-day roundtable series to engage young adults in high school and college who are preparing to graduate, and find out their future plans. Read on...
  6. Workforce Vibe Explores Mental Health from a Caregiver Perspective

    The Department of Workforce Development has released it’s latest episode of Workforce Vibe, taking on the issue of mental health from the perspective of a caregiver. Read on...
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