Welcome 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.
Director of Workforce Development
Missouri Job Center
The City’s Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, has released its latest podcast episodes focusing on the different generations and how each defines work. Read on...
The Missouri Job Center and Jordan Valley Community Health Center are partnering to host a combination job fair and vaccination clinic on Thursday, September 9, from 9 am - 12 pm at the Missouri Job Center, located at 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield. Read on...
The Missouri Job Center is offering a free, one-day workshop on entrepreneurship and finding your career path. The workshop is offered virtually so participants may attend at the Job Center or from their home computer. Read on...
The Department of Workforce Development has released the latest episode of its Workforce Vibe podcast focusing on the role diversity and inclusion play in creating a more vibrant workplace. Read on...
City Manager Jason Gage has selected Sally Payne to permanently fill the role of Director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield. She has served as Interim Director since December 2019. Read on...
The Dept of Workforce Development, located at the Missouri Job Center, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration, to provide job training and career readiness to incarcerated individuals. Read on...