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 Awarded $17.5 Million Good Jobs Challenge Grant

    The City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development has been selected as one of 32 recipients nationwide for a $17.5 million Good Jobs Challenge grant from the Economic Development Administration. Read on...
  2. Missouri Job Center Relocating North Office to O’Reilly Center for Hope

    The Missouri Job Center in Springfield has relocated its northside affiliate office to Community Partnership of the Ozarks’ O’Reilly Center for Hope, 1518 E. Dale Street. Read on...
  3. Dept of Workforce Development Receives $3 Million DOL Grant for Apprenticeships

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development, located at the Missouri Job Center, has been awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor as part of the Apprenticeship Building America grants to strengthen Registered Apprenticeships. Read on...
  4. The Billion Dollar Economic Impact of Childcare in Missouri

    The City’s Department of Workforce Development has dropped it’s latest episode of Workforce Vibe, taking on the issue of adequate, affordable childcare and the tremendous economic impact it has on the state. Read on...
  5. Build My Future Offers Grants to Bolster Workforce in Construction

    The Build My Future Board of Directors is now offering small grants of up to $500 for individuals entering the construction industry through a gift provided by the HBA Charitable Foundation. Read on...
  6. Summer Job Fair for Vets and General Public on June 7

    Twenty-five area employers and ten Veteran support organizations will be on hand for a Multi-Industry Hiring Event and Veteran Resource Fair on Tuesday June 7, from 2 – 6 pm. Read on...
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