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Posted on: March 19, 2018

One-Stop Pop-Up Job Center Pops Up in Stone County

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Know of someone looking for a job in Stone County? Well, be sure to tell them about the One-Stop Pop-Up Job Center at Christian Associates, 13192 MO-13, in Kimberling City on March 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Missouri Job Center staff will be on-site to assist with job seeking, resumes, and other services.

This will be the fourth stop for the Pop-Up Shop and the first appearance in Stone County. The first three Pop-Up Job Centers were tremendous successes and connected many job seekers with employment opportunities.

These Pop-Up shops were modeled after the popular "Pop-Up Restaurants or Boutiques" craze in communities, where chefs or designers create a temporary restaurant or boutique for patrons in the area as a cost-effective way to test the local product market. At the Missouri Job Center, staff realized that barriers like transportation can prevent job seekers from visiting Job Centers, so to counteract that problem these Pop-Up Job Centers will consist of Job Center staff converging upon a visible area within the community and reaching out to those who wish to obtain employment or find training. On-site staff will provide some services offered at the Missouri Job Center, including a chance for attendees to complete a resume, search for available jobs, and gather information on job skills and other areas of employment.

"We are so excited to offer services to another county at our One-Stop Pop-Up Job Center," Sally Payne, Assistant Director of Workforce Development, said. "We had an overwhelming response the first three times so we decided to expand to Stone County and offer two days of our job center services. We believe this Pop-Up option lets the job center come to the job seekers that may face multiple barriers including transportation and childcare that might prevent them from traveling to our Springfield locations."

For information about the event, please contact Sally Payne, [email protected] , (417) 841-3320.

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