FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2022
Contact: Katherine Trombetta
Department of Workforce Development Receives Funding for “Let’s Get To Work” Initiative
The City’s Department of Workforce Development, located at the Missouri Job Center, is pleased to announce the receipt of a $30,000 grant from Community Foundation of the Ozarks as part of the Let’s Get to Work initiative. The grant supports workers and job seekers who face transportation barriers that affect their ability to get or maintain gainful employment.
“The Department of Workforce Development will use this funding to meet different types of transportation needs such as car repairs and maintenance, gas cards and transportation services including bus passes, ride-sharing services and the purchase or repair of bikes. The grant may also be used to assist with vehicle taxes and fees,” said Sally Payne, Workforce Development Director. “Reliable transportation has long been a barrier to employment and we are happy to assist those who need transportation in order to work, Payne added.
To apply for transportation assistance, please call the Missouri Job Center at 417-887-4343. For more information please contact Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306 or [email protected]
The Missouri Job Center is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available to individuals with disabilities. MO TTY users may call 800-735-2966 or contact MO Relay at 711.