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Agricultural Employment Service

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Business Consulting

Save time and money using our resources to address workforce issues.  We can:
·         promote job openings
·         keep you informed of hiring events
·         arrange and interview space in the Job Center
·         provide career assessments

Employer Labor Market

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Wondering what the average wage for workers in your type of business is in your county? Would you like to know what the unemployment rate was for your county last September? Cost of living? Taxable sales? Your local career center can provide most labor market information, utilizing the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

Labor market information is available at no cost to help businesses understand Missouri's workforce labor market conditions and trends. Businesses can access valuable information in the form of tables, narrative, charts, and graphs.

Finding Employees

Need to fill positions with qualified workers? We're here to help you connect with skilled job seekers. Job-matching services, hiring and recruiting events, customized training assistance, and other business services are all offered at no cost to you.  Please contact your local Job Center for more information.

Mo Heroes Connect

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Missouri Job Centers are happy to provide services to those in the military community including Veterans, Transitioning servicemembers, and military spouses. For more information contact Steve McCann by email at steven.mccann@dhewd.mo.gov or by telephone at 417-853-4424. 

Work Ready Missouri Program

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The Work Ready Community Initiative empowers counties across the United States to identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of its workforce. This helps educators build career pathways aligned with the needs of businesses and industries.

Federal Bonding Program

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Federal Bonding:  A FREE job incentive!
Uncertain about hiring a worker?  Federal Bonding is a FREE job incentive for employers to hire job seekers and retain at-risk employees. This program can be used to overcome the negative issues that an at-risk job seeker might have.

Job Profiling

The WorkKeys job profiling component enables businesses to match the work requirements important in a job to the skill levels in the candidate pool. It offers a concrete way for organizations to analyze the skills needed for specific jobs and to describe those needs to educators, students, and job applicants.

For each position, job profiling identifies the skills and WorkKeys skill levels an individual must have to perform successfully. By comparing job profile information with individuals' scores on the WorkKeys tests, organizations can make reliable decisions about hiring, training, and program development.

Contact or visit your local Career Center for more information.

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

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The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit available to employers who invest in American job seekers who have consistently faced barriers to employment.  Employers may meet their business needs and claim a tax credit if they hire an individual who is in a WOTC targeted group.

Employers must apply for and receive a certification verifying the new hire is a member of a targeted group before they can claim the tax credit. After the required certification is secured, taxable employers claim the WOTC as a general business credit against their income taxes, and tax-exempt employers claim the WOTC against their payroll taxes.