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Tammy Casey is walking a client through the various services offered at the Springfield Career Center. As a workforce development specialist, she introduces newcomers to the center’s offerings and helps identify their job placement needs.

“This just shows, Richard, kind of the top industries here in this area. Labor market information, so it’s letting you know who’s hiring, who has the most job orders, that type of thing,” says Casey.

Battlefield Mall Needs You at Seasonal Hiring Event

Oct 10, 2016
Battlefield Mall

Employers needing seasonal workers ahead of the holiday season will meet with job seekers later this month in Springfield.

The Battlefield Mall Seasonal Hiring Event takes place Tuesday, Oct. 18, with open positions in retail, food services and more.

From 11 a.m.-4 p.m. multiple employers will gather at the main entrance to meet applicants.

“This is an opportunity to meet with some of the hiring managers. This should be treated like an interview,” Megan Short, communications coordinator for the department of workforce development, said.

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Hiring events are planned this week for a variety of positions.   The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and the Missouri Job Center will help with events in Branson, Springfield and Rogersville.

City of Springfield

The Missouri Job Center has received a grant that will help provide job opportunities in Springfield’s northwest quadrant.  The $200,000 grant, from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, will be used to recruit, train and place local unemployed and underemployed individuals in full-time, sustainable, green jobs in a range of environmental fields, according to the City of Springfield. 

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Despite a half-percentage point jump in Springfield unemployment from December to January, the rate has been less than four percent since last fall, and officials are encouraged moving forward.

The Missouri Career Center- Ozark Region held a career fair in January, is conducting events this week and has another one planned next month. Communications Coordinator Megan Short says that when businesses get involved, it’s a good indication that the city’s unemployment rate could drop.