Many advocates of credential based hiring have long held that jobseekers will earn higher wages or salaries commensurate to higher scores on credentials such as the National Career Readiness Certificate. Frank Neely from the WIB of Southwest Missouri led joint efforts with Mayo Enterprises and the Missouri Division of Workforce Development to put this theory Read More
KODE-TV’s Drew Moore covered a meeting Wednesday of Lawrence County leaders finalizing their application to become a Certified Work Ready Community. The news video and article online included feedback on the value of the NCRC and CWRC from Shannon Walker of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and Billy Redus of the Aurora School District. Chairing Read More
Innovation-Intake magazine, a national publication from the Innovate-Educate foundation, recruited Jasen Jones from the WIB as a guest columnist in their May 2013 edition. The theme of the May issue covered The New World of Work from Education to Employment.
Cuts to federal budgets in operation of local one-stop career centers required reducing staff and services available the Monett Job Center. State officials discontinued specific compliance and financial support services offered by the Missouri Division of Workforce Development effective May 1st. The job center will remain open with staff and services to local employers and job Read More
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KSN-TV’S Living Well program highlighted the upcoming Heartland Regional Workforce Summit during its 4 p.m. newcast on Wednesday, April 3rd. Jasen Jones of the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri explains what the Workforce Summit event can provide for the area in terms of employable workers and jobs. The full interview by Toni Valliere from Read More
The National Workforce Solutions Advisory Board and ACT’s Certified Work Ready Communities Program (CWRC) bestowed special honors to Jasper County during the board meeting in Atlanta, GA on March 18th. As ACT’s first-ever Certified Work Ready Community, the board presented a special plaque to Jasper County honoring this milestone.
Gov. Nixon headlined a press conference in Joplin today announcing that Jasper County earned the Certified Work Ready Community designation through ACT and the Missouri Department of Economic Development. Held at Franklin Technology Center, the press conference showcased the partnerships with businesses, education, economic, and workforce development. Jasper also ranked as the first county in the Read More