Metal Building & Component Manufacturing in Missouri is projected to grow 7.9% over the next five years, with average earnings of $50,448 per job. McElroy Metals, a leader in the industry with dozens of facilities across the nation, recently opened a new manufacturing facility in Diamond. In the past five years, Southwest Missouri has seen Read More
Do you know a business or organization that has gone above and beyond to recruit, hire or retain people from minority groups? If you answered “yes,” then you’ll want to nominate them for the first ever Southwest Missouri Inclusion Award. The WIOA Partners Southwest Missouri Inclusion Award recognizes and honors a business or organization in Read More
A hiring & resource event for the Building Trades Sector is scheduled for Wednesday, September 5th at Joplin Memorial Hall. The event will coincide with completion of the work experience portion of the most recent building trades pre-apprenticeship training offered by the Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho. Students of the training will have Read More
The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri is partnering with the LUME Institute in St. Louis to establish a new early childhood education program for jobseekers wishing to start a new career working with children. The training will take place on Tuesday, July 10th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at 627 W Centennial Ave in Carthage, Read More
The Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri and partners are teaming up again for the third annual Inclusion Forum. This year’s event, which helps employers build and retain a more inclusive workforce, will be Oct. 2 at the Joplin Public Library. Check back often for updates and to register. If you have any questions, please Read More
Registration is now open for a special human-resources related training called “The Who, What, When, Where, and Why of Internal Workplace Investigations.” This half-day training, set for June 7 at the Joplin Public Library, is sponsored by the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri to help HR professionals, managers, supervisors, business owners and anyone who Read More
Official WIOA Plan Modification April 2018 Consistent with the “sunshine” provisions of WIOA sec. 107(e), the Workforce Investment Board of Southwest Missouri posts the “SW WIB Local Plan Modification” for public comments. Any public comments concerning the plan may be sent to Sherri Rhuems, Executive Director at email@example.com.
The Job Centers in Joplin, Monett, and Neosho offer numerous pre-apprenticeship training programs in different industries, and the latest one in construction helped establish a new community center in Carthage. Graduates of this most recent program received the work experience portion of their training during renovation of a local derelict building, thanks in large part Read More