Please join us for a special employer training focusing on creating welcoming spaces for LGBTQ employees. Our presenter will be Karis Agnew, field director for PROMO, Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBTQ equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing and community education. Karis, who spoke at the WIOA Inclusion Forum in Joplin in October, will review Read More
Join us for the 3rd Annual SWMO Apprenticeship Forum Friday, November 15th from 9:30am to 12:30pm Holiday Inn, Conference Center in Joplin, MO This year’s forum includes presentations from SUZANNE RICHARDS with the Missouri Registered Apprenticeship Program, TRACE LAUGHERY with the US Department of Labor – Office of Apprenticeship, TRACY ROBERTS, Human Resources Director with Mercy Hospital, DR. Read More
Congratulations to Logan’s Roadhouse of Joplin for receiving the WIOA Partners Southwest Missouri Inclusion Award this past Thursday during the fourth annual Inclusion Forum coordinated by partnering agencies of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act . The award recognizes outstanding performance of inclusion in the areas of recruiting, hiring and retaining employees with disabilities and/or Read More
Nominations Now Being Accepted for Inclusion Award If you know about a business in Southwest Missouri that has gone above and beyond to recruit, hire or retain people from minority groups, it’s time to nominate them for the second annual WIOA* Partners Southwest Missouri Inclusion Award! Last year’s recipient was the Joplin Olive Garden. Finalists Read More
Official WIOA Plan Modification June 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WIB recently completed a preliminary examination of the region’s economy and targeted industries to help inform its upcoming four-year operations plan. The report examines population and job trends, population characteristics, underemployment, commuting patterns, industry and workforce characteristics, and more. Individual counties and partner regions are also examined, including those within the service areas of Read More
The provision of labor market information is one of the many business services available to employers through the local workforce system in Southwest Missouri. Oftentimes businesses are in search of wage information in an effort to remain competitive and ensure their recruiting is effective. The Workforce Investment Board is able to provide detailed and timely Read More
(Pictured are students from Franklin Technology Center) Close to 500 students got their HANDS-ON Build My Future SWMO! BUILD MY FUTURE SWMO II Build My Future in SWMO is returning to the Newton County Fairgrounds in Neosho on Thursday, March 26, 2020! Registration is NOW OPEN! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER! What is Build My Future Read More