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Official WIOA Plan Modification – September 2021

Official WIOA Plan Modification – September 2021 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

Local Workforce Plan 2020-2024 (Draft for Public Comment)

The WIB administers specific functions of the public workforce system, both community-based services and at the region’s job centers in Joplin and Monett. Both state and federal grant sources require an Integrated Workforce System Operations Plan that governs the use of resources for the Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) and the administration of the region’s […]

2019 Requests for Proposal

Please send all correspondence to Please Note that the One Stop Operator RFP has been revised 2/22/19 Content of Revision: Proposals are due no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday March 1, 2019 by email to  Correction March 8, 2019 One Stop Operator RFP Please Note that the Staffing RFP has been revised 2/14/19!!! […]

Resource Navigator

The new Resource and Referral Navigator portal seeks to remove much of the hassle of connecting local solutions and services to customers in need through an easy-to-use online system. Click here to be directed to the Resource Navigator.


Meeting Notices/Agendas/RFPs: Records Request Form (Sunshine Law) Board Member Orientation: Orientation Presentation (Prezi, may need to create account) Orientation Document Equal Opportunity Reports Meeting Notices: Board Meeting September 21, 2021 (Hybrid) Meeting Link Zoom Meeting Materials Board Meeting June 15, 2021 (Hybrid) Meeting Link Zoom Meeting Materials Executive Commttee Meeting June 15, 2021 (Hybrid) Meeting […]

EO Resources

An equal opportunity employer/program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. All voice telephone numbers on this website may be reached by persons using TTY/TDD equipment via the Missouri Relay Service at 711. It is against the law for this recipient of Federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following […]

The WIB’s History

Although the Southwest Missouri WIB is a fairly young organization, it’s accomplishments over the first dozen years are impressive.  The WIB survived and thrived through difficult transitions, economic recessions, even natural disasters. The WIB officially incorporated in 2001 as part of the region’s transition from the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) to the Workforce Investment […]

Strategic Partnerships

As the leader in convening and planning workforce strategy for Southwest Missouri, the WIB utilizes several powerful, effective partnerships and networking affiliations throughout the realm of economic/business development, education, and community-based organizations. The WIB is also affiliated with prominent state and national entities to represent Southwest Missouri as a leader in economic and workforce development. […]


The WIB is housed at the Joplin Job Center.  Staff contact information is provided below. WIB Staff Sherri Rhuems, Executive Director (417) 625-9915 Rob Copher, Fiscal Manager (417) 625-3633 Melinda Carrico, Office Manager (417) 625-3614 Leslie Abram, EO Officer/Training and Development Manager (417) 625-9914 Kris Baldwin, Operations Manager (417) 625-9913 Tom (Bubba) Evansco, Outreach Coordinator […]

Board Members

As a 501-C-3 not for profit corporation, the WIB is governed by a board of directors.  The board represents key targeted industry sectors to provide leadership in economic prosperity for Southwest Missouri and to assure that the needs of business are represented in the administration of the region’s workforce system.  Public sector members provide guidance […]