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Event date: Oct. 21, 2020
Event time: | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Has your emergency preparedness got you concerned and feeling uncertain about employee rights during Coronavirus? Join us to make sure your exits are well lit and ring the bell for HR compliance.For information please contact Sherry Noller - ...
Event date: Nov. 4, 2020
Event time: | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Legal issues in the workplace related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) seem to grow exponentially along with the disease. Most employers have little time, resources or advance preparation with which to respond. This program will discuss an employer’s ...
Event date: Nov. 4, 2020
Event time: | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn about the importance of tinder and when you should swipe left or right in legally interviewing and hiring candidates. In this session you’ll learn about coronavirus’ unexpected disruptions and other "red flags". Taking care to interview and ...
Event date: Nov. 5, 2020
Event time: | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
A program designed for participants to fulfill requirements for become a certified food protection manager under the FDA Food Code.Per the Center of Disease Control and Prevention completion of Food Protection Manager training reduces the risk of ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The economic shock from the coronavirus is something we have not experienced in recent memory. The sudden stoppage of the economy makes it difficult to remember that until March one of the primary concerns for many business owners was finding a ...
- Published: Friday, April 17, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the next 60 days, farmers will plant an estimated 10 million acres of crops and tend 2 million cattle, 75,000 milk cows, 3.5 million hogs and 300 million chickens.It is the busiest time of the year. Experts also predict it is ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Food Finder (www.MOFoodFinder.org) is a new online tool that easily connects Missouri consumers with people growing and selling locally produced food in their region.Developed by University of Missouri Extension’s ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 1, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will receive a $432,747 Beginning Farmer and Rancher Development Program (BFRDP) grant through the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.The grant runs September 2018 to August 2021, says ...
Publication date: June 1, 2020
In December 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released county-level measures of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time. GDP measures the total value of goods and services produced less the value consumed to produce those goods ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2019
In a farm or other agribusiness, employees are important resources. The decision to hire additional labor begins by recognizing a work need. From that point, employers must make many decisions and create a fair, effective process to attract job ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2019
This report examines the characteristics of Missouri’s veteran population. It also highlights characteristics of the veterans that utilize employment services from Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development and the types of work they wish to ...
Publication date: Jan. 9, 2019
The workplace is an important venue to address nutrition and physical activity issues. The WorkWell Missouri Toolkit was developed to assist businesses in starting, adding to or maintaining a wellness program for their staff. Unlike other resource ...
Publication date: May 17, 2018
It is impossible to do an effective job of negotiations with management without adequate preparation prior to the earliest bargaining sessions. This section addresses many of the specific tasks that need to be accomplished prior to the first ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1996
Have you ever experienced any of the following? A father and daughter argue over the use of the family car. Two brothers disagree about whose job it is to take out the trash and demand that a parent settle their argument. A couple strongly disagrees ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The challenge is that leadership develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside. Learn more about ...
Tackling the Tough Skills Training 2020
Tackling the Tough Skills is a self-paced course designed with you in mind. This course is about where you've been, what you've learned from experiences, and how to use this information to build a better life. Explore topics that will help you ...
Registered Apprenticeship is a highly flexible “earn while you learn” training model for employment that pays more as a worker (apprentice) reaches higher productivity levels. Registered Apprenticeship combines employer-driven job-related ...
The BEA of the U.S. Department of Commerce promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
Precautions, protections, steps to take, and resources to use to help you manage your workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
Meet the experts
- Amy Patillo FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Cathy Galland COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Dewey Thompson DIRECTOR, EXTENSION MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Jeremiah Terrell FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Katie Buchs Pemberton FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Matthew Pezold FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Patricia Barrett COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Rae Lyon ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Robert Russell DIRECTOR, LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Stephanie Schindler COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile