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Event date: Feb. 3, 2021 - March 3, 2021
This 5 week series will help you either get prepared to enter the workforce with the basic skills or to sharpen your skills at the workplace. It is designed to reach adults or teens and help them prepare for the workplace? It is a fresh, innovative ...
Event date: July 30, 2020 - July 14, 2021
Join the Department of Labor and other legal experts as we launch a continuing education series in partnership with MU Extension Labor and Workforce Development. Kathy Robinson, JD, will anchor the new series as she brings years of legal experience ...
Event date: Jan. 14, 2021 - Dec. 23, 2021
The new Workforce Navigator Series connects you to the information and resources that you need now. Employers must reinvent the workplace and stay up-to-date on the latest information. The Workforce Navigator webinar series will help businesses and ...
News & articles
- Published: Friday, Nov. 13, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri AfterSchool Network (MASN) announces the selection of seven afterschool programs to receive micro-grants for youth entrepreneurship programs during the 2020-2021 school year.The announcement coincides with Global ...
- 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 ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
Entrepreneurial dynamics — the flow of business startups and business turnover, or churn, in a place — shape economic growth. Entrepreneurs may spark economic growth and development by contributing to employment growth, innovation, quality of ...
Publication date: Jan. 1, 2021
The William Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 established that employers employing one or more persons have a legal responsibility to ensure their employees have a safe and healthful work environment. The agricultural industry is one ...
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 workplae 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 ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Jan. 10, 2021 - March 6, 2021
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 ...
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.
Part of the Department of Labor that provides regulations, forms, guidance, posters and forms for employers about the FMLA.
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- Jeremiah Terrell FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- 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
- 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