Labor and workforce development
Helping Missouri’s Workforce
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Event date: Oct. 26, 2021
Event time: | 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Join Governor Mike Parson and Marshall Stewart, vice-chancellor of MU Extension and Engagement as they highlight local workforce development solutions.The MU Extension Workforce Summit will feature the community-led initiative that brought together ...
Event date: Nov. 9, 2021 - Nov. 17, 2021
Updated Location!Registration Deadline: Nov. 1st, 2021, MidnightThis series of course work is designed to enhance your supervisory skills. Content includes: Day 1 - Understanding Self - 11/9/21 - 8:30am - 12:30pmThis dynamic workshop provides ...
Event date: Nov. 11, 2021
Event time: | 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Mastering assertiveness skills can do a lot more than just help you win arguments and manage conflicts. Assertiveness is the ability to express one’s feelings, beliefs, and thoughts, and defend one’s rights in a non-destructive manner. If you ...
Event date: Nov. 18, 2021
Event time: | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
This 90-minute offering is designed to introduce technology start-ups and existing businesses on how they might fund R&D through Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Grants. This is an introduction to the topic that has been developed for ...
News & articles
- Published: Monday, Oct. 18, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Missouri ranks below the national average in many key measures related to health and access to health care, especially in rural parts of the state. A new report from University of Missouri Extension suggests that “health ...
- Published: Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Missouri manufacturers, chambers of commerce and business and economic development organizations will team up with University of Missouri System researchers over the next 18 months in a series of roundtable events across the state aimed at ...
- Published: Thursday, May 13, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The availability of good jobs is critical for attracting new residents to a community, encouraging former residents to return and convincing current residents to stay. But jobs alone are not enough anymore. Creating a vibrant ...
- Published: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – “The Weekly Workplace,” a new podcast from the Missouri Training Institute (MTI), focuses on reigniting workplace success through insights, inspiration and practical tips for workers at all levels.“Employees across the globe ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 2021
Communities throughout the U.S. face challenges related to sustaining a health care workforce and providing health care. These concerns are especially relevant to Missouri and its rural areas due to the state’s poor health outcomes, workforce ...
Publication date: May 1, 2021
Executive summaryThe pace at which places gain or lose population can reveal much about their overall economic health. Growing populations often mean an expanding economy with more potential customers and workers, while slow growing or declining ...
Publication date: March 1, 2021
This brief supports University of Missouri Extension’s Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Rural Opioid Technical Assistance (ROTA) grant. This grant enables the creation of recovery-friendly communities and ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2021
Executive summaryFederal contracting is an important generator of economic activity — not only in places like Washington, DC — but also throughout the country in states such as Connecticut, New Mexico and Missouri. Private firms of all sizes ...
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 ...
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 ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
April 11, 2021 - June 11, 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 ...
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.
Meet the experts
- Amy Patillo FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE 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
- Rae Lyon ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Robert Russell DIRECTOR, LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile