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Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says they have several partners that help connect entrepreneurs and small businesses to helpful resources. Worley says it’s …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says the pandemic has created new challenges for recruiting employees. She says many have moved to conducting interviews virtually or …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says unemployment levels are comparable to pre-pandemic levels. Trombetta attributes this to the diverse industry market in the …

Rusty Worley, executive director of the Downtown Springfield Association, says supporting local businesses is critical this holiday season. He says business owners’ response to the pandemic has …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says seasonal hiring is down slightly due to the pandemic. She says companies still need seasonal labor, but the types of jobs have …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says employers in several different fields are looking to hire. She says currently, manufacturing, health care and transportation …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, discusses guidelines for small businesses to protect staff and customers while …

Toby Teeter, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce, says the biggest challenges are memories of the 2011 tornado. He says rebranding has helped Joplin attract and retain talent and …

Daniel Ogunyemi, learning, development and inclusion partner with Burrell Behavioral Health, says many have questions about diversity and inclusion. He says a challenge is establishing a shared …

Jordan Morgan, iOS engineer with Buffer, says people believe a technology career means living in a bigger city or on one of the coasts. He says a stable web infrastructure and remote work could make …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says if you’re looking for a specific job, don’t put your search on hold because of the pandemic. She especially encourages applicants looking for …

Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says they’re maintaining a small margin of profitability after switching to producing hand sanitizer. Pope says the fact that they …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says she likes to have a team debrief each business day. Irons says leadership and …

Greg Pope, owner and master distiller of Missouri Ridge Distillery says transitioning from making liquor to hand sanitizer was a simple transition. The move allowed Pope to keep his staff working and …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they normally offer workshops on resume tips, career exploration and interview skills. With the coronavirus pandemic making those interactions …

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University says not all small businesses can afford to stay open by cutting employee hours. Irons says you …

Are you part of a temporary layoff? The Missouri Department of Labor’s electronic mass claims filing system helps employers and employees file claims quickly and efficiently. Mass claims are …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they’ve been using social media to try to help people with their job search during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Job Center will host several …

The Missouri Department of Labor has a Shared Work Program, which is a lay-off aversion program for businesses faced with a reduction in available work. Duration: 2:23

Chrystal Irons, director of the Missouri Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University, says they have created a landing page of resources for small businesses. The website is …

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