More than 40 companies are seeking to bolster their workforces today at the Missouri Job Center’s first large hiring event of the year.
The event is scheduled 3-6 p.m. at 2900 E. Sunshine St., with company representatives to be on hand to answer questions about current job openings, according to a news release. Among employers expected to be present include those in the health care, manufacturing, education and hospitality industries.
Combined, the 45 companies have between 800 and 1,000 job openings, said Katherine Trombetta, a city of Springfield workforce development spokeswoman.
The participating companies, according to a list provided by the Missouri Job Center, are:
• Americare Senior Living;
• AmProd Holdings LLC;
• Arc of the Ozarks;
• Branson Travel Group;
• Brokate Janitorial LLC;
• Burrell Behavioral Health Inc.;
• Check ‘n Go;
• Citizens Memorial Healthcare;
• CNH Industrial Reman;
• Easy Living;
• Expedia Group (Nasdaq: EXPE);
• Fishel Pools;
• Great Southern Bancorp Inc. (Nasdaq: GSBC);
• Greene County;
• Haven Healthcare LLC;
• Human Resource Staffing;
• Integrity Home Care Inc.;
• Kindred Healthcare LLC;
• Mister Car Wash;
• Modern Woodmen of America;
• Nothum Food Processing Systems;
• Oasis Hotel & Convention Center;
• Oxford HealthCare;
• Penmac Staffing Services Inc.;
• Peoplelink Staffing Solutions;
• Phoenix Home Care Inc.;
• Piercing Pagoda;
• Poor Boy Tree Service Inc.;
• QPS Employment Group;
• Rivermonte Memorial Gardens;
• Service Systems Associates Inc.;
• Silver Dollar City;
• Springfield Public Schools;
• Staffing Plus of Springfield LLC;
• Synergy Recovery Center LLC;
• Tiger Correctional Services;
• Transworld Systems Inc.;
• TruGreen Lawn Care;
• Webco Manor;
• WestRock Co. (NYSE: WRK); and
• Wyndham Destinations.
In addition to the hiring event, the Missouri Job Center will simultaneously host a Skill Up Information Fair, also from 3-6 p.m. Job seekers can visit with representatives in local higher education and trade schools to determine if they qualify for free training scholarships. The scholarships are for short-term training programs in industries that have high demand for skilled workers.
“We are excited to add the Skill Up Information Fair component to the hiring event,” said Jamie Moss, senior workforce specialist with the Missouri Job Center, in the release.
The short-term training is for health care, manufacturing, construction, information technology and transportation, which she said are all high-growth industries.
Those participating in the trainings could be working within weeks, Moss added.
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