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Welcome to the Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board!

Developing and maintaining a high quality workforce is critical to attracting and retaining business in the Ozark Region. It is the charge of the Workforce Investment Board to develop and sustain a unified, cost- effective labor market system that facilitates economic development and business growth in our community.

As the WIB Chairperson, a business person and an active member of our community, I am excited about the high quality of information and services that our workforce system provides. Our system, known as Missouri Career Center, is user friendly and is highly responsive to the needs of both the individual training/job applicant and/or the business seeking assistance. 

The Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board is a partnership of local businesses, government, education, labor and human services agencies working together to provide a one-stop approach to the delivery of workforce development services. Through this partnership, over twenty separate local, federal and state employment, education and training programs are now available through a single point of contact under one roof. These “One-Stop Career Centers”are conveniently located in both the Springfield and Branson areas.

I believe the best is yet to come! Through continued collaboration with our partners we will continue to streamline operations, eliminate duplication in the workforce system and ultimately develop a seamless system that will benefit all of our community.

Thank you for visiting the Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board web site. Please take the time to explore the web site or stop by the Missouri Career Center for a look.  You will be glad you did!

 Bill Smillie
Ozark Region Workforce Investment Board

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