Resources for Job Seekers and Employers Impacted by the COVID-19 Virus

Missouri Job Center: 417-887-4343

Find out if you qualify for paid tuition for short-term training, provided by the cares act.

The Missouri Job Center offices in Springfield and Branson have reopened to the public. Our main office is located at 2900 E. Sunshine along with our new Job Center North affiliate office located at The Fairbanks, 1126 N. Broadway. In addition, our Branson affiliate office, located at 2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, is open and ready to serve the residents of Taney, Stone and surrounding counties.


  • Paid tuition is now available through the CARES Act for those wanting to train for a new career. Short-term classes available now in manufacturing, transportation/logistics, solar panel installation, IT and healthcare. Call us at 417-887-4343 to see if you qualify!
  • Offers paid skills training and job assistance for adults as well as young adults ages 18-24 in the areas of healthcare, IT, manufacturing, construction and transportation.
  • Offers paid job training in the five areas listed above for adults who receive SNAP (welfare) benefits through a program called Skill Up
  • Assistance with job searches
  • Post job openings for employers
  • Job search assistance for Veterans


For employment opportunities in the Ozark Region and information on apprenticeships throughout the state, visit MoJobs.

Missouri Department of Labor

File for unemployment for individuals and businesses through the Missouri Department of Labor. (Businesses can file unemployment for groups of employees they are having to lay off due to COVID-19.)

Communication Service for the Deaf

American Sign Language Coronavirus Hotline & Resource Center

COVID-19 Re-Opening Policy for Springfield Missouri Job Center 

Springfield Missouri Job Center Re-Open Logistics Policy

Information for Employers

If you have an employee who has tested positive-

  • You will be notified by the Springfield-Greene County Health Department that you have an
    employee who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • That employee will be required to be quarantined until released by the Health Department.
  • The Health Department will work with the employer to develop a list of other employees who may
    have had contact with the employee who tested positive.
  • Any employee that met criteria for potential contact must quarantine at home for 14 days and will be
    contacted by the Health Department with more information.

If you have an employee who is a contact of a positive COVID-19 case-

  • Any employee that met criteria for potential contact must quarantine at home for 14 days and may
    not return to work until notified by the Health Department.

If you have an employee who is a close contact of a person under a precautionary quarantine (as
described above)-

  • This employee is allowed to work with no restrictions.
  • If the person under precautionary quarantine becomes symptomatic, this employee will be
    contacted by the Health Department with further instructions.
  1. Latest News & Events

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  1. News Headlines
  1. Momentum State of the Workforce Survey Launches for 2021

    The Missouri Job Center announces the launch of the seventh annual Momentum State of the Workforce Survey. Businesses and organizations from around the region are encouraged to give feedback through this yearly survey. Read on...
  2. All Missouri Job Center Locations Move to Appointment Only Status

    Under the guidance of the state Office of Workforce Development, all Missouri Job Center locations statewide, including Springfield and Branson, will move to appointment only beginning Friday, November 20. Read on...
  3. Veterans Drive Thru Job Fair Set for October 22

    As a service to the men and women who have served our country, the Missouri Job Center Ozark Region and the American Legion Goad-Ballinger Post 69 are hosting a Veterans Job Fair on Thursday, October 22 from 9 am to 12 pm. Read on...
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