FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Springfield, Missouri, Feb. 8, 2017 - The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Missouri Job Center, is hosting the third annual MOmentum: State of the Workforce Luncheon on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Ramada Plaza Hotel & Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, MO 65803.
Check-in and networking will begin at 11 a.m., and the luncheon will begin at 11:30 a.m. Pre-registration is required; tickets may be purchased at www.springfieldmo.gov/MOmentum until Friday, Feb. 10. Individual tickets are $30, or a table of eight can be purchased for $240. Table sponsors will be recognized at the event.
Following the State of the Workforce Address by Mary Ann Rojas, the Director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield, will be Dr. John Jungmann of Springfield Public Schools.
Dr. Jungmann will present "Developing the Workforce of Tomorrow Today" and moderate a panel of area students. Join us to hear first hand from an innovative educator and the emerging workforce on their views of the world, of work, and employer expectations.
The State of the Workforce Survey was open from October 2016 through January 2017 to identify issues, challenges, and trends facing businesses and educators across our region. The data obtained from the survey will help us improve the quality of our local workforce, assist area businesses with talent recruitment and retention, effectively meet the needs of small and rural businesses, and prepare our high school and college students for tomorrow's jobs. Local business owners, human resource managers, and area school superintendents are encouraged to attend.
The Ozark Region Workforce Development Board and Missouri Job Center serve the counties of Christian, Dallas, Greene, Polk, Stone, Taney, and Webster. The Ozark Region boasts three Missouri Job Center locations (Branson, North Springfield, and Springfield), as well as a Mobile Career Center. The Ozark Region has a long history of working with job seekers and businesses to meet the workforce needs of our community.
For more information, please contact Communication Coordinator Megan Short at 417-841-3386 or [email protected]