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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Who: The City of Springfield Department of Workforce Development
What: Official opening of the inaugural Build My Future Construction Showcase
When: Wednesday, April 12 at 8:45 a.m.
Where: The E-Plex at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
Why: According to the annual State of the Workforce Survey by the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, 81% of construction employers struggled to fill positions in 2016. With 81% of construction employers planning on expanding in the next 1-5 years, the Ozark Region is needing to increase the talent pipeline. Build My Future will introduce approximately 900 high school students in a 10-county area to the various opportunities in the Construction and Trades industry.
Megan Short, Communications Coordinator, Dept. of Workforce Development • 417-841-3386 • 417-839-7612 • firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Missouri Job Center
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 Centers (Springfield and Branson), 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. Additional information about Missouri Job Center's services is available at springfieldmo.gov/CareerCenter.