SPRINGFIELD, MO – Heart to Heart Outreach Ministries, 206 S. Pine St. Buffalo, MO., will be the location of the first One-Stop Pop-Up Shop in Dallas County. Representatives from the Ozarks Region Missouri Job Center will be at Heart to Heart from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 7 and 8 to help job seekers with resources, information, and potential job openings in the area.
This will be the third stop for the Pop-Up Shop and eventually it will be making the rounds to other locations within the Missouri Job Center’s seven-county region. The first two Pop-Up Job Centers were tremendous successes and connected many job seekers with employment opportunities.
These Pop-Up shops were modeled after the popular "Pop-Up Restaurants or Boutiques" craze in communities, where chefs or designers create a temporary restaurant or boutique for patrons in the area as a cost-effective way to test the local product market. At the Missouri Job Center, staff realized that barriers like transportation can prevent job seekers from visiting Job Centers, so to counteract that problem these Pop-Up Job Centers will consist of Job Center staff converging upon a visible area within the community and reaching out to those who wish to obtain employment or find training. On-site staff will provide some services offered at the Missouri Job Center, including a chance for attendees to complete a resume, search for available jobs, and gather information on job skills and other areas of employment.
"We are so excited to offer services to another county at our One-Stop Pop-Up Job Center," Sally Payne, Assistant Director of Workforce Development, said. "We had an overwhelming response the first two times on Park Central Square so we decided to expand to Dallas County and offer two days of our job center services. We believe this Pop-Up option lets the job center come to the job seekers that may face multiple barriers including transportation and childcare that might prevent them from traveling to our Springfield locations."
For information about the event, please contact Sally Payne, [email protected] , (417) 841-3320.