FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 5, 2021
Media Contact: Katherine Trombetta
Missouri Job Center Hosts Healthcare Hiring Event
The Missouri Job Center is hosting a Healthcare Hiring Event on Tuesday, November 9, from 9:30 am to 12 pm at the Job Center’s southside location at 2900 E. Sunshine in Springfield. This industry specific event features nine area employers with wide-ranging jobs in the healthcare field.
“This hiring event coincides with the conclusion of our America’s Promise grant which focused on training for healthcare jobs,” said Sally Payne, Director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield. “It’s important to provide that warm hand-off once someone completes training, however, the event is open to anyone wanting a job in healthcare,” Payne added.
Participating employers include: Citizens Memorial Hospital, Community Blood Center of the Ozarks, CoxHealth, CSL Plasma, Lakeland Behavioral Health, Mercy, QPS Bio-Kinetic, Springfield-Greene County Health Department and Walmart.
In the fall of 2016, the City of Springfield's Department of Workforce Development, in partnership with Ozarks Technical Community College, was awarded a $3 million America's Promise grant from the Department of Labor. The grant helped address the labor shortage in the healthcare industry by training 326 individuals and preparing them for jobs such as EMT, phlebotomist, pharmacy tech, medical assistant, CNA, LPN to RN bridge and Behavioral Health Support.
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