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Posted on: November 18, 2021

Workforce Vibe Podcast Sits Down with State Director of Workforce Development

November 18, 2021
Media Contact: Katherine Trombetta
417-880-6306 or
[email protected]


 Workforce Vibe Podcast Sits Down with State Director of Workforce Development

 The City’s Department of Workforce Development, housed at the Missouri Job Center, has released its latest podcast episode featuring a conversation with Dr. Mardy Leathers, Director of Workforce Development for the State of Missouri. This special bonus episode tackles some of the issues surrounding the worker shortage in Missouri.

 “It’s always a pleasure to speak with Dr. Leathers one-on-one about emerging workforce trends in the state,” said Sally Payne, Director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield. “He definitely has his finger on the pulse of the job market and the reasons behind the worker shortage we are currently experiencing,” she added.

 “Dr. Leathers has recently traveled the state hosting town hall meetings to better understand issues employers are facing right now. I encourage anyone interested in the reasons surrounding the workforce shortage to give it a listen,” Payne said. 

 Workforce Vibe can be accessed on most major podcast platforms including Apple iTunes and Spotify. You may also listen to all Workforce Vibe episodes on under the podcasts section.

 For media requests, contact Katherine Trombetta at 417-880-6306 or [email protected]



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