Missouri Job Center to host downtown Springfield job fair

Park Central Branch Library is shown in a 2015 News-Leader file photo.

Late last week the city workforce development office announced that after a two-year break mostly caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Missouri Job Center will once again bring a “One-Stop Pop Up” fair to Park Central Square in downtown Springfield.

They’ll offer free resume assistance, help with job searches, a skills assessment and information on workshops and trainings, according to a news release.

The outdoor event is scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s meant to deploy “the resources of the Missouri Job Center into the heart of communities in the Ozark Region and (provide) information to those who may not be able to travel to a Job Center location.”

In a statement, Sally Payne, the city’s interim director of workforce development, said, “There are a number of barriers to employment like transportation and child care that can prevent job-seekers from visiting Job Centers to look for employment, so these Pop-Up Job Centers help to address that problem.”

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