The Missouri Office of Workforce Development has issued new policy within all Job Centers across the state to help protect staff and customers from spreading COVID-19. Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, all Job Centers will be open for in-person services by appointment only. Staff have been wearing masks, but now customers will also be required to wear masks. These restrictions are in place through Dec. 31 but may be renewed into the new year.
Full service Missouri Job Centers are designed to be a one-stop shop for displaced workers and those looking for employment or career change. Job Center staff provide assistance with finding training opportunities to develop new skills, resume writing, job interview prep, and connection with other state agencies and resources.
Displaced workers may be eligible to receive free training vouchers to skill up or retrain. Job Center staff are prepared to assist those receiving unemployment benefits with their required weekly job search activities.
Visitors should call to schedule an appointment before visiting their local Job Center. Centers will adhere to social distancing, mandatory masks, and other protocols for the safety of staff and visitors. Job seekers and displaced workers uncomfortable visiting in-person can access services by phone at 1-888-728-5627 or at jobs.mo.gov.