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WORKFORCE

DEVELOPMENT

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The Missouri Association of Manufacturers (MAM) has partnered with Tooling U-SME, an online training provider, to offset the cost of bringing high-quality, customized, on-site training to manufacturers. More than 500 unique online classes provide a broad offering of manufacturing training topics. Plus, every online class has been reviewed and validated by industry experts.

Online Training from MAM and Tooling U-SME offers a quick-start, progressive road map that allows manufacturers to build career paths for employees. This online training is intended to enhance your existing on the job training, to create a job progression plan and requires minimal preparation. It is efficient, effective training that has been developed with input from manufacturing experts.

Online classes are self-paced, typically taking 60 minutes to complete.

They are easily and conveniently accessible on desktops and laptops,

and on tablets and phones with the Tooling U-SME app.

Veryable, a preferred MAM Partner, was presented with an Innovation Award from one of their clients, ADAC Automotive. Veryable's platform mitigated $400k in automation costs and achieved $1.6M in cost avoidance over the course of 6 months last year.

ADAC also presented Pliant Plastics with an award for 100% on-time delivery, who attributed their partnership with Veryable as a large part of their ability to hit 100% on-time deliveries. Pliant utilized the Veryable platform in a unique way, using it to upskill their current full-time employees and fill their entry level jobs with Veryable operators.

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YOUR ONE STOP FOR

WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT & TRAINING

Missouri One Start is the state’s premier workforce recruitment and training division. It helps eligible businesses of all sizes stay competitive by providing customized recruitment assistance, as well as resources to train and upskill new and existing employees. Its recruitment strategies and training programs are tailored to the specific workforce needs of the businesses it serves.

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April 2024 Monthly Jobs Report
Missouri Economic Research and Information Center 

Missouri nonfarm payroll employment increased by 16,700 jobs in April 2024, and the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point to 3.4 percent. Private industry employment increased by 16,400 jobs and government employment increased by 300 jobs. Over the year, there was an increase of 74,900 jobs from April 2023 to April 2024, and the unemployment rate increased by half of a percentage point, from 2.9 percent in April 2023 to 3.4 percent in April 2024.

Helpful Articles

Missouri Job Centers

Not sure how to get started with your job search? Whether you're looking for a new career, are ready to start your first job, or have lost your job, Missouri Job Centers offer products and services to you at no cost.

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant

The Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is a new financial aid program that addresses workforce needs by encouraging adults to pursue a certificate, degree, or industry-recognized credential in an area designated as high need.

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Certified Work Ready Communities

The Work Ready Community Initiative empowers counties across the United States to identify skill gaps and quantify the skill level of its workforce. This helps educators build career pathways aligned with the needs of businesses and industries.

MoJobs Connect Mobile App Launched to Help Job Seekers On the Go

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has launched a mobile app to better connect job seekers with hiring employers. The new MoJobs Connect mobile app will help provide Job Center services to customers right from their cell phone. 

Apprenticeship Missouri

Apprenticeship Missouri works with employers, providers and partners to build a diverse and skilled workforce in Missouri through apprenticeship and work-based learning opportunities.

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Resources

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Jobs for the Future (JFF) drives transformation of the American workforce and education systems to set up registered apprenticeship programs and achieve equitable economic advancement for all.

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JAG-Missouri, part of the national JAG (Jobs for America's Graduates) network, unleashes the potential of students, helping them succeed in high school and in their careers after graduation.

Missouri Short-Term Occupational Projections 

2022-2024

March 2023

New Missouri occupational projections for 2022-2024 estimate employment growth of 1.7 percent over the period. Occupational groups projected to have the fastest two-year growth rates are Construction and Extraction, Healthcare Support, and Personal Care and Service. Additional information by detailed occupation can be found HERE

UNEMPLOYMENT
INSURANCE
WEEKLY CLAIMS

Department of Labor - April 18,  2024

In the week ending April 13, 2024, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 212,000, unchanged from the previous week's revised level. 

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