Connecting people with their future……..

The Central Workforce Development Board is a non-profit, federally funded agency that that subcontracts with service provider agencies to cover 19 counties in central Missouri. Our mission is to design and direct high performance, results-oriented, universal employment service to meet the workforce development needs of employers, workers, and jobseekers in central Missouri.

Through our subcontractors job seekers have access to a full array of services and training workshops.

  • Dislocated Workers Services
    Those eligible for dislocated worker services includes workers permanently laid off from their job due to a workforce reduction, business closures or farm failure, displaced homemakers including military service members or military spouses. View dislocated worker services.
  • Adult Services
    Individuals 18 years and over have to meet income guidelines to be eligible. Services begin with core services and if needed participants will move to intensive services. This program is designed to assist eligible persons in achieving their career goal. View adult services.
  • Youth Services
    Through the Workforce Development Programs, services are provided to improve the long term job opportunities for economically disadvantaged youth. The Programs encourage school completion or enrollment in high school equivalency programs. These programs assist eligible youth, ages 14 through 21, to obtain employment through work experience and help them to improve their academic skills to successfully move from school to work. Goal setting is a primary focus in youth programs. View youth services.
  • Veterans Services
    The Division of Workforce Development has staff throughout the state to specifically assist veterans. That assistance is offered through the Disabled Veteran’s Outreach Program and the Local Veteran’s Employment Representative Program. Disabled Veterans’ Outreach Program specialists provide case management and develop career and job training opportunities for veterans, with special emphasis on veterans with service-connected disabilities Local Veterans Employment Representatives facilitate or provide assistance in job placement and accessing needed services. They also advocate for veterans by developing employment opportunities with businesses. View veteran services.
  • Job Tools
    Missouri Job Centers provide job search assistance to all job seekers looking for employment opportunities. Staff assisted job search services is the process by which staff actively work with a customer to identify a job or career goal, identify skill sets, provide job matching assistance, help navigate through other government and commercial job search websites, provide on-line application assistance and a connection to other products. View job tools.
  • Workshops
    Every full service Job Center offers five workshops to help Job Seekers prepare for and conduct an effective job search and maximize their ability to secure employment. View more information on our Workshops.

  • Training
    Multiple training programs are available to assist eligible job seekers with gaining the skills needed to obtain employment in today’s economy. View more information on training.
  • Unemployment
    Job search assistance and re-employment services are available at the Job Centers and local county offices. View locations of 4 week UI Reporting in the central region.
  • Labor Market Information
    Wondering what the average wage for workers in your career is in Central Missouri? Perhaps you wonder what the unemployment rate was for your county last July? Cost of living? Taxable sales? You can find more information by visiting your local career center, view labor market information at MERIC (Missouri Economic Research and Information Center), or visit to view labor market information. Additional information on labor market from CWDB can be found here.
  • Current Programs
    View the current programs CWDB is administering.

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