NEXT EVENT: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2014
Events held the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month
|Topic: Jobs Forecast for the Springfield RegionPresenter: Connie Kronholm, Workforce Project Coordinator at MO Division of Workforce Development
Description: Navigating the local job market can be daunting for anyone, but the good news is there are opportunities out there for you! Connie has great insight into the Springfield metro area that will provide valuable information for you, the job-seeker. Learn what industries are hiring, what skills are needed, and how you can get the upper-hand in your job search.
Time: 9:00 AM* – 12:00 PM
See WHAT TO EXPECT for tips before you attend.
1301 North Boonville Avenue
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: (417) 866-5013
Update: As of 2/20/14 there have been four confirmed hires as a result of the first Made to Work event.
It’s been a long two years for Shane, 26, maneuvering the job market in Springfield, Mo.
“I’ve been looking in all the wrong places,” he says. “Today, I learned most of the businesses hiring in Springfield are in restaurant or retail. I now have a new focus.”
Shane was among attendees at Convoy of Hope’s first Made to Work event – a free community event for job seekers who are looking for resources and to make valuable networking connections with hiring businesses.
“I’ve just had trouble getting my foot in the door anywhere,” adds Shane. “Now I have motivation to update my resume and narrow my job search.”
Inspired by advice received at Made to Work, Shane plans to visit his previous employer right after the event to obtain a reference letter to improve his chance of getting a full-time job.
The new Made to Work program takes place the second and fourth Tuesday of every month and features keynote speakers and experts on the local job market.