Missouri Job Center

2720 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Suite B
Branson, MO  65616  |  Ph: 417-334-4156

Contact a Business Representative 
Find out more about:

  • Posting your open position(s) online
  • Job Fairs – Opportunities to recruit employees held various times throughout the year
  • Application Screening – Staff can accept and screen applications according to your job needs
  • Interviewing – Space available upon request to meet with, and interview, potential employees
  • Pre-employment Testing
    • Over 50 office proficiency tests on computer applications, data entry, and other clerical tests are available
    • National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) demonstrates that the bearer has the essential core skills to be employable

Learn more about Missouri’s thriving job market and find the job growth rate, total job openings, and average wages compared to other occupations.

Connect with resources and to ensure you are matched with qualified employees.

State Resources for Employers

Missouri Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Since its enactment by Congress in 1997, the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) Program has been integral to the creation of jobs by giving employers a tax credit when they hire qualified individuals who consistently face significant barriers to employment.

This Federal tax credit incentive program enables the new employees to gradually move from economic dependency into self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become contributing taxpayers, while participating employers are compensated by reducing their federal income tax liability.

On-The-Job-Training

On-The-Job-Training (OJT) allows an employer to be reimbursed up to 50% of the wages for hiring and training an individual “on-the-job.”

Show-Me Heroes OJT Program

Make your business and your open positions more visible to job seeking Veterans and Service Members by taking the Pledge. Your business name and all of your Missouri work sites will be featured on the searchable list of Show-Me Heroes employers. All open positions you post with jobs.mo.gov will also be visible on this site. Additionally, all of the jobs you post will have a “Show-Me Heroes Employer” tag making them even more visible to great military candidates.

Work Ready Missouri

Work Ready Missouri is a training program that assists businesses to train potential employees who are currently receiving unemployment benefits.

Federal Bonding

The Missouri Federal Bonding Program is a no-cost, job-incentive program to increase the hiring of job seekers and to promote the retention of employees considered to be “at risk.”

Youth Employment

Early work experience helps lay a strong foundation for our youth to become contributing members of the community. Businesses are responsible for: establishing tasks participants will be performing, supervising the youth worker, coordinating with Job Center staff to ensure the work experience is meaningful, resolving any issues that may arise with the youth, and providing constructive feedback to the youth regarding their work performance.

OTC Center for Workforce Development

The Business Solutions Team at the Center for Workforce Development is here to help your company find—and more importantly implement—solutions to work smarter and reach your goals. As a division of Ozarks Technical Community College (OTC), the special mission of the Center for Workforce Development is to offer business services customized to each client, including:

Contact OTC today to get started!

Jobs for Life Mentorship Program

Jobs for Life (JfL) is a program of Jesus Was Homeless that connects mentors from the business community with community members searching for employment, job skills or leaderships skills that may take them to the next level. JfL teaches the tools to uncover and address roadblocks keeping one from obtaining meaningful employment.

As a mentor, you will be paired with a student and given the opportunity to serve through demonstrating encouragement, leadership, accountability and guidance, developing a meaningful relationship with the student. You will aid the student in creating short and long term goals, resumes and 60 second elevator-speeches. Mentors have the opportunity to change a life through mentorship and extending the love of Christ to someone who is looking to better their quality of life.

For more information or to sign up as a mentor, contact Ashley at Jesus Was Homeless.

Internship / Apprenticeship Resources