Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development launches Return Strong initiative
The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development launched its Return Strong campaign in mid-May to help with economic recovery efforts as part of Gov. Mike Parson’s “Show Me Strong” recovery plan. Return Strong is focused on two main objectives: helping Missourians skill up and get back to work, and safely and responsibly reopening Missouri’s public workforce system. To learn more about the Return Strong initiative, click here.
Job Center staff are committed to helping Missourians find meaningful employment, refresh their resumes, find training opportunities, and understand available benefits. They are recruiting for contact tracers, and other employment opportunities directly supporting Missouri’s COVID-19 response. Displaced workers can learn about opportunities to earn a certificate or industry-recognized credential through short-term training programs offered through Missouri’s higher education institutions. Efforts at Job Centers and through online and phone services are geared toward helping Missourians utilize available benefits and return to the workforce stronger than when they left.
For resources and more information on how MDHEWD is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, click here.