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Event date: May 27, 2020 - June 29, 2020
MU Labor and Workforce Development is prepared to help employers establish back-to-work plans. As lockdown orders are lifted and the economy slowly comes back online businesses are looking for guidance in transitioning employees, customers, and ...
Event date: June 2, 2020
Event time: | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Will my pets be safe when I return to the workplace? Will my pets bring COVID into my home? Does COVID present a threat to the health of ranchers, or the health of the heard?Join us for a special session to learn more about health concerns and safety ...
Event date: Sept. 15, 2020 - Sept. 23, 2020
This series of course work is designed to enhance your supervisory skills. Careful consideration has been given to the design of this series to ensure participants will be engaged in their learning and fully participate through skills practice, ...
News & articles
- Published: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
The economic shock from the coronavirus is something we have not experienced in recent memory. The sudden stoppage of the economy makes it difficult to remember that until March one of the primary concerns for many business owners was finding a ...
- Published: Friday, April 17, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – In the next 60 days, farmers will plant an estimated 10 million acres of crops and tend 2 million cattle, 75,000 milk cows, 3.5 million hogs and 300 million chickens. It is the busiest time of the year. Experts also predict it is ...
- Published: Wednesday, April 15, 2020
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Food Finder (www.MOFoodFinder.org) is a new online tool that easily connects Missouri consumers with people growing and selling locally produced food in their region.Developed by University of Missouri Extension’s ...
- Published: Monday, Oct. 28, 2019
Editorial by Marshall Stewart, vice chancellor for extension and engagement and chief engagement officer for UM System. The most recent rankings on broadband accessibility from the Federal Communications Commission clearly show that Missouri has ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 2019
In a farm or other agribusiness, employees are important resources. The decision to hire additional labor begins by recognizing a work need. From that point, employers must make many decisions and create a fair, effective process to attract job ...
Publication date: Feb. 1, 2019
This report examines the characteristics of Missouri’s veteran population. It also highlights characteristics of the veterans that utilize employment services from Missouri’s Division of Workforce Development and the types of work they wish to ...
Publication date: Jan. 9, 2019
The workplace is an important venue to address nutrition and physical activity issues. The WorkWell Missouri Toolkit was developed to assist businesses in starting, adding to or maintaining a wellness program for their staff. Unlike other resource ...
Publication date: May 17, 2018
It is impossible to do an effective job of negotiations with management without adequate preparation prior to the earliest bargaining sessions. This section addresses many of the specific tasks that need to be accomplished prior to the first ...
Publication date: Nov. 1, 1996
Have you ever experienced any of the following? A father and daughter argue over the use of the family car. Two brothers disagree about whose job it is to take out the trash and demand that a parent settle their argument. A couple strongly disagrees ...
Publication date: Oct. 1, 1993
A farmer who employs one or more persons has the legal responsibility to assure safe and healthful working conditions under the William-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. An amendment to the act also prevents the Occupational Safety ...
Tackling the Tough Skills Training 2020
Tackling the Tough Skills is a self-paced course designed with you in mind. This course is about where you've been, what you've learned from experiences, and how to use this information to build a better life. Explore topics that will help you ...
The BEA of the U.S. Department of Commerce promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.
The Economic Policy Institute (EPI) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank created in 1986 to include the needs of low- and middle-income workers in economic policy discussions.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.
A federation of unions in Missouri that are affiliated with the national American Federation of Labor – Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO).
The Missouri AFL-CIO Dislocated Worker Program staff can arrange for a Surviving Layoff Workshop to be held for laid off workers before or after the layoff has occurred.
Meet the experts
- Dewey Thompson DIRECTOR, EXTENSION MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Rae Lyon ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, MISSOURI TRAINING INSTITUTE View Profile
- Robert Russell DIRECTOR, LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Stephanie Schindler COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Jeremiah Terrell FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Patricia Barrett COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT View Profile
- Katie Buchs Pemberton FIELD SPECIALIST IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Cathy Galland COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile