Analyzing Workforce Trends in Southwest Missouri
Two entities survey workforce trends to identify how they can close the skills and training gaps felt by today's businesses.
By Haley Phillips
Though businesses show no sign of stopping their search for qualified workers, this year’s Momentum Survey results show a decrease in usage of training resources for new hires compared to last year. Mary Ann Rojas, director of Workforce Development for the City of Springfield, is passionate about changing these results. According to Rojas, many employers are unaware other businesses are facing the same hiring challenges. To combat these concerns, Rojas, along with the Ozark Region Workforce Development Board, is working to implement long-term programs to further close the skills and training gaps felt by today's businesses.
Resources Used to Meet Training Needs in the Local WorkforceResults of the Workforce Development for the City of Springfield's Momentum Survey shows a comparison between 2019 and 2018. Results below show percentages of employees using a particular training method.
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