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AARP - SCSEP (covering Cooper County)
11679 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, MO 63033
314-830-3600
http://www.aarp.org/aarp-foundation/our-work/income/scsep/info-2014/over-55-and-looking-for-a-job/.html

Working an average of 20 hours a week, older job seekers are paid the highest of federal, state or local minimum wage and are compensated by SCSEP directly. The job seekers are placed in a wide variety of community service activities at non-profit and public facilities like day care centers, senior centers, schools and hospitals. This on-the-job training experience can then be used as a bridge to find employment opportunities outside of the program.



Bethel-Purim Ministries
1640 Radio Hill Rd., Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-5202
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: food pantry, Hope Chest (office attire), Volunteer Agency Network, Job services,
restoration workshops and counseling, GED/scholastic support, family support classes on money
management.
Fee: None



Central Missouri Community Action - Cooper County Resource Office
401 East High Street, Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-5601 or 660-882-5602   Fax: 660-882-9622
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: Job readiness training, job search assistance, career exploration assessment, family development advocates, financial assistance for approved career and technical training programs, on the job training, supplies for job searching and job retention, clothes closet.
Eligibility:  Families on TANF



Indeed Job Search for Cooper County
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=&l=cooper+County%2C+MO



Job Corps
800-733- JOBS (5627)

Seeks income-eligible young people ages 16-24 train for a successful career and advance their education. Fee: no cost.


Missouri Job Center (Career Center and Unemployment Office)
800 Cherry St., Columbia, MO 65201
573-441-6361
Hours: 8:00-5:00 (M-F)

Services: Job placement assistance, employer services, resume preparation, Unemployment
Insurance filing information, Missouri reentry process, Employment Services for Veterans
Fee: No charge
Eligibility: At least 14 years of age and legally able to work in the United States.  Veterans should ask for the Veteran Representative.


Missouri State Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
900 W. Nifong, Suite 210, Columbia, MO 65203-4467
573-441-6327; Toll Free: 1-877-222-8961; Fax: 573-884-5250
Send Contact Questions to: Louis Gatewood, District Supervisor

Services: Vocational rehabilitation services, guidance, evaluation, job training and placement,
assistance with accommodations, other services as needed for a positive employment outcome
Fee: Free
Eligibility: Physical or mental impediment/disability which makes it difficult to obtain
employment



Missouri Women's Business Center
800 N. Providence, Ste. 210, Columbia, MO 65203
573-777-5236
http://mowbc.org/

The Missouri Women’s Business Center is a catalyst for economic development in our community by providing resources, support, and networks for women seeking to start or grow their own businesses. Our offerings include classes, workshops, networking opportunities, individualized business counseling, and microlending. We serve eight counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Howard, Moniteau and Osage as a program of Central Missouri Community Action.



Skill Up Program
Missouri Dept of Social Services - Family Support Division
409 High Street, Boonville, MO 65233
660-882-5311, 855-373-4636 Automated line: 800-392-1261   Fax: 660-882-8940
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

The SkillUP program offers Food Stamp recipients in Missouri the opportunity to gain skills, training or work experience. The SkillUP Program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS).
SkillUP is offered at no cost to the participant and helps promote employability and self-sufficiency. SkillUP is offered through Job Centers, the University of Missouri and some Community Colleges in the Springfield and Kansas City areas.



Unlimited Opportunities
1620 West Ashley Rd., PO Box 239, Boonville, MO 65233
877-582-5576 or 660-882-5576   Fax: 660- 882-7483
Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Services: Sheltered workshop, vocational training and development, school to work program,
and supported employment.
Eligibility: Disabled members of Cooper and Howard counties. Services provided as funding is
available.
Fee: None

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