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Career and Employment

AARP - SCSEP (covering Moniteau County)
11679 W. Florissant Ave., St. Louis, MO 63033

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.

Central Missouri Community Action, Moniteau County Family Resource Office

504 White St., California, MO 65018

CMCA's Missouri Work Assistance program provides individuals on TANF all the latest tools to find and keep steady employment.  The family advocate works with families to create their own family development plan, and then assists with finding the resources available to make that plan a reality. 

Missouri Career Center (Career Center and Unemployment Office)
1716 Four Season Drive Suite 101 Jefferson City, Mo 65101      
573-526-8115 Fax: 573-526-3494
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. 
Serving: Cole, Moniteau, and Osage Counties.

Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
1500 A. South ridge Drive Jefferson City, MO 65109 
573-751-2343 Fax: 573-526-4474

Voc Rehab specializes in employment and training services that can assist you in becoming employed. A VR counselor will determine your eligibility for services. To be eligible, you need to have a physical or mental impairment that causes problems with working and need VR services to be successfully employed. Once eligible, you will work with a counselor who will help you develop a plan for your rehabilitation.

Missouri Women's Business Center
800 N. Providence, Ste. 210, Columbia, MO 65203

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
104 N. Gerhart Rd., California, MO 65018
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.

Indeed job search website

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.

Snagajob job search website

1st Choice Employment Agency

1st Choice Employment Agency, 514 East High St., Jefferson City, MO 65101, 573-635-9885, Fax 573-635-5884
Hours:  Mon-Fri  8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Audrain, Callaway, Cole, Moniteau, and Osage Counties in Missouri

Provides employment services to individuals with disabilities. Participants' skills and abilities are matched up with the needs of local employers. Services are accredited by CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).