Labor and workforce development
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Workshop teaches economic development basics and explores trends and emerging issues. Each Fundamentals of Economic Development (FED) workshop presents an overview of the economic development process and explores trends and emerging issues related to ...
Composing clear, accurate, and concise messages in a business-like manner is key to effective communication in the workplace. Participants will be encouraged to share their own business writing examples and personal experiences to support the ...
Difficult people are everywhere, or maybe, everyone is difficult during certain moments of their life. Eventually you’ll work with a person who you think is difficult. This experience can be stressful and make an otherwise enjoyable job, ...
News & articles
- Published: Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension recently released its 2017 Farm Labor Guide.Finding and keeping dependable workers is one of the largest challenges today for farm owners and managers, says MU Extension agricultural economist Joe ...
- Published: Thursday, March 2, 2017
MARK TWAIN LAKE, Mo. – Smoke billows from the sugar shack where U.S. Marine veteran Jeremy Beaver cooks maple syrup. It is a crisp Sunday morning. A sweet, smoky smell and the sound of children playing fill the woods. Beaver likes the quiet of ...
- Published: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
COLUMBIA, Mo. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $179,614 grant to the University of Missouri to support efforts to help veterans, Latinos, women and socially disadvantaged persons to farm or go into agribusiness.The grant will fund ...
- Published: Thursday, April 26, 2018
COLUMBIA, Mo. – More than 70 middle school students became Mizzou Tigers for a day at a nontraditional career exploration event sponsored by University of Missouri campus partners and Commerce Bank on Wednesday, April 4.Students extracted DNA from ...
Publication date: June 1, 2020
In December 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released county-level measures of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first time. GDP measures the total value of goods and services produced less the value consumed to produce those goods ...
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: 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 ...
Steward NotesVolume 1, Number 2, October, 1998Contract interpretation involves a process of determining, or giving meaning to, words in a collective bargaining agreement. Grievances involving contract interpretation may end up in arbitration ...
Although the specific issues in any negotiations will reflect the concerns of the local union involved and its membership, there are general goals that are likely to be present in most union bargaining agendas. For purposes of simplicity, these are ...
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 ...
21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader
Jan. 10, 2021 - March 6, 2021
Everything rises and falls on leadership. The challenge is that leadership develops from the inside out. If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside. Learn more about ...
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 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.
Precautions, protections, steps to take, and resources to use to help you manage your workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
Part of the Department of Labor that provides regulations, forms, guidance, posters and forms for employers about the FMLA.
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
- Matthew Pezold FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Stephanie Schindler COUNTY ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST IN 4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT View Profile
- Amy Patillo FIELD SPECIALIST IN LABOR AND WORKFORCE 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