The Central Workforce Development Board (CWDB) has partnered with The Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (DHEWD) and Office of Workforce Development (OWD) to host a virtual job fair specifically for the State of Missouri on Tuesday, February 23, 2021.


During the job fair, job seekers can interact directly with employers and learn more about opportunities within the state.


This virtual job fair is part of the Return Strong initiative, who have hosted a number of virtual job fairs since August, featuring jobs in healthcare, manufacturing, agriculture, and more.


Though Missouri has faced record unemployment rates due to COVID-19, the Return Strong recovery plan is helping Missourians get back to work as quickly as possible.


The Virtual Job Fair overcomes geographical and time zone barriers by allowing exhibitors to interact with potential candidates in a digital environment. The Virtual Job Fair will be hosted from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Employers have the perfect opportunity to find their next great team member. Through a virtual booth loaded with their company content and a chat function accessible from any location and device, the virtual fair is a convenient way to support recruitment efforts and showcase companies.


These virtual job fairs are more than just a place to post open career listings. Employers will be able to meet job candidates through an online video conference, sharing information about their organization and specifics about job openings.


For those seeking employment, this is the perfect way to impress your next employer without leaving the house. Find job listings by industry, view participating employers, and join their “chat room” to hear more about their company and available job openings. Presentations about resume writing and interview tips will be presented each hour during the job fair.


For more information candidates can visit

The Central Workforce Development Region exists to strengthen communities through workforce development efforts, which includes providing employers a skilled workforce and helping job seekers access jobs and increase their skills.


The work done to assist the communities of mid-Missouri is a collective effort of the Central Ozarks Private Industry Council (COPIC), the Office of Workforce Development (OWD), and the Central Workforce Development Board (CWDB), along with numerous community partners. Services are provided through four comprehensive Job Centers, four satellite locations and an administrative office, representing 19 counties in Central Missouri.


For more information, visit our website at or contact the Communications Coordinator, Sundi Jo Graham at


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